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Don’t reuse your passwords. I have railed on passwords problems several times on this blog. See http://mythoughtsonit.com/?s=passwords to view past posts. So I had to share this comic that illustrates why you shouldn’t reuse passwords. Try a password manager!

Don’t reuse your passwords. I have railed on passwords problems several times on this blog. See http://mythoughtsonit.com/?s=passwords to view past posts. So I had to share this comic that illustrates why you shouldn’t reuse passwords. Try a password manager!

I previously wrote about the weak passwords most people choose to use. See http://mythoughtsonit.com/?p=279 for a refresher. There are all kinds of attacks against our passwords. From shoulder surfing to keystroke logging to rainbow tables. What we had going for us is that a brute force attack where a computer guessed all possible combinations of […]

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Most people would be surprised at how easy it is to guess their passwords. For most people if you know a little about them you can guess their passwords. I had a friend who dared me to "break" into their iPhone. They handed it to me and I thought for a short while and tried […]

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Most people would be surprised at how easy it is to guess their passwords. For most people if you know a little about them you can guess their passwords. I had a friend who dared me to "break" into their iPhone. They handed it to me and I thought for a short while and tried […]

The Heartbleed bug is a big deal. This flaw affected TOR and about two-thirds of internet websites. The flaw was uncovered by researchers from Google and Codenomicon. It is expected that the big sites will be fixed quickly but that all the different devices and sites effected will not all be updated for months. The […]

You may have noticed that some of the Microsoft social media accounts were compromised last week by the Syrian Electronic Army. CNET story here. http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-57617306-83/microsoft-employee-e-mail-also-hit-by-syrian-electronic-army/ Well that happened because the people who had access to those accounts used just plain old Passwords. We should all know by now that plain old passwords SUCK. I have […]

I often run into customers running Windows XP that are unable to remote into Server 2012 because they don’t have the latest RDC client. Here is where you can get the Remote Desktop Connection Client for an older Windows operating system. The filename is mstsc.exe. Remote Desktop Connection 7.0 client update for Remote Desktop Services […]

On an NTFS volume when you delete a file it is still recoverable so if you want to really remove a file you need to do a secure delete of that file. You can use the Cipher tool, which is part of a default Windows install, to securely delete files. It is not as convenient […]

This month, my fellow IT Pro Technical Evangelists and I are authoring a new series of articles on 20 Key Scenarios with Windows Azure Infrastructure Services.  Check out the list of articles here:http://mythoughtsonit.com/2013/05/20-key-scenarios-with-windows-azure-infrastructure-services/.    One of the roadblocks to building a Windows 8 new interface application is that you need Windows 8 or Server 2012 […]