Update LastPass Now

Update LastPass Now
If you’ve followed us for very long, you know we think password managers are a smart move. Rather than reusing passwords among sites, or picking terribly simple passwords, or writing them down, allowing a password manager to generate and store your passwords and passphrases is a win. You probably also know that we like LastPass. ...

Pump Up Your Password, Part 2

Pump Up Your Password, Part 2
In Pump Up Your Password, Part 1, we talked about the benefits of moving from a complex password to a long password. One of the problems we discussed is that often when you come up with a great password, the temptation is for you to use it everywhere. But that would be like having one key ...

Top 5 Types of Security Apps for the iPhone and Android

Top 5 Types of Security Apps for the iPhone and Android
Worried About Mobile Security? The security concern shown by most people, when it comes to their computers, is often lacking with mobile devices. Why is that? Most likely the reason is these devices were “phones” first that transitioned to portable computers. Today, mobile devices are ubiquitous. They often take the place of computers.  Mobile security must ...

Pump Up Your Password, Part I

Pump Up Your Password, Part I
When I was a kid, my grandparents lived in an old house that used skeleton keys. Even if a door had a different key from the others, I found that with a little luck, and sometimes a metal file, the keys were interchangeable. The locks and keys were so poorly made that they were almost ...

Tech Tip Podcast Episode 3: Two-Factor Authentication

This week we wrap up our series on passwords and account security.  We introduce you to “two-factor authentication” and how you can use it to lock down your critical accounts.   Links in this week’s show: https://twofactorauth.org/ – This organization lists common sites that support (or don’t support) two-factor authentication https://goo.gl/sFb2VT – This link will take you to ...

Tech Tip Podcast Episode 2: Use a Password Manager

In this week’s episode we’re continuing our series on good password hygiene. We’ll discuss when it’s appropriate to reuse a password, and we’ll tell you what we believe the best password manager is. Links in this week’s show: Lastpass: http://www.lastpass.com Agilebits (1Password): https://agilebits.com/onepassword Questions or comments? email podcast [at] shoestringnetworks.com David Scott Network ninja, dad, ...

Tech Tip Podcast Episode 1: Choosing The Best Password

In this week’s episode of the Tech Tip Podcast we’ll introduce you to the podcast and to Shoestring Networks, and we’ll expose some myths around passwords. Then we’ll tell you how to create the best passwords to secure your digital life. Questions or comments? email podcast [at] shoestringnetworks.com David Scott Network ninja, dad, husband, rugby ...