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7/30/2015 | 3:33:49 PM
Sneakernet works great
Marathon Marn - Great movie and nice reference!  Personally, I employ good ol' sneakernet to maintain my passwords, i.e. spending $0.99 at the local discount store to buy a 6"x4" notepad to write down my 14 digit alpha-numeric-special-character passwords.  Works great. 100% guaranteed against hacking and/or social engineering.
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7/30/2015 | 2:07:06 PM
Re: Password manager

I know it would be useful as I constantly forget infrequently used passwords. I just can't bring myself to trust the password safe technology it just seems very risky. In the interim I wish there was a password standard in place the constant changing requirements for differing sites is a big problem. It makes remembering passwords close to impossible.

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7/28/2015 | 7:41:38 AM
Password manager
I've been using a password manager for a while and it's proved the only way to up my security across the board. Now everything has a unique, impossible to remember password, so I have upwards of 40 different ones. There's no way I could have recalled all of those and reuse would certainly have happened without it. 
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7/27/2015 | 3:55:00 PM
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I think I know part of the answer on antivirus. To the non-expert, antivirus is often inaccurately seen as that single biggest component of computer safety. In their defense, it was 10-15 years ago. Today, however, it is just one piece of a very complex security portfolio. The security expert is going to be aware of all the other pieces that need to be in place.
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7/27/2015 | 3:49:21 PM
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Surprising information some of it I would've expected the clicking on links in emails I was completely surprised by I never do that! also very surprised that so many people do not know what multilevel authentication was? Maybe it was the way the question was asked. I would like to know more about why they felt antivirus software was not as important as so many of us feel it is .
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7/27/2015 | 12:56:11 PM
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This is interesting information, but agree that it isn't terribly useful without details supporting the premise that the experts are safer because of these practices.


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