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How to use Google Chrome’s password manager

How to use Google Chrome’s password manager  – By Michael Allison mspoweruser.com

Saving your passwords in your head may be an old fashioned way of doing things, but it is quite impractical. You may forget, misremember, or even end up duplicating passwords (inadvisable). Saving it in a notebook, either physical or digital is just asking to be hacked. Common wisdom suggests users make use of a password manager, and Google’s Chrome has that built-in.

Two-Factor Authentication and Private Browsing

No One Knows About Two-Factor Authentication and Private Browsing – By lifehacker.com

Sounds strange, doesn’t it? As much as we try to promote the importance of this security measure—a secondary means of identifying that whoever is trying to log into your account is actually you—a recent survey from the Pew Research Center indicates that more than half of those quizzed cannot identify a single example of two-factor authentication.

Five myths about password managers

Five myths about password managers – By blog.mozilla.org

Password managers are the most recommended tool by security experts to protect your online credentials from hackers. But many people are still hesitant to use them. Here’s why password managers are safe, secure and your best defense against password-hungry cyber criminals.

Five Great DVRs for Cord Cutters Compared

TiVo vs Tablo vs Channel Master vs Fire TV Recast vs HDHomeRun – Five Great DVRs for Cord Cutters Compared  – By Jess Barnes cordcuttersnews.com

For most people who want to watch TV without paying for cable, an OTA antenna provides many channels for free. An OTA DVR makes the shows and movies from those channels available to watch anytime. There are hundreds of OTA DVR options available to cord cutters.

2 Ways Your SIM Card Can Be Hacked

2 Ways Your SIM Card Can Be Hacked (And How to Protect It) – By Mihir Patkar makeuseof.com

You probably know that your smartphone’s operating system needs to be regularly updated to protect against security vulnerabilities. But your SIM card can be a source of security vulnerabilities too. Here we’ll show you some ways hackers can use SIM cards to gain access to devices, and advice on how you can keep your SIM card safe.

Android 10 Tips & Tricks

Android 10 Tips & Tricks: the 7 best new features you didn't know about – By androidpit.com

Android 10 has landed on Pixel smartphones and is starting to trickle down to devices not made by Google too. If you've just downloaded the update, these are the new features you should be checking out first.


Here's every new Android 10 gesture explained – By androidpit.com

Android 10 has started rolling out and one of the software update's key changes is improved gesture controls. They take a little getting used to if you have been on the old two or three-button navigation for a long time, but once adjust you'll never look back. Here's every new gesture for Android 10, explained.

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