Choosing a smart password

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Phishing, a topic that’s been in the news, is unfortunately a common way for hackers to trick you into sharing personal information like your account password. If you suspect you’ve been a victim of a phishing attack, we recommend you immediately change your password, update the security question and secondary address on your account, and make sure you’re using a modern browser with anti-phishing protection turned on. Keep an eye out for the phishing warning Gmail adds to suspicious messages, and be sure to review these tips on how to avoid getting hooked.Creating a new password is often one of the first recommendations you hear when trouble occurs. Even a great password can’t keep you from being scammed, but setting one that’s memorable for you and that’s hard for others to guess is a smart security practice since weak passwords can be easily guessed. Below are a few common problems we’ve seen in the past and suggestions for making your passwords stronger.

You can follow the ‘via’ link to get all of Google’s ideas on creating smart passwords…

Disable Facebook’s “Instant Personalization”

Follow the Mashable link to regain control over your computer privacy…

Google Docs; the next generation

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You can read about all the new improvements here. Just a reminder! If you’re already using Google Apps for your organization, these improvements to your product have already been made free of charge…

Looking for the Skinny on Antivirus Applications?

Lifehacker did a reader poll recently…

“The internet is a glorious and exciting world, but unless you’re properly protected with a good antivirus application, it can also be a dangerous one. We’ve come a long way since the days of Norton, with handfuls of excellent freeware software that can keep your computer safe from malware just as well as their bloated, more expensive counterparts. On Tuesday we asked you to share your favorite antivirus application, and today we’re rounding up the five most popular answers. Hit the jump for an overview of the five best antivirus applications and to cast your ballot for the best antivirus app of the group.” Hive Five: Five Best Antivirus Applications. Click the link to go to the source of this quote…

It’s worth a look. Me? I finally bit the bullet and subscribed to ZoneAlarm Pro…

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