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Does Your Password Suck?


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The New York Times on Sunday stated that a strong password isn’t the strongest security. We should instead be focused on the malware/keyloggers that invade systems and can steal ANY password, weak or strong. Should we continue our focus on “strong” passwords which some jobs make you change every few months, or should our focus be more on computer security, getting to the root of the problem?

If you have malware or keyloggers on your system, your information will be stolen no matter how strong your password. Instead of focusing so much energy on strong passwords, you need to make sure that you protect your entire computer system. That’s what the NY Times article says to us, at least.

Do you pay much attention to password security, or do you focus your energy on overall computer security?

Lamarr wasn’t able to send us a video last week, since he was worn out from traveling. He wanted to make it up to all of you this week by doing a video today and one on Thursday! Now that is dedication, folks. Thanks, Lamarr, for all of your support.

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Identity Theft Protection

There are items in the news every day about identity theft. The obvious consequence is an unexpected financial disaster. However, it can be worse. There can be crimes committed under a stolen identity and warrants issued for the person who has had his/her identity used. And yet, it can be worse.

Identity theft can be a matter of health and well being. Along with identity theft being a rapidly expanding crime, stolen medical services are increasing. That means that someone uses a stolen identity to obtain medical care. Besides the obvious financial consequences, it can be deadly to the person who has had his/her identity used.

Once a identity is used for medical services, there will be an electronic record. The modern day goal is to have that medical record available to any physician who is treating that person. That means national access. Imagine the health consequences if the electronic medical records are wrong because someone has stolen and used an identity. The consequences can be disastrous.

A common means of identity theft is through your computer and through your passwords. A breach of your password (or passwords) just creates a myriad of problems. To maintain the security of passwords for our readers, Identity Protector with Password Manager from Large Software is recommended.

Wait. Before you say that you don’t need any password manager, here is one of the reasons why we are recommending this program. For the sake of an example, there are some websites that you might visit regularly. Let’s use PayPal. Imagine the damage that an identity thief can do with your PayPal data.
You think that you are careful and savvy but the hackers / criminals who spoof websites such as PayPal are experts at what they do. And regardless of how careful you are, there are times when you are rushed or tired or distracted. Identity thieves bank on these lapses. And some of the phishing websites are identical to the genuine sites. At a quick glance, it becomes impossible to tell the difference from spoofed sites and the genuine sites. Gone are the days of sloppy coding and spelling errors.

What an excellent password manager should do is protect you from phishing sites. The password manager should NOT release your personal data if the site is not legitimate and has been spoofed.

Identity Protector with Password Manager from Large Software does just that. It secures your logins, hides your keystrokes and encrypts your passwords. Password Manager protects your identity and is a significant extra layer of security from phishing attempts. It is a guard from identity theft.

Large Software is giving our visitors a special offer. Until November 4, 2009, Large Software is offering a ten dollar ($10.00) discount on Identity Protector with Password Manager. This is a third off of their regular price and an exceptional price for this outstanding security product.

Password Manager operates with ALL programs and web browsers, including Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox…. With the security issues with browsers, it is simply too risky to allow a browser to hold your confidential password information. Phishing, spoofing and other identity theft methods are becoming much more sophisticated in separating you from your password information. Protect yourself.

At this point, you might say that identity theft isn’t going to happen to you. The recent data from Australia says one in five people are identity theft victims. And don’t say that you are not worried about this because you have no money to steal. You have a reputation. And you have a health record to protect.

Managing your Passwords: Protection from Phishing / Identity Theft

It is baffling when some people put their passwords on a sticky note and leave it on the edge of their monitor. Yes, that really happens. There are other things that people do with passwords that would make your jaw drop. Do you use a universal password for numerous sites? Is your password really your cat’s name or your dog’s name? Please tell me you don’t use your birthdate, or that of your daughter?

These are just some of the horrors that people do with passwords. Recently, for example, some people on Twitter were entering their password to gain a bit of data. People simply do not seem to recognize the implications of being lax with one’s password. Not only are finances at risk with a breach of privacy and security, but one’s reputation can be trashed, if someone breaches your personal accounts.

One of the prime reasons for a password manager is that it guards your online identity and protects you from identity theft. There are some websites that you might visit regularly. For the sake of an example, let’s use PayPal. Imagine the damage that an identity thief can do with your PayPal data.

You say that you are careful, but the hackers / criminals who spoof websites such as PayPal are experts at what they do. Regardless of how careful you are, there are times when you are rushed or tired or distracted. Identity thieves bank on these lapses. And some of the phishing websites are identical to the genuine sites. At a quick glance, it becomes impossible to tell the difference from spoofing sites and the genuine sites. Gone are the days of sloppy coding and spelling errors.

What an excellent password manager should do is protect you from phishing sites. The password manager should NOT release your personal data if the site is not legitimate and has been spoofed.

Password Manager from Large Software does just that. It secures your logins, hides your keystrokes and encrypts your passwords. Password Manager protects your identity and is an added layer of security from phishing attempts. It is a guard from identity theft.

Large Software is giving our visitors a special offer. Until May 14th, 2009, Large Software is offering a ten dollar ($10.00) discount on Password Manager. This is a third off their regular price and an exceptional price for this outstanding security product.

“Password Manager operates with ALL programs and web browsers, including Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox…”. With the security issues with browsers, it is simply too risky to allow a browser to hold your confidential password information. Phishing, spoofing and other identity theft methods are becoming much more sophisticated in separating you from your password information. Protect yourself. Keep your passwords safe with Password Manager. This program works exceptionally well.

Password Manager is portable and ideal for laptops too. If, for example, your government agency or business requires this program in high volume, we will try to make large purchases financially viable.

How Do You Manage Your Passwords?


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Yes, there are several utilities to help you manage passwords on Windows, but Mac OS X users love 1password for a reason: it’s amazing. Plus, there’s a free iPhone app tie-in!

In short, 1Password keeps track of all your web passwords, automates sign-in, guards from identity theft, and allows you to stop worrying about your safety while online. 1Password takes care of all your online passwords so you can use strong and unique passwords for every site and never forget any of them!

As I said already, there are tons of utilities out there that can do the password basics for you. But can your utility or software do these things:

  • Enters online usernames and passwords so that you don’t have to remember them.
  • Strong Password Generator automatically creates and fills passwords.
  • Built-in Anti-Phishing and Keylogger Protection provides security and peace of mind.
  • Take your information anywhere on your iPhone/iPod touch or Palm.

1Password keeps this information all in a database. You’ll set a master password, which you’ll use to access all of your others. No one will be able to see your saved passwords, as long as you don’t share that master one with anyone. Be sure to set this password as strong as possible, using all of the rules for creating good passwords.

When using strong random passwords it is important to be able to access your information where ever you go. 1Password provides solutions for iPhone/iPod touch and Palm so you can take your data anywhere. This is an excellent feature, because so many of us are always on the go. We cannot afford to lose or forget our passwords – or have them hacked!

Keep yourself safe and easily remember all of your login information using 1password.

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Password Storage

http://live.pirillo.com/ – Managing and sharing password and sensitive information can be a hassle, especially if two or more people need to be kept up to date with account information. The solve this problem Chris found a great service called PassPack.

The first Online Privacy Manager. It’s a password manager and personal vault. With PassPack you can organize and store passwords, private notes, links and much more to come!

But is it a wise decision to store your information with PassPack? The truth is that your information will be kept pretty darn secure. PassPack uses multiple levels of security: anti-phishing filters, data packing, and disposable account information. To sum it all up:

With AES encryption (the same as used by the US Government) and an SSL Secure Connection, your data travels safely over the internet. But let’s suppose a hypothetical "bad-guy" gets into our servers, all he’d find would be a bunch of illegible data (Not even PassPack can read your data). If he’s determined to crack this data, he’d have to guess the Password and Packing Key of every single User, one-by-one, in order to reverse the packing process – to date, this type of brute force attack on AES is considered impossible. That makes PassPack an unattractive target.

It’s a great way to store your sensitive information and keep it secure.

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