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How to set Gmail as your default Email app in Chrome

posted Feb 19, 2015, 4:54 AM by Nicholas Morin   [ updated Feb 20, 2015, 11:56 AM by Technology Department ]

Every want to set Gmail as your default email program. So that when you click on an email in a website it takes you to gmail. It is really simple in Google Chrome. 

1- Go to Gmail
2- In the address bar click on 
3- Select Allow
4- Click Done

How to Setup OpenDNS

posted Feb 12, 2015, 12:45 PM by Technology Department   [ updated Mar 9, 2015, 10:46 AM ]

How safe is your password?

posted Feb 6, 2015, 11:26 AM by Nicholas Morin   [ updated Feb 20, 2015, 11:57 AM by Technology Department ]

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.

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