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What makes a safe username?
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If you take your online safety seriously, you know you need to create a strong password to protect your online accounts. However, do you take the same care for your accounts’ usernames? In this article we go over why you should, and what is a safe us
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Lots of people don’t use online payment platforms because they don’t want to pay the service fee, don’t trust them, or simply don’t know they exist. Whatever the reason, there are a number of situations where you might need to email someone your ban
How to disable Firefox Password Manager
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If you’re using Mozilla Firefox, one of our recommended browsers, you’ll have come across its built-in password manager. While it gets a lot right, it doesn’t offer the same functionality as fully fledged password managers do and you may want to repl
Password vs passphrase
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When securing a system or your online accounts, setting a strong password is the most important thing you can do. But what’s stronger — a password of apparently random characters or a passphrase of several unrelated words?  This article explains whi
What is the difference between backup and sync?
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Data backup and data sync are different approaches to storing and updating files that have become popular with the rise of cloud storage. Knowing which one to use and when is one part of using your cloud storage effectively. The short version is tha
how to transfer files to a new computer
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If you’ve just bought a new laptop or put together a new computer, you’ll want to transfer all your old files to your new computer. While there’s no one-click solution to move your hard drive’s contents to the new computer, you do have options to acc
how to disable google password manager
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If you use Google Chrome for your browser (and since roughly 66% of people use Chrome, it’s likely you do), you’re probably familiar with Google Password Manager, the built-in tool that can remember and autofill passwords for you.  There are good re
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We all need to be vigilant about creating mathematically impenetrable passwords. And if you’re one of the hundreds of thousands of people who use names and birth dates in their passwords, then it’s definitely time to tighten up your login security. 
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In the public eye, Google presents itself as a champion of privacy. “Privacy is at the heart of everything we do,” its CEO said. But behind closed doors, Google is telling a different story to policymakers and actively fighting against privacy laws
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The last thing you want when showing funny videos or holiday photos on your phone or tablet to friends and family is for them to see your sensitive and private photos. Although there are third-party apps dedicated to hiding your personal photos and
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It can be slightly difficult to encrypt a zip file using the tools available on your Windows or Mac. Unlike encrypting a PDF or an Excel file, there’s no standardized software to use. You’ll need to rely on your device’s built-in encryption methods.