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  • Creating and maintaining a strong password system is important for all the internet users. You have to keep all your online accounts passwords safe. If you have doubts in your mind about how to form a strong password and how to keep them safe you have to read the below tips. Never leave the password lying around If you fear forgetting your passwords and you write them down somewhere you must keep them in a safe place where no one except you have access to them. You can keep your passwords safe in an encrypted file on your personal computer or smart phone. You can store all your passwords in an online password manager. Do not use lazy passwords The safety of your online accounts depends on the password you choose for it. Do not choose simple passwords such as 123 or ABC as they can be easily hacked. Choose long passwords that are a combination of letters, numbers and symbols. You can select letters from the favorite word you like and combine it with numbers and use it as a password. However, never use complete words as it can be guessed easily. If the password is hard for you to remember then write down somewhere safe. Norton contact phone number is 800-927-3991 or 800-745-6048. Dial one of these numbers and you will be connected to Norton’s customer service personnel and you can lodge a complaint or you can receive the information you want. Do not use the same password for all your online accounts It is not recommended to use same password for all your accounts as they pose a risk of being hacked easily. If a password of one account is hacked, it is possible for all your accounts to be hacked. If you do not want to...
  • The latest Lion security update, Mac OS X 10.7.3, Apple has accidentally turned on a debug log file outside of the encrypted area that stores the user’s password in clear text.  An Apple programmer, apparently by accident, left a debug flag in the most recent version of the Mac OS X Lion.  In a specific configurations applying OS X Lion update 10.7.3 turns on a system-wide debug log file that contains the login passwords in clear text of every user who has logged in since the update was applied.  Anyone who used FileVault encryption on their Mac prior to upgraded to Lion but kept the folders encrypted using the legacy version of FileVault is vulnerable. FileVault 2 will full disk encryption is unaffected by the security flaw.  The Mac OSX patch10.7.3 was released on February 1, 2012.  The good news is that log file are only kept by default for several weeks.  Meaning that users do not have months of unencrypted passwords sitting on there PC.  Apple needs to fix this issue ASAP.  When a patch is released people need to ensure the log file has been deleted and your password has been changed.  I hope Apple takes care of this VERY SOON!