👍 #911 - I'm Told to Change My Password. Why?
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When someone tells you you need to change your password, you should probably change it.
The catch, of course, is that not everyone telling you to change your password is legit. That means you need to change it in the right way, to avoid being compromised.
I'm Told to Change My Password. Why? has the important details.
Also this week:
- Fixing bluescreens
- Using LastPass
- Getting phished
As always, links below.
Elsewhere on the web
A few items I found interesting or useful:
- You can now ask Google to remove phone numbers from search results - Just remember, it's only Google's search engine. Who knows how many other places things show up. (via Research Buzz)
- 8 Tips to Improve Your Wi-Fi Signal - Some good ideas here.
- How Hackers Get Your Passwords and How To Defend Yourself A good overview to a common concern.
- 'Bossware is coming for almost every worker': the software you might not realize is watching you - I get asked about this kind of thing a lot.
Gary and I spend this episode discussing Twitter. We speculate (a lot) about what might happen, and the ramifications of some of the changes currently floating as rumors across the internet.
There's more, of course, over at: TEH 162: Twitter take over.
Have a great week!
I'm Told to Change My Password. Why?
Is your password loose "in the wild"?
If you've been told to change your password, do so, but do so in the right way. I'll explain what that means and why it's important.
Also This Week on Ask Leo!
How Do I Fix a Blue Screen Error?
|Blue screen errors are less common than they used to be, but they can still happen for a variety of reasons. I'll review what to do and when.|
LastPass Password Manager and Vault
|One of the challenges with current online safety advice is keeping track of multiple different secure passwords. LastPass not only does that, but does it securely across multiple devices.|
I Think I've Been Phished. Now What?
|Phishing is epidemic. Legitimate-looking emails asking for sensitive information are often bogus. Phishing is on the rise, and you need to be aware.|
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I Think I've Been Phished. Now What?Phishing is epidemic. I you clicked... now what? Legitimate-looking emails asking for sensitive information are often bogus. Phishing is on the rise, and you need to be aware.
LastPass Password Manager and VaultOne of the challenges with current online safety advice is keeping track of multiple different secure passwords. LastPass Manager not only does that, but does it securely across multiple devices.
I'm Told to Change My Password. Why?If you've been told to change your password, do so, but do so in the right way. I'll explain what that means and why it's important.
How Do I Fix a Blue Screen Error?Blue screen errors are less common than they used to be, but they can still happen for a variety of reasons. I'll review what to do and when.
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