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What is 'best practice' for password management?

Q: What is 'best practice' for password management?

Hi

What is the 'best practice' for managing one's passwords?

A) HOW SHOULD I STORE PASSWORDS?
Problems:
1. I need to manage a fairly large number (i.e. 50+). So there are too many to remember.

2. Obviously I don't want to keep them inside a simple unencrypted text file, in case my data gets hacked.

3. If I download dedicated password application how can I trust it?(!)

4. I don't trust 'The Cloud' nor any of the big data owners: google, apple, amazon, drop-box et al.

5. I don't want to be tied to anything that I cant migrate with me onto my next hardware, when I come to upgrade my PC(s).

Either way I dont really want to pay anything (certainly not more than a few dollars) for this security.

I was thinking of using something like TrueCrypt to create a virtual drive (that I encrypt robustly) and then storing my passwords in an ordinary text file.
That way I would have a single master password (for TrueCrypt) which would give access to all the other passwords.
[Aside: Obviously if I forget my master password I'm screwed!]
B) PASSWORD CONVENTIONS
As you know many sites require passwords that meet specific rules e.g.
- At least one upper AND one lower case letter
- At least one digit
- No tripplets (three characters the same next to each other) (iTunes!)
- No more than 16 characters

Double-click problems
Some sites allow extended ASCII characters (e.g. ?$%^&*) , which give VASTLY better security of course. BUT they are a mighty pain to use regularly because if you double-click using Windows (XP /7 /8), windows doesn't accept extended as being part of 'a word' and ignores the extended ASCII characters in your password. And if you TRIPLE-click, it then selects the entire line! This is a nightmare if you are in and out of passwords all day.

SUMMARY
a) I want passwords that are pretty much secure.
e.g. say 1 trillion years from my desktop to crack according to this site:
https://howsecureismypassword.net
(Not that I trust it not to harvest whatever I put in and use against me!)
This is extremely hard (perhaps impossible) to achieve within 16 characters unless one uses extended ASCII.

b) For day-to-day convenience, I want to absolutely minimize the number of clicks and keystrokes.

c) For low security sites that I dont give a damn about, I just want something easy to type in.
- Any suggestions?

With thanks

J
P.S. Btw, for reasons of security I clear out cookies on a regular basis (for convenience using a utility - CCleaner)

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Hi

What is the 'best practice' for managing one's passwords?

A) HOW SHOULD I STORE PASSWORDS?
Problems:
1. I need to manage a fairly large number (i.e. 50+). So there are too many to remember.

2. Obviously I don't want to keep them inside a simple unencrypted text file, in case my data gets hacked.

3. If I download dedicated password application how can I trust it?(!)

4. I don't trust 'The Cloud' nor any of the big data owners: google, apple, amazon, drop-box et al.

5. I don't want to be tied to anything that I cant migrate with me onto my next hardware, when I come to upgrade my PC(s).

Either way I dont really want to pay anything (certainly not more than a few dollars) for this security.

I was thinking of using something like TrueCrypt to create a virtual drive (that I encrypt robustly) and then storing my passwords in an ordinary text file.
That way I would have a single master password (for TrueCrypt) which would give access to all the other passwords.
[Aside: Obviously if I forget my master password I'm screwed!]
B) PASSWORD CONVENTIONS
As you know many sites require passwords that meet specific rules e.g.
- At least one upper AND one lower case letter
- At least one digit
- No tripplets (three characters the same next to each other) (iTunes!)
- No more than 16 characters

Double-click problems
Some sites allow extended ASCII characters (e.g. ?$%^&*) , which give VASTLY better security of course. BUT they are a mighty pain to use regularly because if you... Read more

A:What is 'best practice' for password management?

I have gone through the same thing. Most of mine I don't worry too much about, like this site. If anyone discovered my password here, what harm could come to me, except someone typing messages under my name, no big deal. The only ones I really worry about are my bank, paypal and ones like that where money is involved. I have a word document with Passwords that is buried in a file and is doubtful anyone could find it.

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Okay, people, I need a better practice mangement software solution for a clinic with three locationa and four seperate companies. We are using a SCO Unix version that was developed by a small company and while it works for the most part, I'm not real happy with it, it's a bit cumbersum. I would like to upgrade to a windows version. However, all the people I know in the medical industry despise their pratice management software. So, where do I start? Webmd offers a popular software application but they do not offer a trial so I'm skeptical. Any input would be appreciated. I have actually been happy with using SCO Unix an OS for the software but anytime something needs to changed it's a pain due to the fact that I don't know unix. I need something windows based so I can maintain it myself rather than having to learn UNIX.
 

A:Help picking practice management software!

Most of the major clinics in my city use RISE HealthSuite:

http://www.riseinc.com/
 

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Hi,

Anyone have a best practice for user who wants to change there password on there Windows machine (on a domain) and phone at the same time without locking there account?. Most of the time the user change his password on Windows then by the time it change it on his phone his account is lock due to the fact that the phone is trying to login with old password.
 

A:Best practice to change password on Windows and phone

Log out on one machine before you change your password on the other.
Log back in with new password.

This post made my brain hurt quite a lot! its like chicken Vs egg ..
 

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I've been thinking about the use of password managers lately and wondering whether it's worth exploring an alternative.

The problem, as I see it, is with having one master password - I know this is supposed to be kept securely by the developers, but I've heard of several security scares in the last few years. Of course, this is much more secure than simply using the same password everywhere, but if hackers were able to gain access to people's master passwords, surely it would be a goldmine for them and disatrous for everyone else! Even if the master passwords are well protected, this is possible, right?

Back to the alternative... what do you think about the possibility of devising a new unique password each time, writing it down, and physically guarding it. However, this would just be for the accounts you deem most vital, so a password manager could still be used for less important accounts. I know it sounds inconvenient, and I suppose it would only work if you're not prone to losing things, but could be a viable option?

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does anyone know where does windows vista backs up the passwords and how to manage them??

A:password management

Hello roqkster, welcome to Vista Forums!



In the Vista start menu click this and you can manage the password in the window that opens; be sure to post back to keep us informed.

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which password management software do you recommend? i'm looking for something along the lines of roboform, which not only stores a database of your usernames and passwords but also autofills relevant fields. i'm running vista home premium.
 

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Can anyone reccommend a password management software similar to the one below that is not as expensive?:
http://www.manageengine.com/products/passwordmanagerpro/index.html
Currently, for 5 Administrator licenses it is $1,195.00
 

A:Password Management Software

I highly recommend the Pro version of Roboform, I use it all the time http://www.roboform.com/
 

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Does Microsoft offer any password management solutions? We have hundreds of service accounts that we maintain passwords for and today keep them in an encrypted file (with a password on that file).   Any alternatives in the Microsoft solution suite? 
or 3rd-party recommendations?

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Hello,

Keepass and similar softwares have "edit/view" button where the password can be seen easily.

Do you guys know if there are any similar softwares where it is not possible to edit/view/see the password?

So: Only one master password and all the usernames and passwords would be under that for copy&pasting?
 

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I'm drowning in a mix of scrambled uppercase, lowercase, letters, numbers and symbols here. Drowning, I tell you.

I'm looking for one of those apps that remembers them all for you, and even enters them into webpages for you when you hit a preset key combination, e.g Ctrl. X.

Now, these are passwords, mind you. The program should be encrypted and secure. And preferably of a small size, so I can install it on a thumbdrive.

Any suggestions?

Thanks!
 

A:Any good password-management utilities? (XP)

Look at A1 Roboform.
Gene
 

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I am looking for software or another good idea to organize user names and passwords for emails and accounts on different websites. How do you keep up with all of your information for your emails and accounts?

A:User Name and Password Management Software

Hello, there are several listed at the end HERE.  Some free and some not.
 
I have to add that I find the Address book I have where I write ALL of them in is invaluable.
I once had a drive die and ughhh!!

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I am thinking about creating a password database in MS Access. Does anyone know where to find a template for type of database. I would want to encrypt it but I have found a lot of software to get the password of a Microsoft Access Database, Is this software good enough to protect all of my passwords? I had bought one, but it seems like Microsoft Access could do a much better job than the one I bought.
Thanks,
Joe
 

A:Password Management Database Microsoft Access

Joe, are you talking about a Database that contains Passwords?
Which I assume that you want to protect?
 

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As with a lot of people, I have many tens of web accounts of various sorts, including one on this site. While I do not have the exact same user name and password for all of them, there is a fair degree of repetition. In addition, I do not change the passwords all too often.

So, I am interested in some secure password management solution that can lead to more secure practices and if possible, help with more occasional use of public shared computers. I came across WIseKey / WIseForm solution here. While not free, it is well within what I'd pay to sleep better. I have two questions:

What are the better solutions for consumers (not corporate networks)?
Has anyone have view on or experience with WIseKey or another solution that they can share?
Am I being over sensitive to this threat?
I know this is not the typical 'Help! Blue screen!" posts even I usually post, but I am hoping I can get some advice from the highly knowledgeable people that post on this board.
 

A:web single sign on / password management solutions... WIseKey?

I haven't used WIseKey, but I really like KeePass Password Safe, a free open-source password manager. It's easy to use, you open it with a single password, then when go to a site you just drag-and-drop your username and password into the appropriate boxes.

There's a portable version that you can put on a USB stick for when you use public shared computers.
 

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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/03/01/password_management_site_xss_bug/Password management site LastPass has plugged a security hole in its website that created a means to extract the email addresses - though not the passwords - of enrolled users. The cross-site scripting bug meant that logged-in users induced to visit a malicious site would disclose their email addresses and sites associated with a LastPass account, along with password reminders and a list of IP addresses used to access the site.The bug was discovered by independent security researcher Mike Cardwell, who was unable to exploit the flaw to extract passwords.LastPass - which boasts close to a million members - stores website login details in an encrypted container, safeguarded by a master password. Users log in to extract this information either directly via the website or by using a browser extension.

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I've just installed a new SSD to my system as my primary drive. All went well with help from members of this forum.

My question is what are "Best Practices for SSD?"

In other words:
> do you shut it down at night, or put the system in a sleep state
> are there new maintenance considerations
> data storage I suspect you'll tell me to store data on another drive

Things like that, just want to get the most out of my new SSD drive.


Thanks,
Greg

A:Best Practice for SSD

Really Depends how much room your SSD has.

Maintenence:

My recommendations would be:
1) Disable disk indexing on the SSD. If you want other things indexed, you can just disable it on the SSD only.

2) Disable Auto Defragmenting.

Run the WEI. This way it should automatically make needed settings.

You can still let it run on a schedule if you want, for other drives. Just make sure the SSd is not included in it.

To check, open the disk defragmenter. Go to the configure schedule section, and select disks. If the SSD has been removed from the selectable disk section, you are good to go.

As far as the rest of Maintenence is concerned... Nothing special you need to do. You can still run Ccleaner etc, as you would on any other HD.
Seven will Automatically TRIM the drive when needed.

Theres a lot of other tweaks. IMHO, its completely unnecessary. Most are meant to reduce writes to the SSD, in which I truly believe is way over-hyped.
Another debate is disabling Superfetch. I think things are faster with it left on. The SSD still is no where close to as fast as RAM afterall.

These are optional tweaks if you so choose, but not needed. Only the 2 listed above I would consider "needed"



Data Storage:
I would certainly install all programs and Apps on the SSD.

If space is OK, I would also keep the pagefile with SSD.
If Space is becoming an issue, you can make a small 500MB on the SSd and the rest on the Spinning Drive.
(I would only go this route if t... Read more

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Network has 100 Windows NT 4.0 workstations, 100 Windows 2000 Professional workstations, 25 Windows NT 4.0 and Windows 2000 servers, and 55 UNIX workstations. Which of the following services are required on my network to allow the client machines to locate resources? a. SNMP b. DNS c. WINS d. BOOTP e. DHCP f. NAT g. ICS. Need help with this question for practice test.
 

A:NET 104 practice help

Answer: Wikipedia
 

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how do I download Windows Media Digital Rights Management (WMDRM) PC music management client? AT&T Wireless- Sideload (Transfer Music) from a Personal Computer (PC) to a Samsung Flight II (A927) says that it needs it to download music to my phone.

A:Windows Media Digital Rights Management (WMDRM) PC music management client

Your phone should be WMDRM supported. But you can try this update

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Hiya

These documents provide an overview of the Microsoft Solutions for Management (MSM) patch management solutions, which are composed of service offerings on the following: Patch Management Using Microsoft® Systems Management Server (SMS), and Patch Management Using Microsoft® Software Update Services (SUS).

System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...af-7e88-416c-8404-56912f886e8d&DisplayLang=en

Regards

eddie
 

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Hi, our company has decided to make the leap from Windows XP to Win 7, skipping Vista altogether. Has anyone come across any good documents for best practice when creating a Windows 7 image for deployment across an enterprise environment? Thanks.

A:Win 7 - Imaging Best Practice

I use Windows server 2008r2,
For my business I use remote deployment.
Its much faster than using disks.
You can set-up multicast to push to many different machines at one time.

There is the option to make it un-attended.
And can be set-up for Wake-on-Lan, and auto-push.
So all you need is the mac address's of the machines you need to image...
But thats only for fresh installs...
If you need software pre-installed im not of much help there....

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Hello to all,
I have recently bought an UPS:
http://www.apcc.com/resource/include/techspec_index.cfm?base_sku=SUA750I

I want to use this as backup power for my computer and monitor.
I have placed battery as suggested in manual. Battery charge time is approx. 4 hours. Now, I wonder what is correct and recommended practice for keeping UPS and battery in good condition. I know that every battery needs to be regulary charged and discharged in order to avoid memory effect, just like cell phones.
I wonder if I need on regular basis, say one or two months or even rarely let UPS' battery completely to be discharged, by, say, pulling out power cord, or something similar?

What is your experience?
 

A:Good practice when using UPS

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Does any one know where I can download practice exams for the MCSE 2003 70-290 exams
 

A:Practice Exams

http://www.ucertify.com/exams/Microsoft/70-290.html
 

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Hello
I have a Fujitsu pc running pre-installed xp supplied with a recovery disc. I also run ZA, Ad-aware, Spybot s&d, Spyware Blaster.

The HD was been replaced a couple of months ago. However, the system is still very slow to start up - takes nearly 2 mins before i get to the 'users' screen after switching on. The 'help-line' has advised me to re-install using the recovery disc. Then if there is still a problem to call them back to determine if there is a hardware fault.

The system hasn't been very stable overall, and re-installing is time consuming and I don't want to have to do it every time there is a problem.

I don't really understand the difference between the pre-installed xp and the full version that you can buy on Amazon/e-bay etc. Could someone clarify please? Could i buy a 'full' version and install it on my pc, using the product key sticker on my pc, and if I did would it be any more stable?

I would like to partition my HD so the OS is seperate from every thing else - can i do this with the pre-installed version?

Thanks
 

A:Pre installed xp - what does this mean in practice?

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I thought I?d cracked this but I think I need some confirming advice.
I want to create the easiest and most foolproof way of restoring a freshly installed Windows 7 OS should it go totally pear shaped in the future.
Very simply I have a gifted 2 year old PC. It has a 120gb SSD and I have added extra mech hard drives.
At present it has Win 7 Home Premium 64bit installed on the clean SSD and one mech hard drive has been reformatted ready for use. After loading the OS I installed the latest drivers chipset, LAN, USB, etc and repeatedly ran Windows Update until everything availableis there, on the SSD. I?ve tweaked a twin monitor set up until it shows what I want.
Nothing else, not even an anti-virus app has been installed.
I know the SSD has limited capacity. 56.8GBs, more than half of the available 111gbs, already shows being used. Hence the reformatted mech HD which is ready to accept new apps and have transferred to it everything it is capable of having moved to it. (That I can do)?
So what is a) the easiest, b) the most foolproof and dependable, way of being able to put back onto the SSD (or its replacement if the existing fails beyond recovery), the OS, exactly as it exists at this moment in time and c) exactly how is it put back on? I ask this because I am assuming that whatever is on the SSD at the time this operation is required will have to be removed ? or a replacement drive for the OS fitted. I just don?t understand how it can be done otherwise.
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A:best practice for OS only back up

I use Macrium Reflect free, and it works reliably for me.
You have more control and options than the built in Windows Backup program.
There are other 3rd party Backup programs available such as AOMEI, EaseUS, Acronis, etc. - I prefer Macrium.

Macrium Reflect Free
I prefer to download Macrium from MajorGeeks rather than the default location Macrium uses for downloading.
Download Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - MajorGeeks

imho, To really know what you like best and what works best for you, you would need to test the different programs available.
For that, could you setup a small unimportant "Test" partition that you could Backup and Restore, to learn with ?

For best practice, create backups as often as necessary, that depends on how often/much you change your OS partition, and how much you are willing to lose/redo, if you have to recover.

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I thought I?d cracked this but I think I need some confirming advice.
I want to create the easiest and most foolproof way of restoring a freshly installed Windows 7 OS should it go totally pear shaped in the future.
Very simply I have a gifted 2 year old PC. It has a 120gb SSD and I have added extra mech hard drives.
At present it has Win 7 Home Premium 64bit installed on the clean SSD and one mech hard drive has been reformatted ready for use. After loading the OS I installed the latest drivers chipset, LAN, USB, etc and repeatedly ran Windows Update until everything availableis there, on the SSD. I?ve tweaked a twin monitor set up until it shows what I want.
Nothing else, not even an anti-virus app has been installed.
I know the SSD has limited capacity. 56.8GBs, more than half of the available 111gbs, already shows being used. Hence the reformatted mech HD which is ready to accept new apps and have transferred to it everything it is capable of having moved to it. (That I can do)?
So what is a) the easiest, b) the most foolproof and dependable, way of being able to put back onto the SSD (or its replacement if the existing fails beyond recovery), the OS, exactly as it exists at this moment in time and c) exactly how is it put back on? I ask this because I am assuming that whatever is on the SSD at the time this operation is required will have to be removed ? or a replacement drive for the OS fitted. I just don?t understand how it can be done otherwise.
There?s ... Read more

A:best practice for OS only backup

I use Macrium Reflect free, and it works reliably for me.
You have more control and options than the built in Windows Backup program.
There are other 3rd party Backup programs available such as AOMEI, EaseUS, Acronis, etc. - I prefer Macrium.

Macrium Reflect Free
I prefer to download Macrium from MajorGeeks rather than the default location Macrium uses for downloading.
Download Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - MajorGeeks

imho, To really know what you like best and what works best for you, you would need to test the different programs available.
For that, could you setup a small unimportant "Test" partition that you could Backup and Restore, to learn with ?

For best practice, create backups as often as necessary, that depends on how often/much you change your OS partition, and how much you are willing to lose/redo, if you have to recover.

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Hi im reading some books on SQL queries ORACLE, and the book use the simple tables
the EMP Table and the DEPT table. I enjoy the reading and learning, but i would like to practice what i read. I work with queries at work, but in my house i would like to practice too. If u know of a site where i could practice these queries please let me know, thanks alot for the time. Have a nice day..............

alex
 

A:Where can i practice with SQL queries

Is there any reason you have not set your own machine up with SQL to practice with?
 

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Hi, This thread will be used to work on Belarc Advisor with some help from one of the Belarc people. We're trying to create a forum-friendly output report for Belarc Advisor.

Belarc Guy, Welcome to TSG!

I've made these three types, and when I try full code, see this:

The text that you have entered is too long (67131 characters). Please shorten it to 30000 characters long.

With HTML tags or not, a formatted Advisor page is too big for a post.

I understand that the Belarc Advisor report can be source viewed, and then saved and renamed as a .txt file, attached to the post, and we can right click and Save As> htm. or .html to see a more organized,
easier to read Belarc page, in a browser window,and I like that idea.

We just need a way to have the personal info, Software License data etc not be included, and if Belarc could create a forum friendly type of Advisor we would
be very grateful.

Belarc Guy--- Please go HERE

to see some text output logs from a few antimalware tools, Hijackthis, etc we often have posted from users....
Helpers here use this type of log and prefer it. The code box is easier to scroll up and down in , but I find the code box a little rougher on the eyes, the blue does not contrast as much as black text....
but that is not any problem.
We can leave it optional, the text is the same.

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A:This is a Practice thread only (for now)

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Hello (my very first post)

Was wondering if someone can weigh in and advise on whether my Windows Firewall should be turned ON or OFF being I have Norton Internet Security.

I am running Windows Vista Home Premium (sp1).
Thank you in advance.

A:Best Practice question

Hello.You should only have one software firewall active at a time. If you opt to use the firewall built into NIS, then your Windows Firewall should be disabled.Hope that helps.~Blade

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This is my first post here, so if this is more appropriate in another category (this seemed the most logical) I apologize ahead of time.

I'm trying to setup a Win2k practice lab to play around with active directory, DNS/DHCP etc... Active directory obviously has to be associated with a domain, but I don't have a real domain for it to be authoritative for. I was planning on specifying imaginary.domain.xyz for the domain, but won't this still go query my ISP's DNS for the .xyz TLD? It's not that big of a deal I guess since it's unexistant, but to think that it's querying beyond my LAN is annoying. Could I specify the domain I choose in the hosts file and point it back to the loopback? What's the best way to deal with this?

Any other suggestions for setting up a practice lab?
Thanks ahead of time, I appreciate it.
 

A:Setting up a practice lab?

Most places I know that don't have an actual registered domain use: ComapnyName.local
 

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I am interested in knowing what the best practice is for dynamically issuing addresses to clients on a VPN.

I have a Windows 2003 AD network where a DHCP server has already been configured with a pool of addresses (we're a small company so only one subnet). I was just going to let DCHP issue addresses to the VPN clients from the pool that's already set up. However in another post a comment was made that a separate address pool should be set up for VPN clients.

So - if it is best to set up a different address pool, why? I don't mind reading if you have an article to reference - I just can't seem to find any on my own.

Is it better to let the DHCP server on the network issue the addresses or should I let my firewall (which has it's own DHCP server and is where the client VPN connection terminates) issue the addresses?

Thanks for the help.
 

A:DHCP in VPN - Best Practice

answered your post at computing.net
 

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Quote:
Ethics are principles or standards of human conduct. Cyberethics is a code of behavior on the Internet.

Based on common sense and good judgment, cyberethics also includes obeying laws that apply to online behavior. When you practice cyberethics, you are more likely to have a safer and enjoyable Internet experience.


See the suggestions at Cyberethics | Microsoft Security

A:Practice cyberethics

It's like that old saying "common sense isn't so common". It's sad that they have to publish something like that, and even more sad that it can actually help many people.

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Does anyone know where I can find some FREE practice tests to prepare for the A+ Certification Exams? I just finished the hardware & software training courses but don't feel confident enough yet to put out the money for the exams.
 

A:Looking for A+ practice tests

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Hi,

I am preparing for the CIW exam. Since this is a new exam, I need some good practice questions to prepare for it. If anybody knows about some good practice exams on the Web, Please reply to this post.

Thanks
 

A:Practice exams for 1D0-510

Run a search through Google.co.uk


your bound to get something that is useful to you.
 

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hi I'm currently studying for the mcdst xp exam 70-271 but the practice test on the cd does not work. Does anyone know where i can find one on line.
Cheers

A:xp practice test

you do know that the MCDST has been retired don't you?

I passed it just before is was retired.

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under win NT 4.0 WKSTN, what built in utility will provide
information on conflicts adn security violations
 

A:practice tests for certificaton

more homwork questions???
 

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I've reset my PC recently.
I wanted advice on the best practices to avoid spamware or viruses.

Currently:

- Avoid dodgy websites (all my laptops are for my work - so I can't risk!)
- Only install reputable programs - small programs are run through virustotal.com
- Use kaspersky internet security

Is the above enough?
Assuming, no viruses or spamware, what can I use to 'springclean' my machines?

Thanks
 

A:Best practice on how to avoid + springclean

moving to general security as this does not require malware removal specialists.
 

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Do anyone know of a good site that has transcenders or good certification practice test? Currently I use a site called "CramSession.com" which emails me free A+ practice questions everyday. This is good, but are there anymore that are similar? I'm hoping to find free sites, but if all you know are pay sites then that is fine. Thanks.
 

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Not sure if this is really a debatable topic or not, but from what I have been seeing everywhere, there isn't a consensus, so I figured it would be a debate.

Basically for like laptop batteries, what is the best practice to maximize the life of it? From what I can see, it is best to charge the battery to 100%. Once the battery is full charged, remove the AC adapter and run on battery power until about 10%-20%. Then, plug in the ac adapter back in to charge the battery. I'm not sure if a complete discharge of the battery (to 0%) is recommended about once a month. I have seen some people say never run the battery to 0%, but then others say to do this once a month.

I also feel that it is fine to remove the battery and just have the laptop plugged in through the ac adapter if keeping the laptop plugged in for long periods of time. I'm guessing this is not recommended for areas where there is unreliable power, such as spikes, brownouts, and blackouts. I think it would be best to have the ac adapter always plugged into a surge protector to protect the laptop components when running without a battery in. I'm pretty sure a surge protector only protects against spikes, though, so then a UPS would be a better solution to protect against all of them (spikes, brownouts, and blackouts).

If the battery is out of the laptop for long periods of time, though, it is recommended to keep it in a cool area. I have seen some people say to wrap it tightly in like a bag and... Read more

A:Solved: Best Battery Practice

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Hi all,
Can anyone please supply me with links or information on best practice for configuring IE Proxy Exceptions? I'm thinking about the syntax and methods for the actual exceptions list, not how you get the settings to endpoints.
I have a few questions and over the years have seen some articles giving advice, but I'd like a definitive answer to queries like:

Is it better to use IP addresses/subnets or domain names?Does the syntax of wildcards matter? For example: *domain.com vs *.domain.com?
Thanks
Aled

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I have a question that I am very curious to hear your thoughts on.
I would like to get an understanding of what hardware and software is needed and what options are available. I'm sure there are multiple ways to tackle this so that is why I'm posting to see what you have done.

The question:
What is the best way (but staying economical) to setup a Home System that will do the following:

I want to be able to take my cable feed (which is both my internet and TV) and plug it into a system (be it a desktop or laptop) and create a DVR system (with software to make it user friendly and give recording options) that will then allow it to be passed along to one or two TVs (wirelessly).

What hardware and software is needed to make this happen? If I had nothing (other than the cable sticking out of the wall, and a wireless router) what would I need to have and how would it be put together? What problems are there with doing this? Do I have to have a cable box to decode the channels? I live in a relatively remote area so over the air broadcasts may or may not be an option. Lastly - how does HD content factor into this? Can and will it record HD content?

Here is an example:
Could I create a desktop that its basic function was to be a DVR - then use say a slingbox or wireless router to stream its contents to say another laptop or tv? Could I stream it to a laptop that I could plug into the TV? If so - what "parts" almost like a shoping list would I need?

Hopefully t... Read more

A:Home Media - DVR Best Practice

http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=ldJNp6wdfqI how to build a multimedia pc

use google to help solve issues for you.
 

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Hi --

I'm just installing W7 and I'm wondering what's current best practice for anti-malware software.

On XP I'm using avast-free as resident and nightly scanning, though I also have AVG-free non-resident and running once a week.

I also run Spybot S&D nightly and malwarebytes whenever there's anything odd looking.

And Sunbelt Personal Firewall, though that seems to have gome a bit flaky these days.

I switched from AVG to avast after getting a bunch of false positives, but I'm not sure avast is really any better.

Do I really need all this? Alternatives? Suggestions welcome.

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A:anti-malware best practice for W7

You shouldn't run two active anti virus programs as they will tend to create false positives and other complications.

Malwarebytes currently is highly recommended here.

Now days you need an anti virus and a firewall at least. Most people will also suggest having a malware and spyware program that you keep updated and run scan on a regular basis. Aside from Malwarebytes I can also suggest SUPERAntiSpyware.

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where do you view IDE Devices and Drives under NT 4.0 WKSTN?
 

A:certification practice testing

Pete,

Why do you keep asking the Forum for the answers to your Test/Homework questions? You're really hurting your learning opportunity by "cheatin' off your neighbor's paper". Based on the questions I've seen so far, you must be coming straight here before doing ANY research on your own. Ungood!
 

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I want to know which is the best practice, Shut down or Stand by the PC? If I do Stand By the PC for say 12hours then it also consumes battery power?
 

A:Which is the best practice Shut down or Stand by the PC?

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I've about filled up an internal HD to an HP notebook and I need to decide if the best approach is to 1) see if I can get a larger internal HD, or 2) if it is just simpler to go with an external for storing all general files and keeping my programs on the internal.........?

Any thoughts?

And, no matter which route I take is there a clear list of things to do in the order of doing? Like, being careful what I do to my OS and other programs?

pete
 

A:External or internal HD-looking for best practice

Get a larger internal if your HP will support a larger capacity drive. Use an external drive to back up important files like documents, pictures and music, removing these from time to time from the internal drive
 

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When asked to remove viruses I normally take the disk out of the initial PC and mount it in a clean one. What next ? The options that spring to mind are:
1. Run virtual PCs - each with a different anti-virus product loaded to scan the suspect disk.
2. Boot off Knopix or Linux CD and run several online free scanners.
3. Create a Bart's or Ultimate Boot CD with several tools embedded.

Perhaps there is a better way.
Option 1 is fine but takes too long. Option 2 does not give much control (I don't want to scan C: drive, do want log file and do want fixable problems resolved). Option 3 requires a new CD with updated tools to be created each time.

The aim is to remove all the viruses in as short a time as possible.
 

A:What is best practice way to remove viruses ?

The best practice is to prevent them from getting on the machine in the first place.
 

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HI, 
 
I currently work as a remote technician for a company that provides remote tech support for major companies. My work mainly consists of virus and malware removal. I thought i saw on this forum a while back some zip files that contained active malware and virus files that could be downloaded and scanned. I would really like something like this that i can use on a virtual machine to practice removing some of the common infections quicker and easier. If anybody could point me in the right direction for that resource I would appreciate it very much. 
 
Thanks

A:Virus removal practice on VM

Hello Fruguy -
 
It is not the policy of Removal / Anti-infection / Antimalware type forums to release contained samples of *wild infections* for most reasons.
 
The coding involved in these programs may be used for many illegal or improper purposes.
 
You may have genuine reasons, but the request that you have made will be denied by all forums that use these for fighting malware ETC.
 
There is no personal attack involved towards you, or your company, at all, but it is just general policy.
 
Thank You for your interest -

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