5 Tips to Change your Password By Leah Bachmann, blog.lastpass.com
Even though weak, reused and compromised passwords are the cause behind many breaches, people continue to display pretty risky password behavior. In fact, we’ve found that 91% of people know that using the same password for multiple accounts is a security risk, but 59% admitted that they do it anyway.
You want your phone with you everywhere. Don’t you feel the same way about your passwords? With the LastPass iOS and Android apps you have access to all your passwords wherever you go.
Using LastPass on Android: Tricks you Might have Missed By Leah Bachmann, blog.lastpass.com
We carry our phones with us everywhere, so it’s important our favorite apps are available on-the-go. LastPass offers a great app for both Android and iOS users that lets you access all your passwords and other essential information wherever you need it.
Password Fatigue and LastPass By Joe Siegrist, blog.lastpass.com
John Kelly of the Washington Post had an amusing article today about how much trouble it is to create a new password every 90 days: So Many Passwords, So Little Time By John Kelly
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Mara was a victim of identity theft, and just narrowly avoided having her brokerage account drained. Leo says that Mara should change her password and turn on 2 factor authentication right away. Leo suspects the bad guys got her information from a database breach like the Collection #1 or the Marriott hack. Leo also suggests going to haveIbeenpwned.com/passwords and see if her passwords have been compromised and are known. Leo also recommends having a credit freeze put on Mara's account using Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion. That will prevent any additional credit accounts being opened in her name.
Google Fi SIM cards now available from Best Buy with $10 service credit By Alex Wagner, www.phonedog.com
Google Fi is getting a retail presence.
Google Fi SIM cards are launching at Best Buy today. The SIM cards are now available online and in more than 500 Best Buy stores. They're priced at $9.99, but they come with a $10 service credit that'll activate within one week after your activation.
Here's the One Gmail Setting You Should Activate Now By Marshall Honorof, www.tomsguide.com
Gmail has more than one billion users, and there's a very good chance that you're among them. With Google Photos, Google Drive, Google Docs and a myriad of other productivity services, Google's popularity and reach are nearly unparalleled, particularly if you also use the company's Android operating system on your mobile device.
Here’s the worst mistake people make that compromises their online security By Kari Paul, www.marketwatch.com
Amazon AMZN, +2.20% founder and Chief Executive Jeff Bezos accused the National Enquirer of politically motivated blackmail late Thursday, and published a threatening email from an executive at the supermarket tabloid’s parent company. One of the many lessons from that controversy is don’t take photos that might compromise your privacy and, if you do, don’t send them via text message or email to another party. Many people would refrain from doing so.
Forgot password? Five reasons why you need a password manager By Ed Bott, www.zdnet.com
For years, I've been reading predictions about new technologies that will render passwords obsolete. Then I click through and inspect the details and I wind up shaking my head. There are plenty of clever identity technologies working their way into the mainstream, but passwords will remain a necessary evil for many years to come.
Oh, snap! Photo-editing apps to make your pics pop by play.google.com
Want to touch up a portrait, cut that photobomber out of your group shot, or turn vacation pics into a shareworthy collage? Our top photo-editing apps make it easy to do it all – and learn new tricks along the way.
Google’s New Chrome Extension Alerts You If Your Passwords Have Been Leaked By Cameron Summerson, www.howtogeek.com
We’ve reached a point where new data breaches are announced on what seems like a weekly basis. It’s almost impossible to keep up with all the breaches and your password situation, but a new Chrome extension from Google is here to help.
Chrome’s hidden lookalike detection feature battles URL imposters By Danny Bradbury, nakedsecurity.sophos.com
Most of us have suffered from fat-fingered browsing before, mistyping website URLs and getting taken to the wrong place. Some of us have fallen victim to hyperlinks that look like legitimate websites at first glance but which are deliberately misspelled. Now, Chrome will try to save us from lookalike sites by detecting them and flagging up a warning.
Why It’s Dangerous to Share Your Birthday Online By Anthony Heddings, www.howtogeek.com
A birthday isn’t something you might think of as being private information you should keep secret. Almost everyone celebrates them on social media, and quite a few people post them on their profile. That’s a horrible idea; here’s why.
8 Easy Ways to Supercharge Your LastPass Security By Dan Price, www.makeuseof.com
By now, you should know the basic principles of keeping your online accounts secure Have You Taken These 5 First Steps to Secure Your Accounts Online? Have You Taken These 5 First Steps to Secure Your Accounts Online?
7 Password Manager Features You Need to Know About By Shubham Agarwal, www.makeuseof.com
Password managers are an essential tool in your digital arsenal. One of the reasons they’ve become so common is because of how straightforward they are to understand and operate. They manage your long passwords so that you don’t have to remember them.
How to Do Your 2018 Taxes Online For Free By Chris Hoffman, www.howtogeek.com
The IRS is now accepting 2018 tax returns, and they’re due on April 15, 2019. Popular tax programs often advertise “free” returns before hitting you with an upsell, but here’s how you can do your taxes for free.
Looking for a Microsoft Signature Edition PC? Here’s What to Do Instead By Josh Hendrickson, www.howtogeek.com
Microsoft’s Signature Edition PCs were one of the Microsoft Store’s best offerings since Microsoft used a clean copy of Windows with no bloatware on these PCs. Microsoft no longer makes Signature Edition PCs, but you can turn any PC into one.
LastPass: Password security for your family in 2018 by dottotech VIDEO
Improve your online security and save time with LastPass, the password manager that remembers all your passwords so you don't have to.
LastPass FULL TUTORIAL Password Manager By David A. Cox, www.youtube.com VIDEO
The Best Password Managers, Compared by censiCLICK
This video gives an overview of the most popular password managers of 2018. Most are cross-platform from Windows, macOS and Linux to iOS and Android. Keep your online accounts secure by using a password manager!
19 Google Doc Features You Didn't Know Existed (But Totally Should) – By Lindsay Kolowich, blog.hubspot.com
A few years ago, as I was scrolling mindlessly through my Facebook News Feed, I found an article that told me I was using paper ketchup cups all wrong.
What Are Nits of Brightness on a TV or Other Display? – By Craig Lloyd, www.howtogeek.com
The competition between TV and display manufacturers has been heating up rapidly, and everyone is talking about how many “nits” their displays have. But what even is a nit? And why should you care?
Common Smarthome Myths That Just Aren’t True – By Josh Hendrickson, www.howtogeek.com
Smarthome technology has come a long way. It still isn’t for everyone, but some of the common myths people use to avoid smarthome tech aren’t true. Smarthomes don’t have to be expensive, and they aren’t always listening to you, for example.
5 Creative Uses for Smart Plugs – By Craig Lloyd, www.howtogeek.com
One of the best values in all of the smarthome technology available is the handy smart plug. They’re cheap, but they can do a lot. Here are a handful of creative uses if you find yourself pondering the implications.
Two-factor authentication: Why do I need it? What are the best apps? – By Bradley Chambers, 9to5mac.com
Security on the internet has become more important with each passing year. It seems like every other month there is a major data breach from major retailers or online properties. One of the key things that you can do to minimize the effect these breaches will have on you is to set up and use two-factor (or multi-factor) authentication.
How to Remove Your Windows Password – By Brady Gavin, www.howtogeek.com
Not everyone likes having to enter a password every time they need to sign in to their computer. Windows lets you get rid of the password without too much hassle.
Everything New in Windows 10’s April 2019 Update – By Chris Hoffman, www.howtogeek.com
Windows 10’s next update is the April 2019 Update, which is version 1903 and was codenamed 19H1 during development. It features a light theme, speed improvements, and lots of polish. There are no crazy new features like My People or Timeline.
12 Email Acronyms You Should Know, With Definitions and Examples – By Shundalyn Allen, www.grammarly.com
We use acronyms in emails every day. From P.S. to Ms. to ASAP, it’s tough to keep the capital letters and periods straight. Here’s a list of twelve common email acronyms and their meanings.
9 foods and grocery items you should always buy at Costco – By Megan Leonhardt | @megan_leonhardt, www.cnbc.com
Costco is one of America's favorite places to shop: The chain recently earned second place among national grocery stores in Dunnhumby's annual Retailer Preference Index.
What Is the “God Mode” Folder in Windows 10, and How Do I Enable It? – By Marshall Gunnell, www.howtogeek.com
What if Windows let you quickly access administrative tools, backup and restore options and other important management settings from a single window? If that sounds good, look no further than the so-called “God Mode.”
Voicemail Phishing Campaign Tricks You Into Verifying Password – By Lawrence Abrams, www.bleepingcomputer.com
A new phishing campaign is underway that utilizes EML attachments that pretend to be a received voicemail and prompts you to login to retrieve it. This campaign also uses a clever tactic of tricking you into entering your password twice in order to confirm that you are providing the correct account credentials.
Google Basics Part 5: Google Photos – By Dottotech, www.youtube.com VIDEO
Google Photos has become the go-to photo storage and sharing app for many of us, for good reason!
Google Drive – Google Basics Part 4 – By Dottotech, www.youtube.com VIDEO
Google Drive, serves not one but 2 masters: Online storage and file sharing Productivity and collaboration applications
Google Basic Part 3: Google Calendar – By Dottotech, www.youtube.com VIDEO
Google Calendar is one of the most valuable members of Google's ecosystem. It can form the centre of your productivity system!
How to Use Gmail – Google Basics Part 2 By Dottotech, www.youtube.com Video
Discover how you can use Gmail like a pro. I'll show you everything you need to do to set up your Gmail account and then share the most important Gmail features.
Google Account – Google Basics – Part 1 – By Dottotech, www.youtube.com VIDEO
Let's go over the Google Basics! In this video, you'll learn how to set up your Google account, what to expect from your Google account and what benefits you get from joining the Google ecosystem.
- G-Suite Pricing Plan https://gsuite.google.com/pricing.html
- Create a Gmail Account https://accounts.google.com/signup/v2
- Google News https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wf-U…
- 5 Must Know Google Drive Tips https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Inl4n…
- Google Calendar Overview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5cWR…
- Google Photos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXe68…
- Google Keep https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AG21_…
- Google 2 Factor Authentication https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLUz7…
- Google Privacy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vA9Z0…
You could earn 17 times as much interest on your savings if you make one simple banking change – By Megan Leonhardt | @megan_leonhardt, www.cnbc.com
Online banks are leaving local banks in the dust when it comes to the interest rates offered on savings accounts. Yet many Americans have no idea.
A high-yield savings account offers a safe way to build wealth. Instead of tying your money to risky investments, it promises stable and consistent growth through the power of compound interest.
Want to Stay Safe Online? Use Two-Factor Authentication. Here's How – By Patrick Lucas Austin, time.com
The massive and numerous data breaches over the last few years prove at least one thing: Passwords alone can’t protect you. And as if to remind you that 2019 will be just as fraught with cybersecurity issues as the year before, security researcher Troy Hunt discovered yet another major breach, ominously titled “Collection #1,” in which nearly 773 million email addresses and 21 million passwords were exposed.
How to Partition Your Hard Drive and Why You Would Want To – By David Nield, gizmodo.com
-Partitioning your hard drive sounds like a technically involved task that most people don’t need to bother with—but it’s actually relatively simple to do, doesn’t have to cost you any money, and can make your computing life easier and more productive. Here are the advantages of a partitioned hard drive, and why you might want to do it.
My Ultimate Cord Cutting Setup – Services I Personally Use (2019 Update) – By Luke Bouma, www.cordcuttersnews.com
I often get asked what cord cutting devices and services I use. Over the weekend, I talked about the devices I use. Today, I want to go over the services I use.
Can You Pass Google's Phishing Quiz? – By Victoria Song, gizmodo.com
Phishing is clearly bad, but it’s not always easy to suss out a sketchy email from a legitimate one. To help, Alphabet subsidiary Jigsaw has made a quiz with Google to teach people how to better spot malicious emails.
Google Maps for Android will now let you set arrival and departure times – By Alex Wagner, www.phonedog.com
Google Maps users have long been able to choose their arrival and departure times when setting up navigation on the web, but that feature is only just now arriving on mobile.
Google Home Making Phone Calls in 2019 – By Automate Your Life, www.youtube.com VIDEO
There's nothing like asking Google Home, Google Home Mini, Google Home Hub, or the Google Assistant device in your home to make a phone call. Whether or not it's a phone call or a Google Duo video call, it's fun, fast, and convenient…when it works.
Photoshop Alternatives: The 10 Best Free Online Photo Editors – By Zapier, zapier.com
Sometimes you take the perfect picture from the perfect angle and all you need to do is crop, sharpen, and hope for hundreds of likes. But other times it's destined to be a full-on fiasco of white balance, focus, cropping, exposure—the works.
Speed Up Google Chrome With This Tab-Reducing Extension – By Emily Price, lifehacker.com
I have somewhere around 70 tabs open on my computer right now, give or take a few. I treat Chrome tabs like temporary bookmarks. For instance, a few of my open tabs are for stories I want to read later, and a few others are for SF Beer Week events I’m currently in the midst of planning for. It’s not the most efficient way to work, but it’s the way I’ve chosen. Unfortunately, it’s also a way that sucks a ton of power.
Disk Space Disappearing? 4 Free Tools for Disk Usage Analysis and Remediation – www.itprotoday.com
The Windows operating system has always made it easy to tell how much free disk space you have available, and there are even some tools baked in that can help you to free up a bit of space when necessary. In most cases, however, the native tools in Windows are unable to free up a significant amount of space. Fortunately, there are a number of free disk usage analysis free available that can help you to figure out where all of your disk space has gone–and what you can do to get some of it back.
20 Hidden Chrome Features That Will Make Your Life Easier – By Evan Dashevsky, www.pcmag.com
Browsers offer us a window into the magical world of the internet, and they do far more than you realize. It's not just about visiting webpages anymore— browsers function as something of an operating system in their own right, which is really not all that far off with Chrome OS now powering Google's Chromebooks.
Serious Security: What 2000 years of cryptography can teach us – By Paul Ducklin, nakedsecurity.sophos.com
These days, a lot of your data gets encrypted when you save it to disk or send it over the internet.
The data gets decrypted again when you read it back in or after it’s received at the other end.
It’s Time to Audit All the Extensions You've Installed on Your Browser – By David Nield, gizmodo.com
A lot of what we do on our computers goes through the browser, and that means any extensions you choose to add on top of that browser have a very privileged position: They can see where you’re going online, they can see the data you’re passing to and from the web, and they can send and receive data themselves.
How To Add Contacts To Gmail – By Tyler Lee, www.ubergizmo.com
In web-based email clients such as the Outlook Web App, adding contacts to your contact list is pretty simple and straightforward and it’s right within the Outlook app itself. However for some reason, this isn’t necessarily the case for Google’s Gmail platform. If you’re trying to find a way to add contacts via Gmail, you should probably stop because the option is not there.
Can Anyone Really Track My Phone’s Precise Location? – By Chris Hoffman, www.howtogeek.com
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It’s the year 2019, and everyone willingly carries a tracking device in their pockets. People can have their precise locations tracked in real time by the government, advertising companies, and even rogue bounty hunters. It sounds like dystopian fiction—but it’s a reality.
Google Maps speed limit feature goes live for some across the United States – By Richard Gao, www.androidpolice.com
If you've never heard of speed limits popping up in Google Maps, we can't blame you. As of July 2017, Maps' speed limit feature was only confirmed to work in two areas: San Francisco, California and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. There's been little news since then, but tonight we received three tips from different parts of the US showing that speed limits were live in Maps.
Over 1 Billion Login Credentials Leaked, Here’s How to See if You Were Compromised – By Cameron Summerson, www.howtogeek.com
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Good morning! A whole slew of usernames and plaintext passwords were leaked for a number of different sites—at 772 million and 21 million respectively, it’s the largest data leak in history. Here’s how to make sure your information is still safe.
Stop Buying Inkjet Printers and Buy a Laser Printer Instead – By Craig Lloyd, www.howtogeek.com
Are you sick and tired of how slow your inkjet printer is? Does it seem like the ink constantly runs out? Do yourself a favor and replace that hunk of junk with a quality laser printer.
The Best Google Docs Add-Ons – By Brady Gavin, www.howtogeek.com
Google Docs add-ons work similarly to how a browser extension works. They are a third-party app that you install to Google Docs to gain additional features. Some add-ons increase productivity (like proofreading tools) and some add more extensive capabilities (like allowing teachers to integrate grades into students papers). Here’s how to install them and some of our favorites.
Google Maps begins showing speed trap alerts – By Alex Wagner, www.phonedog.com
Google Maps is gaining another handy new feature.
Support for displaying speed traps has begun rolling out in Google Maps. Screenshots shared by one Android user show icons of speed cameras when exploring the map and when driving. And since you shouldn't be looking at your phone when you're behind the wheel, Google Maps will also give you an audio cue when you're driving and approaching a speed trap.
The 15-minute Chromebook tune-up – By Jr Raphael, www.computerworld.com
As far as computers go, Chromebooks are almost shockingly low-maintenance. Google's Chrome OS operating system updates itself silently and automatically — as do most of the core apps associated with the platform — and it doesn't get gunked up and slowed down over time, as traditional operating systems tend to do. There's no antivirus software to fret over, either, and little in the way of complicated settings or compatibility concerns.
New Flag Enables Powerful Feature For Chromebook Files App – By Robby Payne, chromeunboxed.com
If you are a user who’s made the transition to Chromebooks from a more standard OS like Mac OS or Windows, file management could be a little different for you.
9 Most Useful Chrome Browser Extensions – By Natasha Stokes, www.techlicious.com
Using Chrome? One of the greatest features of Google’s nimble, speedy browser is the sheer volume of free extensions available from the Chrome store. These extensions are essentially software add-ons that enhance the browser’s performance, tacking on extra capabilities to what you can do within its confines.
Plus Codes on Google Maps: A Must-Use Feature for World Travelers – By Gavin Phillips, www.makeuseof.com
Plus codes are one of the most undiscovered features in Google Maps.
You might not need them when you’re in a well-planned urban area, but they can prove helpful when navigating the world in areas where there are no addresses to lead the way.
Want stronger passwords? Understand these 4 common password security myths – By Fahmida Y. Rashid, www.csoonline.com
Talking about password security is a guaranteed crowd-snoozer, a surefire way to make people shut down and tune out, but the reality is that passwords are still important. Email or social media, online banking or gaming, educational applications or online services—anything that keeps some kind of user data still depends on passwords to keep miscreants out. Attackers will continue merrily looting bank accounts and taking over online services if users don’t step up and use better passwords.