👍 #862 - Your 6 Strongest Practical Password Techniques, Ranked
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Best pragmatic approaches to passwords, ranked:
- Long with random characters: SBH2F%b^xDCUQf5frqBR
- Long with multiple random words: drying karen ruth afoot sauce
- Medium-length words with padding: *-*-*breakfast pancakes*-*-*
- Medium-length words with random characters: l)ws7.BOZ1
- Shorter with padding: *4*iforgot*4*
- Shorter with random characters: (8dQ,]a
My reasoning, and more tips are in this week's featured article: Your 6 Strongest Practical Password Techniques, Ranked.
Also this week:
- The service is the company, the account is your relationship with 'em, the address identifies your mailbox, and the program is the software you use to get your email. Yep, those can be confusing terms.
- The startup sequence in Windows is incredibly complex. You can't (or shouldn't) try to change the order, but you can control some of the things that start automatically.
- My approach to solving a gnarly problem: patient and methodical, in detail.
- There are advertisements in serch results and you must learn to recognize them.
Gary and I talk about ransomware and the Colonial Pipeline. TEH 134: Ransomware, Pipelines and Tech. Yes, we also talk about how to avoid ransomware, and how to recover if it happens to you!
Thanks, as always, for being here!
This Week's Featured Article
Your 6 Strongest Practical Password Techniques, Ranked
Aim for the best.
Six practical approaches to generating passwords, ranked from best to worst.
Also This Week on Ask Leo!
|Terminology around email can be confusing. I'll review some common and important terms.|
How Do I Change the Startup Order in Windows 10?
|Changing the order of Startup items in Windows isn't supported. Any techniques to attempt to do so are risky and error prone.|
What I Do When Software Stops Working
|I had a serious problem with an app I rely on in Windows 10. I'll walk you through my experience solving it, and show how the process relates to you.|
It's Important You Know: There Are Ads in Search Results
|It's absolutely critical you learn to recognize the difference between advertisements and actual search results.|
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What I Do When Software Stops WorkingI had a serious problem when software I rely on stops working in Windows 10. I'll walk you through my experience solving it, and show how the process relates to you.
How Do I Change the Startup Order in Windows 10?Changing the order of Startup items in Windows isn't supported. Any techniques to attempt to change the order are risky and error prone.
Your 6 Strongest Practical Password Techniques, RankedSix of the strongest practical approaches to generating a password, ranked from best to worst.
What's the Difference Between an Email Account, Email Address, Email Program, and Email Service?Terminology around email can be confusing, and lead to incorrect answers to misstated questions. I'll review some common and important terms.
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- Tip of the Day: Drive the Start Menu with Your Keyboard
- Tip of the Day: Easily Examine ISO Files in Windows 10
- Tip of the Day: Turn Off AutoPlay
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