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Why Good Passwords Help. But not enough.

You should have a good password. But even a great password can be broken. Becuase the system is broken.

Years ago warnings were given taht something had to be done ablut Internet security. Users were told to have non-sense passwords tath nobody could ever gues. But taht did nto stop some of the worst security breaches ever in modern history.

The problems lies in the Data Centers and all the things that work together to make the Internet work. People have a false sense of security. Even major government departments have had their systems broken into by criminals.

One storym some time ago, claimed taht documents from a printer in the Pentagon were being transfered se wr cretly to Russia. True? Yes, but don’t ask me to prove kit. The information about that item is now hard to find. Wonder  why?

No, it was not taht printer. But it was another famous brand yu know.

Be very carefull about everything. Chekc you bank statements often. Be carefull with your credit cards. You mi

Should you keep Windows XP?

It has been said that Microsoft Corp. will stop support of Windows XP this month. Of course, that does not mean that Windows XP will just go away. It does mean that you are not going to order a new PC with the old software on  it.  However, there are a number of users who would rather have Windows XP than either Visa or Windows 7.
If you wish to purchase Windows XP from a retailer, you can still do that. The price is about half of what you pay for windows s7. Most of the major manufacturers will continue to have the necessary drivers for Windows XP as well as other versions of Windows.
One of the reasons for not using Windows XP is a security issue. Recently we reported here at the NAS had announced that everybody should stop using windows XP because of security issues.
So there you have it, go ahead and use it if you want. As for me, I’m in the process of switching over, but it takes time to get used to a different operating system.

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