Category: Computers

What makes a password good or bad has actually changed a bit in recent times.

What I would have recommended to you with confidence 3-4 years ago, would be a terrible idea in today’s environment. Only the most complex password recommendations from a few years ago still stand today. Chances are you need to change some of your passwords even if you think you chose good ones for them a few years ago. I know I personally have had to change mine.

What you need to know about choosing passwords (and tell your mother too):

via The Ultimate Guide To Passwords – What You Need To Know.


There is another fake IRS email going around.

This one does not contain malware (yet) but still could be very dangerous.

It contains two Adobe PDF files. While neither of these files contain malware, this is a serious attempt to steal your personal information.

These scams tend to work a bit better during the time we are all thinking about taxes and may not be suspicious of being contacted by the IRS.

Check out the post about the IRS 1042-W fake email scam here.

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Don’t fall for the fake IRS email virus!

Now that it’s tax season malware is after your money as well as the government. Often as an email, malware impersonates the IRS in an attempt to infect your computer and steal your personal data.

You can find great advice on avoiding this malware and scam at

The specific article about the IRS virus and malware email scam is here

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