To increase the security of your accounts it is advisable to use Two-factor Authentication. Google’s version is called 2 Step Verification. By using 2FA you are supplying two pieces of information to authenticate who you are. You are verifying your identity. A common example is when I attempt to log into an account, a code …

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There is a lot of misunderstanding about passwords and password usage. I hope to clarify a few points about this. The following is a list of some commonly hacked passwords: 123456 qwerty password 111111 Internet 12345678 abc123 1234567 password1 Robert sunshine iloveyou princess admin welcome football monkey 654321 The first one has been breached more …

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One of the scourges of the world that I abhor is bullying, especially when it affects children. Very often a child can suffer without the parents being aware of what is actually happening to their child. It is the same online as it is in the playground. GetSafeOnline (there is a permanent link at the …

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  Get Safe Online is the UK’s leading source of unbiased, factual and easy-to-understand information on online safety.   The GSO website is a unique resource providing practical advice on how to protect yourself, your computers, mobile devices and your business against fraud, identity theft, viruses and many other problems encountered online. It contains guidance on many …

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Supporting blind and partially sighted people in the Bournemouth area   Assistive Technology Suite The modern world relies heavily on computers and until quite recently these were not very accessible to the blind and partially sighted without expensive software. Fortunately, things are changing and many manufacturers now include technology to assist users with limited eyesight. …

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