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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

The email message I received read: “I got a message from somewhere and I think it said something about how I have to sign up with Windows or somebody so Google can download my iPad to Facebook in the cloud. What should I do?”

What is a Computer Virus?
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What is a Computer Virus?

This week I thought it might be a useful exercise to examine some of the constantly changing terms information technology people and others use to name bad software. In vernacular usage, the word “virus” has become a catch-all for any and all kinds of bad software, yet the word virus does have a specific and more restricted definition that sets it apart from other terms.

Choosing Password Manager Software
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Choosing Password Manager Software

In an earlier column, I promised to make specific recommendations for the best password
manager software to use. There are quite a few from which to choose, and determining the one
best for you might otherwise be a difficult undertaking, so I have a suggestion that will make it
easier.

Mindset Is Important for Use of a Password Manager
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Mindset Is Important for Use of a Password Manager

A “Password Manager” is a software program that can help you take control of almost all the passwords that are required in order to survive in the digital world of today. There are quite a few password managers available, some better than others. Honestly, it does not matter which one you use, so long as you are comfortable using it.