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Entries Tagged ‘security’

Getting LastPass to Remember .htaccess (Basic Auth) Passwords in Chrome

LastPass is all kinds of awesome. If you’re not familiar with LastPass, it’s not quite enough to say that it’s a password manager. It is, but it’s so much better than that – it’s a password manager done the right way.  I don’t want to get into explaining the many features that make LastPass bulletproof, [...]

Citibank Asks For Your “Password” When You Call Customer Service

I’m a long-time Citi Dividends card holder, and I recently received a new card in the mail. I called the number provided on the card to activate my new Dividends card, and after entering all of my information I was redirected to an actual live person to complete the card activation. Credit card companies like [...]

How To Block Websites

So you want to block your kids from going to certain websites, eh? There is a lot of software out there that blocks websites, some of it good, some of it not so good. There is a simple way to block websites on your home computer without installing any additional software. To block specific websites [...]

How To Reveal Stored Passwords in Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and IE

Nowadays browsers store passwords then auto-populate forms, hiding that stored password behind little dots or asterisks.  Guess what? There is a way to reveal the password hidden behind there.  This is very handy for when you forget your password but have it stored in the browser. Reveal Stored Passwords in Mozilla Firefox and Chrome Navigate [...]

How to Securely and Completely Erase Your Computer’s Hard Drive

Getting rid of that old computer? You might want to consider either hanging on to the hard drive or making sure that it’s been completely erased before you do so – your personal data may be at stake. If you’re like most computer users, you probably have a few files on your computer that you [...]

  

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