Microsoft Password Tips and Password Strength tester

Microsoft password strength tips:
http://www.microsoft.com/security/online-privacy/passwords-create.aspx

Microsoft password strength tester:
https://www.microsoft.com/security/pc-security/password-checker.aspx

Password strength according to Google

How safe is your password?

The first step in protecting your online privacy is creating a safe password - i.e. one that a computer program or persistent individual won't easily be able to guess in a short period of time. To help you choose a secure password, we've created a feature that lets you know visually how safe your password is as soon as you create it.

Tips for creating a secure password:

  • Include punctuation marks and/or numbers.
  • Mix capital and lowercase letters.
  • Include similar looking substitutions, such as the number zero for the letter 'O' or '$' for the letter 'S'.
  • Create a unique acronym.
  • Include phonetic replacements, such as 'Luv 2 Laf' for 'Love to Laugh'.
Things to avoid:
  • Don't reuse passwords for multiple important accounts, such as Gmail and online banking.
  • Don't use a password that is listed as an example of how to pick a good password.
  • Don't use a password that contains personal information (name, birth date, etc.)
  • Don't use words or acronyms that can be found in a dictionary.
  • Don't use keyboard patterns (asdf) or sequential numbers (1234).
  • Don't make your password all numbers, uppercase letters or lowercase letters.
  • Don't use repeating characters (aa11).
Tips for keeping your password secure:
  • Never tell your password to anyone (this includes significant others, roommates, parrots, etc.).
  • Never write your password down.
  • Never send your password by email.
  • Periodically test your current password and change it to a new one.

taken directly from: https://www.google.com/accounts/PasswordHelp


Microsoft Password strength tester: https://www.microsoft.com/security/pc-security/password-checker.aspx

Web Browser Wars

Internet Explorer
Exclusively for Microsoft Windows

Safari
Available for Apple Mac and Microsoft Windows

Firefox
Available for Apple Mac, Microsoft Windows and Linux Distros like Ubuntu (pre-installed)

Chrome
Available for Apple Mac, Microsoft Windows and Linux

Opera
Available for Apple Mac, Microsoft Windows and Linux

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Google Art Project



Google Art Project

What is the ‘Art Project’?

A unique collaboration with some of the world’s most acclaimed art museums to enable people to discover and view more than a thousand artworks online in extraordinary detail.

  • Explore museums with Street View technology:virtually move around the museum’s galleries, selecting works of art that interest you, navigate though interactive floor plans and learn more about the museum and you explore.
  • Artwork View: discover featured artworks at high resolution and use the custom viewer to zoom into paintings. Expanding the info panel allows you to read more about an artwork, find more works by that artist and watch related YouTube videos.
  • Create your own collection: the ‘Create an Artwork Collection’ feature allows you to save specific views of any of the 1000+ artworks and build your own personalised collection. Comments can be added to each painting and the whole collection can then be shared with friends and family.
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