Category Archives: Security

How to create strong passwords


Step 1: Choose a phrase

You can create a more secure password by starting with a simple phrase. For example, let’s use a quote from Ogden Nash:

“Happiness is having a scratch for every itch.”

If we use the first letter of each word, and substitute 4 for “for”, we get:

Hihas4ei

Step 2: Add special characters

This is a reasonably strong password but we can improve it a bit by adding some special characters:

#Hihas4ei:

Step 3: Associate it with a website

We can use our new password on several different websites by adding a prefix or suffix with a mnemonic link to a particular site. Let’s use the first letter and the next two consonants in the site name.

Just to add a bit more randomness we’ll alternate upper-case and lower case, and if the first character in the site name is a vowel we’ll start with upper-case. To mix things up a bit more we’ll use the same rule to decide whether to add the site mnemonic to the left side or the right side.

#Hihas4ei:AmZ    for Amazon
fCb#Hihas4ei:    for Facebook
#Hihas4ei:YtB    for YouTube
dRm#Hihas4ei:    for Drumbeat

This is just one possible rule for picking the prefix or suffix that you use to customize your password for each web site. Reversing the order of the letters in the suffix, using only vowels, only consonants, or adding some other characters that come to mind when you think about the web site are all possible approaches that will improve security.

While this technique lets us reuse the phrase-generated part of the password on a number of different websites, it would still be a bad idea to use it on a site like a bank account which contains high-value information. Sites like that deserve their own password selection phrase.

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How to steal images from secured websites with Paint


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Today, I will help you to steal images from secured websites with Paint.

When I say „secured websites”, I mean websites where you can’t press right click to save a image such as hi5.com.

All that you need is Paint. If you have Windows Operating System installed, you also have Paint. So go to Start, All Programs, Accessories and Paint.

Now go to a website. The method is working for any website, not only for secured one. Also, with this method you can create or save any image displayed on your screen.

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You go to a website. You choose the picture and press the print screen button from the keyboard.

Now, you go to Paint and you press on the white area with the mouse. After that, you need to press Ctrl+V ( Paste) and your image will appear.

You can crop it using Paint. If you want to edit the image with Paint, then you need to read the article: How to Edit images in Paint. At the end, you save the print screen and that’s all.

However, if you want to save a gif ( an animation ) , you can’t. You can save only a frame from the animation.

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