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Creating a strong password

Remember to create a strong password, you are often asked  for a combination of lower case and Upper case letters, numbers and some special characters or symbols like @, $ or _ and with a length of between 6 to 8 characters long. It can be a challenge especially looking at the many passwords we have to maintain for our emails, online banking accounts, credit cards, online bill pay, etc. The work around for some is to create one pass word for all their accounts. This is very dangerous as getting hold of one pass word will grant a hacker to all your accounts. Another rule for a strong password is “no dictionary word” as hackers have some program that can guess your password by running through all words in the English dictionary. The longer your pass word with those combination, the more difficult it is for any one to guess. An easy way to create strong password and remember them is to first convert some letters to numbers or special characters and used them accordingly to spell some dictionary words or phrases that are important to you. For example, I could write my own first name “Dennis” like d3nn!$ or “password” as p@$$W0rD that it does not become a dictionary word. Here are some of the characters equivalence:
2 = t  
@ =a  
3 = e  
$ = s  
9 = q  
0 = o  
1 = l  
! = i

Using those “codes” you can spell words or phrases familiar to yourself that you can easily remember while blinding them from others by using numbers and funny character combination. For example, write

93C@mrY for my first car “1993 Camry” 
2luvbird$  for “two love birds” 
S!x3rsfan for “Sixers fan” 
9ueenb33 for “queenbee”
m0nR0v!a = Monrovia

The combination of letters, numbers and special character depends on you, but remember to always include both uppercase and lowercase letters.

 

How to Clear Browsing History

Web searches are stored by Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, FireFox, Google Chrome, etc.) as a helpful way to suggest previously searched terms. Temporary files and Web pages are stored or cached by the browser to make revisiting previously viewed websites load more quickly. But with the amount of data a typical user send and receive over the Internet daily, these helpful additions such as caching can sometimes slow down your computer and impede productivity. In this case, it is necessary to clear the Web history stored by your browser.

To delete your browsing history in Internet Explorer, click on Tools and select Internet Options

Under the General Tab, click on Delete

If not already checked, check off the top four and click Delete

To delete browsing history in Google Chrome, click on Tools or the wrench icon and select Options

Select Under the Hood and click Clear Browsing Data

If not already checked off, check off all items except Clear Saved Password. Click Clear Browsing Data

 

 


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