phranque - 8:10 am on Dec 16, 2009 (gmt 0) 6. passwords 7. security re:external hard drives hitting the floor 10. profile
excellent post, explorador!
thanks for that contribution.
hopefully i'll have more suggestions to add later, but i wanted to offer these immediate thoughts.
i would suggest using a password keeper/valet.
easier than remembering dozens of passwords so you will be more inclined to use stronger passwords.
i had one for my palm os and use one on my current handheld.
obviously it should use strong encryption.
a good one will have a password generator and mine has options for things such as length, usage of case, numerals, pronounceable, etc.
if you login using secure http protocol (a https: url) you should be ok with your password.
just a story to show that "stuff happens"...
i downloaded a large number of very high resolution images from a borrowed camera directly to an external drive and returned the camera.
it's the only time i've ever done that.
the next day before i could sort them and back them up i knocked over the drive - it was on a carpeted floor and it basically just tipped over.
the drive was wasted - made horrible noises.
it's the only time i've ever damaged a hard drive.
the memory card had already been reformatted by the owner.
it was a while before i found a media recovery program that restored the deleted images from the memory card.
no money lost but a lot of time wasted.
with real time search on G now a reality it's fairly easy for your name, brand or domain to show up above the fold - something to keep in mind.
re:external hard drives hitting the floor