As someone pointed out to me this week, passwords are an "archaic" form of authentication. I couldn't agree more, to be honest. And yet, they're here and they're going to be here for a long, long time. The result? You need to do a better job with your passwords.
One of my more controversial positions: no, you probably don't need that out of office reply. Stop it.
Files compressed by Windows? One guess as to who can decompress them. (Hint: it's software you already have.)
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Crank Your Password Strength Up to 11!
In a world where we measure things (like speaker volume) from 0 to 10, it's time crank your password strength up to 11. Take whatever you think a strong password might be — and make it stronger.
Unfortunately, too many people still have their password strength firmly planted at zero.
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Out-of-Office Replies are Evil
We've survived another holiday season. With the season comes vacation, and with vacations come the “vacation auto-responder”, also known as the “out of office” reply.
The evil “out of office reply”.
Evil? Yep. I'll explain why.
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How Do I Decompress All the Files that Windows Compressed for Me?
There is indeed a program that will do that.
It's called Microsoft Windows.
You don't need to get any additional programs to decompress the files on your system; you can do it right from within Windows.
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