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Creating secure passwords

Creating secure passwords that would not be easily detected, and still be able for you to remember is a difficult task. I try to give some tips on making secure and yet memorable passwords. For that, first you have to create an algorithm (a pattern) of your own. Then you use that pattern to create a password for yourself. I will tell you how to create a simple algorithm(a pattern).

Let us suppose we need to change our passwords once a month. Then we can choose to use the names of each month in the passwords.
For example we use "september" as our password.
But how to make it secure?
For that you can mix it with some numbers. Make your unique choice of numbers , for mixing in the name. Say for example 1,2,3
Now we have a name, and some numbers.
Now there is one more thing we can do to make it strong is to mix capital and small letters.

So here are some possible combinations for a password.

sEp1tEm2bEr3 (see, this password contains september, and 123)
Sept123embeR
sepTEMber123

Safe Browsing Tips

The most dreaded threat to your computer is being take over by hackers, who use your computer without your knowledge to attack and harm other computers while your computer is connected to internet. FBI reportsthat there are above 1 million home computers in US alone which are being used remotely by the hackers called Bot-herders, without the consent or express knowledge of the owners of those computers.
You can take a small precautionary measure to protect yourself while Online by using a Limited Account on windowsXP. If you are using XP, and if you are the only user, or if you are the main user then probably your account is an Administrative Account. To check what type of account you have, Go to Control Panel > User Accounts > (Look at the Icon of Your Account) , it is either Computer Administrator, or Limited Account.
If you use an Administrative Account which is the default account type then you have the privilage of Installing new programs. But Unfortunately this Privilage …