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Java tries to install the terrible Ask Toolbar and other obnoxious junk — sorry, “sponsored software” — when you install it. Worse yet, Java bundles this junkware with security updates. This registry hack tells Java to never install that stuff.
Is it "really" such a bad idea to use a password twice? – Naked Security from Sophos by Paul Ducklin on September 23, 2014 |
How to Create a Strong Password (and Remember It) by How-To Geek “Be sure to use a strong password” is advice we all constantly see online. Here’s how to create a strong password — and, more importantly, how to actually remember it.
Anyone can intercept your passwords or banking details if they're on the same Wi-Fi network with you (coffee shop, airport, hotel) using simple programs that are widely available on the internet. Don't be a sitting duck:
I use and recommend using a VPN (Virtual Private Network) you could set one up yourself if you had the technical expertise. This is a lot of trouble and I'm not sure it would be easy to use and foolproof. Instead of rolling my own I use is a subscription service ProXPN this link will take you to the info and signup page. If you use the coupon code SN50 it is just $5 a month, it's easy to use and works on my laptop and smart phone.
Google adds deceptive software warnings to Safe Browsing service by Naked Security's newsletter
The days of having your homepage switched or suddenly discovering a mysterious toolbar in your browser may be set to come to an end soon.