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October 27, 2011

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Too Many Passwords? Use a Password Manager

The more websites we sign up to, the more passwords we have to remember, this often causes us to use the same password multiple times, which can cause major problems if, for example, you use the same password for your Online Banking and Facebook accounts.

A simple way to remove the problems associated with remembering all those different passwords is to store them all in some form of database, thankfully there are programs out there to make this process painless.

October 11, 2011

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What the RIM Server Failure Teaches Us

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Monday’s complete failure of Research in Motion’s (RIMs) UK BlackBerry Internet Service servers has highlighted just how reliant we have become on services offered by third parties.

Because of the failure of a group of servers in a UK datacentre, all of RIMs customers across the whole EMEA region were unable to access any of their e-mail or do anything besides make phone calls and send text messages. This is worrying.

October 3, 2011

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Why Acting on Virus Hoax E-Mails is Dangerous

We’ve all seen them, an e-mail arrives from someone you know telling you about a new, highly dangerous and undetectable virus and asks you to forward the message on to everyone in your address book. Not surprisingly, most people who get these e-mails do exactly that.