Secure Passwords

Written by Sharon Housley

Keeping Your Passwords Secure Asrepparttar web has evolved, so haverepparttar 133517 methods of collecting personal information. A large number of websites require visitors to register to gain access or participate. Whilerepparttar 133518 need for registration is understandable, tracking user names and passwords can be burdensome. Consider using software to store your passwords, in a safe accessible manner.

Most websites have privacy policies, butrepparttar 133519 value of privacy statements are only as honorable asrepparttar 133520 people behindrepparttar 133521 websites. Here are suggestions for keeping passwords and your information secure:

1.) change your password frequently 2.) never share your password with anyone 3.) try to choose a password so it doesn't need to be written down, but not so obvious others would easily guessrepparttar 133522 password

How Reliable are Cell Phones?

Written by Sharon Housley

How Reliable are Cell Phones? Cellular phones and pagers are part ofrepparttar "now" generation, instant contact, anywhere at any time. People are looking for convenience, comfort and security. The question is how instantaneous and reliable isrepparttar 133516 contact?

Talking with someone isrepparttar 133517 main use for a cell phone, yet due to poor reception how often do calls not go through, or important calls "dropped" due to flaky coverage? Let us not forget, that in a time of tragedy, lines were congested andrepparttar 133518 resounding "all circuits busy" messages were heard from coast to coast. There is certainly room for improvement if you want to reach out and touch someone.

The alternative to voice communication is traditional text messaging, enjoyed byrepparttar 133519 young as SMS, a 'hip' communication method, andrepparttar 133520 older asrepparttar 133521 tried and true paging, a trustworthy means of communication. A carrier receives pages or text messages via a traditional dial up modem or Internet connection to their terminal, and then broadcastsrepparttar 133522 messages over their network torepparttar 133523 appropriate wireless device. How instant is sending a text message? The answer might surprise depends.

Traditional means of sending text messages is surprisingly reliable and fast. However, many cellular carriers, wishing to merge technologies while keeping costs down, have opted to utilize email technology to send text messages. Why not, an email is nothing more than a text message, usingrepparttar 133524 Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP). Onrepparttar 133525 surface this sounds like a great idea, nearly everyone has email access, andrepparttar 133526 use ofrepparttar 133527 Internet streamlinesrepparttar 133528 sending of messages.

What is often overlooked, isrepparttar 133529 fact that email was not designed to be time sensitive. There can be significant delays and an instantaneous receipt can be lost when sending email to a pager or cell phone. Text messages sent viarepparttar 133530 email protocol SMTP could take a more scenic delivery route. While in many cases, receiving messages in a timely fashion is not critical; some industries require and benefit fromrepparttar 133531 receipt of urgent messages. It is therefore important to realize and make a distinction betweenrepparttar 133532 protocols that are designed for instantaneous communication and those that are not.

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