by admin on Feb 23rd in Internet
In the insecure world of todays security obsessed people, a lot of the “trusted” methods that are being used to remember a password, or store information are really not all that secure. Lifehacker.com has provided a slew of applications, tools, pointers in how you can beef up your own security.
Many internet browsers these days have a feature that allows their browser to store passwords. The downfall of this tool is that anyone can access some of your most secure sites if they happen to be borrowing your computer. By using the “Master Password” feature in Firefox, this allows a special password before unleashing your privacy.
Besides applications and internet browsers, security can also stem from the internet connection. Now granted, you are asking for it if you are in the world’s largest Starbucks, browsing the internet, making wire transfers, running your business, and smack talking your employees all from the café. You are in trouble once someone hacks into your computer. You need an encrypted connection. Many web sites now offer encrypted versions of themselves, which has recently termed “HTTPS” or “SSL.” Any site that has data storage should really be enabling these great features.
Besides checking the boxes on specific sites, and enabling a master password in your Internet browser, people can often still find a way. People can often try and retrieve a password if they know a decent amount of information about you. Sometimes instead of entering realistic answers, enter the opposite responses into “What is your favorite color?” Also, instead of entering your common password into Facebook, try moving your hands over to the left or right, typing in your password on different keys.
Just don’t forget that staying safe is the most important part. Use a web safe condom when in doubt.