What is the Most Important Account You Have? The Answer Will Shock You

If you were thinking your bank or Facebook were the most important accounts you have, you would be wrong.  The key to the question is asking yourself, what guards your accounts?  The answer is email. Email is the single most important account you have because it is most often used to reset your other accounts.  When you have a problem with your Twitter account, it is reset using your email.  When your Office 365 account…

What are the Top Ten Ways Hackers Get Your Passwords

There are dozens of common ways for hackers to uncover your passwords.  Below are the top ten ways this occurs in 2016: phishing –  spam messages (emails, texts…) asking you and millions of others for passwords usually by asking you to reset or verify your credentials spear phishing – sending YOU targeted messaging that relates to something the hackers knows about you, asking you to reset or verify your credentials keylogging – malware that records…

SOLVED: The 10 Best Ways to Make a Secure Password

Today there is news that Microsoft will flat out block the use any of the most common passwords (like 123456, password and baseball).  So how can you create a password that does not drive you nuts.  When it comes to digital security but clearly a password must be complex enough that it does not lend itself to brute force or dictionary attacks, but is easy enough for you to remember WITHOUT writing it down.  Below…

SOLVED: How to Disable Password Expiry and Password Complexity Rules in Office 365

If you want to stop Office 365 passwords from expiring and / or you want to eliminate the password complexity requirements you must use PowerShell as these changes are not permitted through the Office 365 admin pages Download the Office 365 Online Services Module  32bit or 64bit  and install it Start the module (click the START BUTTON and type MODULE… you’ll see it!) and be sure to right click and RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR Connect to…

SOLVED: Why the Blond had Such a Long Password

Why did the blond use the following password: MickeyMinniePlutoHueyLouieDewyDonaldGoofySacramento When asked about this, the blond women rolled her eyes and said “HELLO…  It has to be at least 8 characters and include one capital”  

Top 50 Passwords… Don’t Use These

Recently a popular website (gawker.com) had their user account database hackaed and 1.25 million encrypted accounts were “stolen”.  The hacker then descrypted 185,000 of them and posted them for all to see.    Most people trying to steal your data or money will often use a computer program to guess at your passwords using what is most common.   Below is a listing of the top 50 most common passwords at Gawker (and no doubt, in…