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Good news for those who use the word “password” as their password. It’s no longer the worst password. “Password” was dethroned last year. It’s number two, but still not the worst. SplashData, which makes password management applications, is out with its 2013 list of the 25 worst passwords. It bases the list on files containing millions of stolen passwords posted online in the last year. Topping this year’s bonehead worst password list… Read More

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I hate passwords. I know they’re a necessary evil to keep bad people from hacking into my information, but I have trouble remembering my passwords. So I try to make them just easy enough to remember, but hard enough for hackers to guess. I don’t think the password “Password1” falls under that category. CNNMoney says that’s the most common password used on business systems. Stupid, but logical. “Password1” (of course, without the… Read More

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With three boys, I’m always picking up their cell phones to snoop on them. Don’t act like you don’t know what I’m talking about, or you don’t do the same thing. You know, who they’re texting and calling. Sherlock Holmes stuff like that. We’ll argue the privacy issues another time. Trouble is, their iPhones have passwords, also known as passcodes, on them. So after a few frantic guesses to break the secret… Read More

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A status update. A tweet. Simple things that could put you at risk. A new survey says millions of users of social networking sites leave themselves vulnerable to identity theft, cybercrimes, and even home invasions. The Consumer Reports survey found: 52% of social networkers have posted potentially risky information on the web within the past year. And many of them don’t even know it. 9% say they fell prey to some sort… Read More

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Who hasn’t been to a big concert and wondered, “Why am I sitting waaaay up here?”  I know, I’ve been there.  The nosebleed section.  So far away from the action you’re in a different zip code.  The good thing is you can say, “I was there.”  The bad thing, “I couldn’t see a thing.” We have a  new arena in Tulsa that’s bringing in some big name acts.  So I’m learning there… Read More

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