October’s Tech Tips – Using Secure Passwords and a Few Keyboard Shortcuts


Quick Tech Tips for the month of October to help you be more productive. As always, reach out anytime! We are here to help.

Use Secure Passwords

Even if you think you have a secure password, you might be wrong. Yesterday’s clever tricks aren’t protecting you from today’s hackers, and you need to be extra vigilant in this age of constant security breaches.


  • Try RoboForm – It remembers passwords so you don’t have to.
  • Don’t use the same password for each site/application.
  • AVOID formulas like these –

– Using a name, place, or common word as the seed, e.g., “fido”
– Capitalizing the first letter: “Fido”
– Adding a number, most likely 1 or 2, at the end: “Fido1”
– Adding one of the most common symbols (~, !, @, #, $, %, &, ?) at the end: “Fido1!”
– Using passwords like qwerty, 12345, or password


A Few Keyboard Shortcuts

  • Undo, CTRL+Z – Accidentally paste the wrong thing in the wrong place? Didn’t      mean to paste that file there? Undo it, quickly!
  • Skip the bin, SHIFT+DEL – Bypass the recycle bin entirely, delete it right away!
  • Select All, CTRL+A – Probably one of the more commonly known commands, but if you don’t know it, you can easily select everything with this command.