by admin | Dec 15, 2018 | Security
Security experts around the globe can’t stress enough to their clients about the importance of password protections. Experts say that their were over a billion hacking attempts last year alone. It takes a hacker just minutes from their computer to hack a six digit lower case password like “daisy”. Add an upper character and it gets close to 10 hours. Add more digits and special characters like “!@#$” and it gets infinitely harder for the hackers. Keep in mind that almost anyone can find out where you were born, your pets name and your date of birth. So why not use things that are your favorite like your favorite city or favorite type of food, etc. How do you make your passwords safe?
- The longer the better
- Use upper and lower case characters
- Use numbers and special characters
- Change your password every 60 days
Until biometrics and two factor authentication (something you have & something you know) become mainstream for everyday users, it’s best to implement a password strategy.
I hope some of these basic strategies help make your information more secure.
by admin | Jun 15, 2015 | Uncategorized
These days, summer safety for kids goes well beyond concerns over swimming, biking, and softball. Unfortunately, technology harbors many dangers especially for young children with extra time on their hands over the summer vacation. Computer Troubleshooters is here to share a few summer safety tips to keep your children safe while they experiment with technology this […]
by admin | May 20, 2015 | Uncategorized
When consumers ponder holiday shopping opportunities, most of us think about the retail holiday madness that begins the day after Thanksgiving. Remember the frenzied competition of shopping at those big mall sales and triumphantly carrying overflowing shopping bags back to the car? Perhaps Cyber Monday is a more appealing memory if you are a devotee […]
by admin | Apr 16, 2015 | Uncategorized
In the popular 2008 film “Up in the Air,” George Clooney portrays a corporate downsizing expert who spends nearly all of his time flying around the country on business. In fact, the character actually spends 320 days per year on planes and in airports. His enthusiasm for air travel is partially based on his goal […]
by admin | Mar 24, 2015 | Uncategorized
Remember when TV’s most famous fashionista, Carrie Bradshaw, lost her entire novel when her computer suddenly crashed? After years of laboring over her book, all of Carrie’s hard work suddenly vanished in a flash. Even in 2008, Carrie’s friends were utterly dumbfounded when she claimed that she had never heard of data backup. Really, Carrie? […]
by admin | Mar 12, 2015 | Uncategorized
Do you remember Microsoft XP’s funeral from April 2014? Hopefully you have moved on and by that we mean that you followed the migration guidelines and are no longer using Microsoft Windows XP or Microsoft Office 2003. If you neglected to follow through on those necessary upgrades, you already have a problem on your hands. […]
by admin | Feb 20, 2015 | Uncategorized
February is the perfect time to think about your heart because it contains both Valentine’s Day and American Heart Month. We aren’t going to comment on the romantic pursuits of your heart, but Computer Troubleshooters does have a few tips on how wearable fitness technology can help you keep your heart healthy. Wearable fitness technology […]
by admin | Feb 18, 2015 | Uncategorized
The Thrill is Gone – do you remember that classic blues song? It’s a heart-breaking reminder about the loss of a once exhilarating and passionate connection. It’s a bitter realization when the old spark seems gone forever. Excuse us, but we are talking about your relationship with your computer! Tips on Learning to Love Your […]
by admin | Jan 27, 2015 | Uncategorized
If you are like most of us, your list of New Year’s resolutions probably includes ambitious plans to go on a diet, lose weight, commit to a fitness plan and get in shape. To attain these goals you might need some medical information and professional guidance. You will probably also require some motivational support combined […]