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All posts tagged "password"


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Do You Use One of These Passwords?

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 05:00 AM

http://osxdaily.com/2011/06/13/10-m...hone-passwords/

"Think you have a secure iPhone password? Check this list, you might be using one of the freakishly common passcodes out there, and if so, it's time to change it."

1234 is the most common? Probably not coincidentally, that is the radio code we use for people that are mentally impaired to warn responding officers and firefighters the person they are dealing with may be unstable. 0000 isn't much better though in my opinion.


Sunday, June 5, 2011

Using 2-step Verification and Application Specific Passwords to Protect Your Gmail Accounts

Posted by Nelson Ocampo in "Windows Phone Talk" @ 10:00 PM

http://www.wpcentral.com/applicatio...rts+(wpcentral)

"Security is always a cause for concern, whether it be with online banking or simply ordering a Domino's pizza. Passwords used online for applications or services are no different, especially with the amount of cyber crime occuring since the boom of the world wide web. Google have published an article on their blog outlining recent attacks being made on Gmail accounts and how users can protect themselves further."

While the video only mentions a few mobile OS's by name, you should also be able to use this on other OS's like Windows Phone. You just won't have the ability to use the Google Authenticator App at this time.


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Password Requirement Added to iOS for In-App Purchases

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 05:00 AM

http://www.gearlog.com/2011/03/appl...s_for_in-ap.php

"Partially billed as a way to keep children from picking up their parents' iPhones and going crazy with in-app purchases and partially billed as a way to keep less-than-ethical iOS developers from making it deceptively easy to buy a ton of in-app content without knowing you're agreeing to spend money, Apple's latest update to iOS forces you to enter your password to accept in-app purchases for a 15 minute window."

At least this will hopefully prevent those surprise 4-digit bills, unless you are careless with your password. And I like the fact that they have given it a 15 minute window so you don't have to enter it every single time as long as you are within that window.


Thursday, December 2, 2010

Xmarks Saved by LastPass

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 10:44 AM

http://mashable.com/2010/12/02/xmar...t=Google+Reader

"Today we're excited to announce that Xmarks has been acquired by LastPass, makers of a leading cross-platform password manager. It's a great opportunity that ensures the survival of Xmarks as the same service that you know and love."

Great news for all of you that use Xmarks, and from past stories I know that is quite a few. LastPass is a multi-platform password manager that keeps all of your passwords secure. Xmarks is going to be using what they call a "freemium" business model (just like LastPass uses) according to the Xmarks blog post. Basically the service remains free, but you can add some premium services for $12.00 USD per year, services like smartphone apps. They are also going to offer a bundled service for Xmarks and LastPass, something that seems appealing since it will only cost you $20.00 USD per year.


Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Visual Voicemail Giving You Fits?

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 05:00 AM

http://www.craftix.com/index.php?op...ge-cts-articles

"...a momentary panic set in when I discovered my Visual Voicemail was absent and my phone was dialing up voicemail instead. Luckily the problem is easily resolved."

I ran across this while looking for another article, and thought it might be handy on the off chance that there might be those of you thinking about upgrading to iOS 4 and you run into this visual voicemail access problem. The fix is pretty easy, and outlined step by step in this article.


Thursday, February 4, 2010

iTunes Updates to 9.0.3

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 08:00 AM

http://www.macworld.com/article/146...l?lsrc=rss_main

"On Monday, Apple released iTunes 9.0.3. According to the release notes, the update's numero uno bug fix is "iTunes no longer ignores your ‘Remember password for purchases' setting." In other words, if you enable this iTunes Store option, you will no longer have to continue to re-enter your password each time you make a purchase."

This really annoyed me so I'm glad they finally fixed it. You can get info and download from the update page at Apple, but this should update automatically for you from the software update feature.


Friday, January 22, 2010

Is Your Password On The List? If So, Perhaps You Should Change It...

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 12:00 PM

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/21/t...ner=rss&emc=rss

"Back at the dawn of the Web, the most popular account password was "12345." Today, it's one digit longer but hardly safer: '123456.'"

Image Credit: Dilbert, UFS, Inc.

I had to laugh when I read the list, my first guess was "password" as the most popular but it lost out to 123456, followed by 12345 and 123456789. Incredible.


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