I came across this article earlier today: Why passwords have never been weaker and I urge you to read it. For anyone running a web site or a network its message is quite worrying, basically with the data and hardware available to them it has never been easier for a hacker to break a password. Any way you look at it that's bad news.
You've got some documents on your PC that you want to keep private. How would you do that?
We've recently been discussing a project where one of the concerns was to tighten up on user authentication. The customer raised the concern that by expecting the user to enter just a user name and password that the proposed web application wouldn't be secure enough for the confidential nature of their data, as such an alternative security technique was wanted.
I've been working with a Windows 7 tablet for the past few weeks, an ASUS EP121 to be exact. Tablets or slates depending on what you prefer to call them are very trendy at the moment, especially the likes of the iPad. But I wanted something that I felt might be more practical for my own circumstances, which meant that a tablet with Windows 7 on it was a necessity.
When was the last time you backed up your data? What would happen to your business if your computer failed and you lost your data? The second is a thought provoking question, which I hope you can answer.