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Sun, Sand, and Colorful Beach Chairs (Wallpaper of the Week) 3 months 3 days ago vinnie107

I can not thank you folks enough for affording me these great resources.
The photo libraries are wonderful and I find myself getting immersed in them.

Vinnie

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Get Your Free Windows 10 Upgrade and Keep Using Your Current Windows Version 3 months 3 days ago Wollongong_Geoff

Great idea! And both machines actually have full Windows 7 licenses too so it is all above board. Thanks for the suggestion. :)

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Wallpaper of the Week: Nightfall at Lake Aurora 3 months 3 days ago budchekov

That's a beaut rhiannon, thanks :)
I just changed from another great Aurora shot at APOD..

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap160503.html

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View All Your Social Networking From One Place 3 months 3 days ago bernardz

twitterdeck its a brilliant free twitter aggregator

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Get Your Free Windows 10 Upgrade and Keep Using Your Current Windows Version 3 months 3 days ago Nodrog

Neat solution as it stands, but the only way I could see that working with W10 is if you first upgrade both computers individually in order to establish the digital entitlement for each. The key thing is that it is the unique ID of each computer that is stored on MS servers which is used to activate the copy of the OS in use on that device.

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Get Your Free Windows 10 Upgrade and Keep Using Your Current Windows Version 3 months 3 days ago Wollongong_Geoff

Thanks Nodrog. Yes you are right about a full disk clone. I actually meant was a partition clone. I have restored partition clones to identical sized partitions but it can be a bit hit and miss that's for sure. I guess with a lot of these things it is a matter if just trying and seeing what works.

My situation is that I have 2 identically configured (apart from the CPU) computers in separate locations that I work between for a period of months at a time. As primitive as it may seem I have found that the easiest way for me to work between the 2 is to actually swap out the system HDD each time I change locations. Perhaps surprisingly, Windows 7 just reboots beautifully on each machine without having to be reactivated. It will be interesting to see how the Windows 10 upgrade handles being moved between the 2, or if it handles it at all. Only 1 way to find out! :)

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Get Your Free Windows 10 Upgrade and Keep Using Your Current Windows Version 3 months 3 days ago Nodrog

1) A system image is a clone of the entire disk so cannot be restored to a disk/partition smaller that the one it was copied from. Your alternative should be workable as the point of the exercise is to establish a digital entitlement for Windows 10 on your device, regardless of whether it is part of a dual-boot set-up.

2) See above - the digital entitlement is for the device itself not its individual components, although I doubt if it would carry over after a change of motherboard.

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View All Your Social Networking From One Place 3 months 3 days ago bernardz

Well they want you to go on a plan!

I used it for a while, what happens if you have a poor RSS feed, so your internet connect is not good say like me you are in an area where people switch the cable TV on in the evening or you use wifi a lot on the road, or your ISP has trouble with a social media site, after a few attempts (I think 3)  it cuts off the feed with no warning. So often I did not know I was cut off. The support they had was good but the problem just kept happening and in the end I gave up on this program.

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Get Your Free Windows 10 Upgrade and Keep Using Your Current Windows Version 3 months 3 days ago Wollongong_Geoff

2 related questions:

1) Is there a way to run a Windows 10 upgrade alongside the original Windows 7 as a dual boot arrangement? My best guess so far would be to create a disk image of Windows 7, upgrade to Windows 10 and then, reinstal the Window 7 image to a different partition. Alternatively, upgrade to Windows 10, rollback to Windows 7, download an ISO of Windows 10 and instal to a separate partition. I am guessing it would not be as simple as just downloading a Windows 10 ISO and installing it using the security key from the original Windows 7?

2) Also, once upgraded to Windows 10, how would one do a fresh clean instal of Windows 10 once the July 29th free upgrade deadline has passed? For example, onto a new HDD. The answer to this may actually provide an answer to my first question too.

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Best Free Drive Cloning Software 3 months 3 days ago Shula

Macrium Reflect version 6, is in fact, free with the great features that were not available in the free version 5, such as cloning and incremental imaging and boot menu WinPE recovery environment without the use of usb or cd/dvd. I have been using version 6 free for months. http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx Enjoy! Spread the word!

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CD Recovery Toolbox 3 months 3 days ago mdyawar

iam computer hardwer egg. so v v imp softwer

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View All Your Social Networking From One Place 3 months 3 days ago Geekomatic

Being skeptical, what's in it for them? Am I going to be even more intruded upon/spied on? Yet another company with permission to track my online leanings?

Idk...after a while, it all feels "shifty".

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View All Your Social Networking From One Place 3 months 3 days ago crosseyedlemon

An aggregator that allows only 3 Twitter feeds is basically useless as most people with Twitter accounts (including myself) follow hundreds of other accounts. I don't imagine it would satisfy those who use LinkedIn for networking either. Maybe Hootsuite could be convinced to offer 10 free premium licenses to readers at Gizmo.

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View All Your Social Networking From One Place 3 months 3 days ago lotsamosi

Can you track 3 Facebook accounts on the same page?

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Get Your Free Windows 10 Upgrade and Keep Using Your Current Windows Version 3 months 4 days ago rhiannon Sorry to hear about that. I've had enough of that type of thing happen to me over the years (actually, even something as seemingly innocuous as a Windows update has caused major issues) that I make a disk image before I do anything, and make regular backups of Documents, bookmarks, and other data that changes often. Here's a link to our Best Free Drive Cloning Software category if anyone should need it: http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-drive-cloning-software.htm view
Icecream Screen Recorder 3 months 4 days ago Mark53

With the last two versions, you only get 10 minutes of recording time.

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Get Your Free Windows 10 Upgrade and Keep Using Your Current Windows Version 3 months 4 days ago alexxx46

The rollback didn't work for me. I lost all my disk C: data, and had to reinstall Win7 from scratch.
Backup restore of Win7 didn't succeed either.

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Pixlr - Edit Your Photos Like a Pro 3 months 4 days ago rhiannon

Great idea Jojo, thanks for that. I use the Windows desktop version of Pixlr most every day.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Nightfall at Lake Aurora 3 months 4 days ago rhiannon

Feel free to post links to wallpapers you like here in the comments, myself and others who enjoy a wide range of wallpapers would be interested in seeing what you've turned up. :)

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Get Your Free Windows 10 Upgrade and Keep Using Your Current Windows Version 3 months 4 days ago mchldpy

I guess you guys know XP (embedded) is supported thru 2019 just as se7en will be when it reaches the old folks home in 2020, Embedded se7en will be supported thru 2025. What does it take to tell the mothership you are an embedded system, nothing but a simple little script. Although a Technet subscription "ain't what it used to be", it's amazing what knowledge MS will impart on you if you appear attentive. Really.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Nightfall at Lake Aurora 3 months 4 days ago crosseyedlemon

I appreciate nature and landscape photography as much as the next person but maybe it's time to explore other wallpaper categories. That particular website offers some very nice city nightscapes for example. Still can't figure out why they think it's necessary to provide screen resolutions to 13 decimal places though.

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Best Free Hex Editor 3 months 5 days ago Perras

Regarding Hexplorer:
"I was unable to increase the font size which made reading difficult."

You just need to change the font!
To zoom into Hexplorer:
* Open your file.
* Go to View --> Options.
* Change font to "System Fixed Font"!

Information found here:
http://petzforum.proboards.com/thread/52663

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Pixlr - Edit Your Photos Like a Pro 3 months 5 days ago Jojo Yee Good point rhiannon. I've now placed in this article a link to the same app item in our software records with rating, download links and more. view
How to Print from Your Android Tablet or Smartphone 3 months 5 days ago pati93

Hi Vic! Excellent article but have you thought about an app that enables printing on the go? I think it is much easier via an app. Although there is one obstacle- there are special spots/printers where you can print your documents. But the more people use it the more spots there will be. Check it out and let me know what your thoughts are: http://zaven.co/projects/zeccer.html

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Sync Your Photos and Files Between Devices Automatically 3 months 5 days ago jet005303199369...

This is a very useful utility for me. Our HTPC syncs photos across my phone and my wife phone. All my important laptop files also sync to the HTPC. Since I use it so often, I would like to know more about the security also.

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Are Your Hacked Details Circulating On The Internet? 3 months 5 days ago Chris Caven

Breach Alarm is accessible from behind VyprVPN

VyprVPN - Secure Personal VPN | Golden Frog
https://www.goldenfrog.com/vyprvpn

Golden Frog (company) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Frog_(company)

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Are Your Hacked Details Circulating On The Internet? 3 months 6 days ago SoftwareBabe

The site told me that I was a ROBOT, but I think it is because I am behind a VPN and it sees the DNS of the VPN server. THERE IS NO WAY I WILL GIVE MY REAL IP SO EVERYONE CAN TRACK ME. No thanks. The moment you allow them access to your real IP, you are done for.

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Get Your Free Windows 10 Upgrade and Keep Using Your Current Windows Version 3 months 6 days ago mmmike

Maybe I'm old school, but I believe, if it ain't broke don't fix it.

I have Win 7 Premium on my laptop and it works great! When I have to get a new one it'll likely have Win 10 on it......otherwise, forget it!

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My Preferred File Compression/Unzip Tool 3 months 6 days ago Jorpho

There's no question that 7-zip has its uses, but I've never cared for its interface at all. I use IZArc for day-to-day tasks. (A whole lot of people were turned off by the adware bundling in some older versions, but that has been put to rest.)

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Get Your Free Windows 10 Upgrade and Keep Using Your Current Windows Version 3 months 6 days ago rhiannon

Thanks Remah!

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Best Free Software for Linux 3 months 6 days ago Panzer

"... Distributing applications on Linux is a pain: different distributions in multiple versions, each with their own versions of libraries. Flatpak is here to change all that ...":
http://flatpak.org

Higgins - yet another application launcher for Linux:
https://github.com/kokoko3k/higgins/

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Give Your PC Insomnia. Stop It Going To Sleep. 3 months 1 week ago MidnightCowboy Many thanks. The link has now been updated. MC - Site Manager. view
Get Your Free Windows 10 Upgrade and Keep Using Your Current Windows Version 3 months 1 week ago Remah

There are better downgrade and upgrade options on Windows Pro/Professional and any higher edition like Enterprise. Lesser editions, i.e. Windows Home, have more limited options. For example:

Windows 8 downgrade options

Microsoft's licensing determines the options for OEMs. What each OEM/vendor decides to do can vary a lot. Some don't offer downgrade options. Others do. They can also offer different pre-installs, e.g. both Windows 7 and Windows 8 or 10 images can be loaded onto the computer. See this article for some examples:

Microsoft, OEMs Put Downgrade Restrictions On Windows 10

 

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Give Your PC Insomnia. Stop It Going To Sleep. 3 months 1 week ago bernardz

Its been moved to here

 

http://dlaa.me/blog/post/10104830

 

This is a very useful utility

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Get Your Free Windows 10 Upgrade and Keep Using Your Current Windows Version 3 months 1 week ago rhiannon I understood that. :) I was chiming in with the idea that new computers don't always come with operating systems. I know that some computer manufacturers offered the option of buying a new computer with Windows 7 installed long after Windows 8 was released. Maybe something similar will happen with new computers, with Windows 8.1 being offered as an alternative to Windows 10? view
Get Your Free Windows 10 Upgrade and Keep Using Your Current Windows Version 3 months 1 week ago toktok

Yes - I didn't mean you get Win10 freely but only that you probably have to change to Win10 if you buy a new computer (and still want Windows).

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Get Your Free Windows 10 Upgrade and Keep Using Your Current Windows Version 3 months 1 week ago rhiannon XP is still popular for sure. I recently read (in a Woody Leonhard column I think) that Windows 7 accounts accounts for 50% of the Windows operating systems in use right now. view
Get Your Free Windows 10 Upgrade and Keep Using Your Current Windows Version 3 months 1 week ago rhiannon Exactly my thought. :) Outstanding suggestion. view
Get Your Free Windows 10 Upgrade and Keep Using Your Current Windows Version 3 months 1 week ago rhiannon I read about drivers being replaced with generic drivers after Windows 10 was installed, along with it removing some software early on, but hadn't heard of those issues remaining after a roll back. Is that what happened to you? I haven't read anything about the driver issue in some months. There were a lot of issues when Windows 10 was first released, as has been the case with every new version of Windows. Microsoft has traditionally used the feedback to correct many of them. Since Windows 10 is coming up on being a year old, this would be the time I would be more comfortable upgrading. I wouldn't be surprised if a Service Pack was being prepared to be pushed out the door soon............... view
Get Your Free Windows 10 Upgrade and Keep Using Your Current Windows Version 3 months 1 week ago rhiannon It's like most things computer related - the majority of the time things go along fine, and then you hit a snag. Most of the well known Windows people I trust (Ed Bott, Woody Leonhard) have performed the roll back several times with no issues, but that's never going to be true for all users. This article about rolling back a Windows 10 upgrade is quite informative: http://www.infoworld.com/article/3033806/microsoft-windows/how-to-roll-b... view
Get Your Free Windows 10 Upgrade and Keep Using Your Current Windows Version 3 months 1 week ago rhiannon Unless you build your own computers - if you want to run Windows, you have to buy the operating system, which would mean purchasing Windows 10 if that's what you wanted to use. :) view
Free Windows Desktop Software Security List 3 months 1 week ago George.J What do you think about AdFender compared to AdMuncher? http://www.adfender.com/ view
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Get Your Free Windows 10 Upgrade and Keep Using Your Current Windows Version 3 months 1 week ago Nodrog

You could do that, although if you are not intending to move to 10 for some time the image would by then be out of date. I'd suggest you wait until you are ready to upgrade to 10 then download the ISO files current at that time and run it as an upgrade from within 7, it will activate from the digital entitlement and still be free.

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My Preferred File Compression/Unzip Tool 3 months 1 week ago Burn-IT

Make sure you get the 602 or higher version since there were security holes in the earlier ones apparently.

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Get Your Free Windows 10 Upgrade and Keep Using Your Current Windows Version 3 months 1 week ago toktok

- and, I suppose, also make a system image of the new Win10 before restoring your old Win7 image?

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Get Your Free Windows 10 Upgrade and Keep Using Your Current Windows Version 3 months 1 week ago crosseyedlemon

It's surprising how many people still use XP. I think if a poll were taken it would easily be voted the best OS Microsoft released. For now I'm sticking with Windows 7 which retained many of the best aspects of XP but Linux is becoming a more attractive option with each passing month.

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My Preferred File Compression/Unzip Tool 3 months 1 week ago Sid in Extremis

I love 7zip, not just for normal zipping/unzipping, it can open all sorts of other things too, well worth poking around to see what it's capable of.

It is available as a portable program as well.

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Get Your Free Windows 10 Upgrade and Keep Using Your Current Windows Version 3 months 1 week ago Nodrog

The simplest (and safest) way to do this is to create a system image first, then go ahead with the update. After checking that it is properly activated with a digital entitlement for the device you can then restore your old set-up from the system image avoiding any of the potential issues with using the roll-back feature.

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Are Your Hacked Details Circulating On The Internet? 3 months 1 week ago Mike C

I checked 3 of my email addresses and my daughter's email and was informed that no hacks had taken place. Nothing was pushed at me. Thanks for giving me just a modicum of comfort. I will say that, in large part, I credit Sandboxie with favorable results with this and other sites that check the varieties of online security. Thanks, Rob

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Get Your Free Windows 10 Upgrade and Keep Using Your Current Windows Version 3 months 1 week ago toktok

Simplest probably is
- either upgrade before July 29th
- or wait till you absolutely need a new computer (or 2020 when support for Windows 7 ends
- if they don't extend the support - as they did with XP)
- and then you automatically will get Windows 10
- if you don't choose Linux instead ;-)

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Are Your Hacked Details Circulating On The Internet? 3 months 1 week ago Chris Caven

I see you meant this site rather than this article. Thanks for the link.

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Get Your Free Windows 10 Upgrade and Keep Using Your Current Windows Version 3 months 1 week ago bernardz I hope you reconsider. I like windows 10 and am currently recommending that all my clients update. What I do not recommend is using the rollback which is causing more problems then the update. view
Get Your Free Windows 10 Upgrade and Keep Using Your Current Windows Version 3 months 1 week ago rickybobby

I was really close to do what the article said. Thanks for the heads up. I looked for more info about the procedure and found a lot of people complaining. Windows 10 is not as friendly as the article would make you think.

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Ever Wondered Just How Good Your Password Is? 3 months 1 week ago bernardz The price of the hardware has been dropping, plus the number of cores has been going up. Another factor though that missing is probability, you maybe 100% safe for a lifetime, assuming that means a 60 year search but in next 30 years, the hacker has a 50% chance of getting in. view
Get Your Free Windows 10 Upgrade and Keep Using Your Current Windows Version 3 months 1 week ago bernardz Don't do it. Rolling back Windows 10 is not a good idea, what happens is that your drivers often get replaced with genetic drivers and your personal settings are often changed view
Are Your Hacked Details Circulating On The Internet? 3 months 1 week ago bernardz http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/220-million-hacked-accounts-your... view
Are Your Hacked Details Circulating On The Internet? 3 months 1 week ago Chris Caven

Condescending, Patronising, Paranoid!

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Best Free Project Manager 3 months 1 week ago philip

I don't have any experience, but I did open an account and look around. Here is the decription I added to the Related Products section above:

Asana is a simple, logical, web-based project manager, which is straightforward and easy to understand and work with. It is primarily task oriented, and there is no effort required dimension to the tasks. That trades off bottoms-up planning for simplicity. The tops-down planning focus lends itself to more flexibility and quicker response to workload changes than traditional, details-focused project managers. In other words, it would be best for internal projects, like product development, than it would be for managing contracts.

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Ever Wondered Just How Good Your Password Is? 3 months 1 week ago godel

Moore's Law pretty much crapped out around 2008, at least with regard to CPUs. Lately manufacturers been concentrating on reducing power consumption, with just a few per cent gain each generation in speed.

GPUs may still have some life left in them though.

Another factor missed in these calculations is how are the passwords stored at the other end.

Has the web site applied the full range of protections such as salting and PBKDF2, bcrypt or scrypt key stretching?

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Are Your Hacked Details Circulating On The Internet? 3 months 1 week ago MidnightCowboy

The moderators have removed several comments from this thread relating to pricing. The article is not about tracking potential hacks but checking them which is free as stated. Other than that, their pricing structure for additional services is clear enough.

The only comment I would make is that all of my own passwords/emails have been hacked according to them on the same day which seems a little odd. :) Still, as ever we bring stuff to the masses we hope will be both interesting and useful. If you feel this isn't, there is plenty more to see on other pages without slagging off the editor for features he never promoted in the first place. MC - Site Manager.

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Are Your Hacked Details Circulating On The Internet? 3 months 1 week ago Joebaba

Gizmo - the "BreachAlarm" site looks like a commercial sales tool..
"Warning - warning - your email has been compromised. Give us money and we'll tell you how."
Useless rubbish.

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Are Your Hacked Details Circulating On The Internet? 3 months 1 week ago classicggma65

Thanx for the info...found it all out when I tried to have a second email watched. Am now signed up with haveibeenpwned.

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Are Your Hacked Details Circulating On The Internet? 3 months 1 week ago mchldpy

Makes you wonder why this information was not forthcoming in the article.

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Are Your Hacked Details Circulating On The Internet? 3 months 1 week ago classicggma65

Just signed up to check one email address, but went to check a second...says for $10/year will keep track of up to 10 addresses...think I'll check out the other one, haveibeenpwned.

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Are Your Hacked Details Circulating On The Internet? 3 months 1 week ago Chris Caven

BreachAlarm pricing is crystal clear at:-
https://breachalarm.com/watchdog

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Are Your Hacked Details Circulating On The Internet? 3 months 1 week ago Chris Caven

This Gizmo article hasn't given you any site other than BreachAlarm --- only the comments/replies therein have mentioned alternatives.

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Are Your Hacked Details Circulating On The Internet? 3 months 1 week ago Chris Caven

Only the FREE BreachAlarm Watchdog service does "not include full details of the breach".

Email Watchdog Pricing
https://breachalarm.com/watchdog

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Are Your Hacked Details Circulating On The Internet? 3 months 1 week ago Geert

>> haveibeenpwned notified me today that one of the addresses I have was hacked on Linkedin back in 2012.
>> Best part, I believe, is that I have never been a member of linkedin.
Whoohahahaha... LOL :-))

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Are Your Hacked Details Circulating On The Internet? 3 months 1 week ago pratomorone

Interesting...however, haveibeenpwned notified me today that one of the addresses I have (this site says it had not been hacked) was hacked on Linkedin back in 2012. Best part, I believe, is that I have never been a member of linkedin. Whom are you to believe?

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Are Your Hacked Details Circulating On The Internet? 3 months 1 week ago abrandt

Ron: Appreciate this article... have implemented: 1. BreachAlarm... 2. Ultra High Security Password Generator by Steve Gibson... 3. haveibeenpwned.

Thank you.

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Are Your Hacked Details Circulating On The Internet? 3 months 1 week ago redstick

Thanks! Nice and quick. Another arrow in the security quiver. (complaints because it LOOKS funny? Huh!).

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Ever Wondered Just How Good Your Password Is? 3 months 1 week ago Geert

>> That's what I meant.
I don't think so.

>> Using more special characters will increase brute-force time.
That's incorrect. (cf. my other comment http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/ever-wondered-just-how-good-your-password.htm#comment-126694)

My point is that (the easier to use) "Hello to you!" is as strong as your "H3ll0 2 U!"
In fact it is stronger since it is 3 characters longer.

Side remark: Be aware that hackers also know the trick of replacing 'to' by '2' and 'e' by '3' and 'you' by 'U'.
So if we're talking about GUESSING passwords (which we didn't so far - we we're talking about brute force cracking them), my password is as weak as yours.

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Ever Wondered Just How Good Your Password Is? 3 months 1 week ago George.J

Certain things that I'd like to share with you guys....

1. No matter how strong your password is, never use a public computer to enter your sensitive information. You never really know what's running in the background on those computers.

2. Also if you are entering passwords in your browser, make sure you disable all extensions [except for password-manager extension] and also that you're in running in Safe/Incognito mode.

3. The best password for ease of use is an 8-letter passphrase combination of alphabets with a capital letter, a number & a special character.

4. Typing passwords on a virtual-keyboard is safer than using your own hardware keyboard.

5. Make sure your computer is free from malware/viruses/key-loggers. Always run a primary antivirus in the background, and perform monthly check-ups with a second-opinion scanner.

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Ever Wondered Just How Good Your Password Is? 3 months 1 week ago George.J That's what I meant. I also stressed on the fact that it should be easy to use, so an 8-letter password is the most ideal one. An example of it is H3ll0 2 U! which automatically becomes a strong password. Using more special characters will increase brute-force time. Spaces are ideal. view
Ever Wondered Just How Good Your Password Is? 3 months 1 week ago Geert

>> My last paragraph above should have said
You know you can edit your posts, right?

>> The entropy gain from DLU to DLUS is not that much...
Automated brute force attacks don't care about and don't know your password's entropy.
They don't know what characters you used for your password.
So they'll have to (spend valuable time by being obliged to) explore the complete DLUS space.
Even if your password only contains characters from the L space.
Hence, the password "f@K6[Mf3" will be cracked a fast as "goekjsoz" by their brute force algorithm.

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Are Your Hacked Details Circulating On The Internet? 3 months 1 week ago SkiddMarx

at least haveibeenpwned tells you which breach resulted in your data being compromised, so you know which passwords to change...

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Ever Wondered Just How Good Your Password Is? 3 months 1 week ago Geert

>> a password of 16 characters comprised of upper case, lower case, and digits should be secure for your lifetime.
Why do people keep thinking that having a mix of upper/lower case characters and digits is better?
Probably because they've been told that for so long. Too long actually.

A pass phrase like 'I love my cat more than my wife (does)' is way more secure than (the too short password) 'a@5èg4L%'
LENGTH is the key to secure passwords/phrases.

>> Under these assumptions, the time to crack a password is nowhere near the estimate provided by Kaspersky
That site clearly states:
Your password will be bruteforced with an average home computer in approximately ...
In other words, if 1000 average home computers are used (like it is done in botnets), you indeed have to divide the value by 1000.

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Ever Wondered Just How Good Your Password Is? 3 months 1 week ago Al S

My last paragraph above should have said "a password of 16 RANDOM characters ..."

Let L=Lower Case; U=Upper Case; D=Digit; S=Special (characters)
A DLU character has entropy = 5.95; a DLUS character has entropy 6.55
An 8 character DLU password has entropy 8*5.95 =47.6
An 8 character DLUS password has entropy 8*6.55=52.4
A 16 character DLU password has entropy 16*5.95=95.2
The entropy gain from DLU to DLUS is not that much and many sites don't accept special characters. As pointed out by reviewers, as long as the characters are random, length is more important than the character set.
In general it is best to use a program to generate a password of random characters and store the passwords in a password safe.

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Ever Wondered Just How Good Your Password Is? 3 months 1 week ago Geert

>> The best password for ease of use is an 8-letter combination of alphabets with a capital letter, a number & a special character.
That's incorrect. The best password is a pass phrase. Becasue of it's length.
The fact that it's easy to use and remember is a bonus.

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There are so many online sellers and I usually find it difficult to choose only one. Especially when prices differ by one or two dollars. I trust Amazon.com, they usually offer reasonable prices, but charge for delivery. I also tried fillserv.com which I think has one of the lowest prices and inkplustoner.com which offers free delivery. Didn't see much of a difference in terms of quality, so I am just trying to hunt the best price.

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Best Free Genealogy or Family Tree Software 3 months 1 week ago davidgallardo

My favorite tree graphics are made with MyHeritage Family Tree Builder, I believe the MyHeritage Family Tree Builder program is free for everyone. It can create beautifull tree posters with very good resolution.

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We have just published out fully 100% open-source project management & ticketing system in Kickstarter! Its called Zookeeper and its now on Kickstarter. I can't post a list but you can view the Kickstarter link for our website: Vampeo dot com
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Ever Wondered Just How Good Your Password Is? 3 months 1 week ago Al S

Let's change the assumptions a bit:

1. Assume the attacker has downloaded a copy of the password database and is attacking it off-line.
2. Assume the password database is partitioned into 100 equal segments and each segment is attacked by a separate processor (i.e., 100 processors).
3. Assume high end PCs with vector graphics processor are used. This will yield about 3.0E07 password checks/second per processor.
4. Assume every 1.5 or 2.0 years, the number of processors used in the attack doubles and the processing power increases according to Moore's Law (doubles every 1.5 or 2.0 years).

Under these assumptions, the time to crack a password is nowhere near the estimate provided by Kaspersky; however, a password of 16 characters comprised of upper case, lower case, and digits should be secure for your lifetime. Yes, I have a spreadsheet that does the analysis.

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Ever Wondered Just How Good Your Password Is? 3 months 1 week ago bernardz None of these will work if your ISP, VPN or WIFI has been hacked or taken over. I experienced this is a recent trip to Iran. 6. Change passwords regularly, use something like lastpass. view
Free Windows Desktop Software Security List 3 months 1 week ago eikelein

@joy90976
Dear joy,
Why don't you voluntarily offer to take over administration of this list?
Now THAT would help...

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Are Your Hacked Details Circulating On The Internet? 3 months 1 week ago bernardz Its too annoying with its security check also it looks too much like a commercial sting. The other site you gave us looks better - haveibeenpwned view
The Five Wallpapers our Readers Liked Best 3 months 1 week ago dabney

Thanks for re-sending these. I downloaded Tidescape as my lockscreen, but since I no longer use a lockscreen, wanted to download for screensaver and create puzzles on Jigsaws Galore. Success.

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Free Windows Desktop Software Security List 3 months 1 week ago joy90976

Why are there so many broken links and outdated programs on this list? Seems to me it hasn't been reviewed in quite awhile, as I clicked on many programs in the list that hadn't been updated since 2010 or 2012. Support has ended for many programs on the list also, due to age. One example is Xerobank, which hasn't been around since '09 or so. I don't know about you, but I prefer products that are up-to-date on the latest threats.

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Ever Wondered Just How Good Your Password Is? 3 months 1 week ago bernardz Two observations A hacker would have more than one PC. Most of us here for say $10,000 could put together a rig of 50 to 100 PC. Then start your cracking with one starting with A, the next with B, etc. Then I went into several sites that check password strength, put in the same password "chess2016pass" and found huge differences in the amount of time claimed to break the password in this case it went from 12 days to 54 million years. view
Ever Wondered Just How Good Your Password Is? 3 months 1 week ago George.J Since Kaspersky is a big name in Security, and has it's own password protection application in the Antivirus suite, it's probably safe. view
Best Free Digital Photo Organizer 3 months 1 week ago thewillies99

I need a photo organizer that doesn't scan my entire computer. I need it to scan specific folders that I designate and then let me organize those folders within the program. Anyone aware of free organizers that will do this? I do not want to use Picasa.

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Ever Wondered Just How Good Your Password Is? 3 months 1 week ago Geert

As the site states:
Never enter your real password.
This service exists for educational purposes only - Kaspersky Lab is not storing or collecting your passwords.

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Ever Wondered Just How Good Your Password Is? 3 months 1 week ago Geekomatic

But it does the same thing.... I have tried both.

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Ever Wondered Just How Good Your Password Is? 3 months 1 week ago Burn-IT

And next week when my PC is hacked I'll know where they got the password from!

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Ever Wondered Just How Good Your Password Is? 3 months 1 week ago Geert

@rob
>> Add a 3-digit number to the end, and now the crack time is nearer 30 years.
Your sentence suggests that the adding of digits makes your password better. But that's not the case.
It's not the fact that you add 3 DIGITS, you can add three random characters to "Fred-Secret" and it will also go to 30+ years.

The bottom line is: the longer the better (with an optimum of 12 characters). That's why using a pass PHRASE rather then a passWORD is promoted.
I've never understood why people think that adding digits, upper and lower cases and special characters would make your password better.
That's not the case. Why? A brute force attacker doesn't know if you have used special characters and upper/lower cases or not. So, (s)he has (to lose time) to try them no matter what.

Try it in Kapserky's password checker for yourself.
fq2H!@#ys = 4 months
Ilovemycatmorethanmywife = 10000+ centuries

Which one is easier to remember? Which on is easier to enter on your mobile?

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Ever Wondered Just How Good Your Password Is? 3 months 1 week ago Geert

The page you mention states clearly: It is NOT a “Password Strength Meter.”

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Ever Wondered Just How Good Your Password Is? 3 months 1 week ago Geert

Has nothing to do with KeePass, but with typing in 60 characters.
Question is: do you use passwords of 60 chars long?
I guess you don't. And that's not needed neither. It's overkill as another person already said.
Passwords of 12 characters will do fine.

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Ever Wondered Just How Good Your Password Is? 3 months 1 week ago Geekomatic

Steve Gibson's site has had this forever:

https://www.grc.com/haystack.htm

Cheers

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