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2019’s Worst Passwords & Tips For Better Ones

Coming up with a good password can leave a lot of us scratching our heads. A lot of specific requirements and random characters – it’s definitely a hassle we can all relate to.

While opting for a simple password might seem like the easy way around it, you’re doing yourself more harm than good. Quick and simple passwords are always easier to remember, but it also makes it quicker and easier for hackers to crack and gain access to your accounts.

If you’re concerned that your passwords aren’t strong enough, here’s a list of 2019’s worst passwords to give you an idea of what not to pick as your password, plus some pointers on maximizing your password’s strength

Everything You Need to Know About the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD)

We’ve all had many computers in our lifetime, and perhaps quite a few that died with the blue (or sometimes black) screen of death (BSOD)

If you’re unfamiliar with the blue/black screen of death, just know that it refers to the color of the background of your monitor display when you turn on the computer. Instead of seeing your operating system like Windows 10 loading up, you will see a blue or black background with some white text written on it.

Remote Learning and Laptop Shortages

Laptop Shortages due to COVID-19

With September around the corner, many students are making preparations to start a new academic year. In these times of COVID-19, the back-to-school season will look very different for many.

For one, with so many schools embracing remote or distance learning, technology such as laptops have been in high demand. As a result, many retail stores and computer sellers are facing a shortage of laptops.

Back to School Basics for Your Cybersecurity Needs

While some students will be heading back to the physical classroom for the first time, others will still be opting towards online classes. Back to school shopping this year is going to come with a whole new set of problems, especially considering that education is among the top targets for cybercriminals and that laptops are in short supply. Keep reading to prep for back to school!

How to Breathe New Life into an Old Computer with the StartMeStick

Do you have an old computer at home that you’re no longer using? It might have a blue error screen (called the blue screen of death) and not start up anymore? Or it might be frustratingly slow and you’re simply tired of seeing the spinner every time you click something. Maybe you stopped receiving security updates so it’s no longer safe to use on the Internet.

Taking your computer into a repair shop is not only inconvenient, but it can also cost more than $100 just for them to tell you there is nothing they can do. Buying a new computer can also be hard on your budget, as well as wasteful.

What if we told you that you could revive your old computers easily with just one little USB key and a few simple steps?