Managing Your Passwords & Keeping Them Safe

Education is the best protection against computer infection.

My very talented daughter, Circe, has just created a handy book in which you can keep your computer site passwords. The title is “ Keys to the Door” and there are 2 sizes. One is letter size, 8-1/2”x11” and the other is 6”x9” titled “Handy Keys to the Door”. Both books contain the same information and are easy to use and keep safe.

These books were created as a companion to those who understand the importance of computer security. 17 pages in the larger book have several lines and spaces for the date, e-mail or website, user name and password. She recommends you write in pencil so changes can be made easily. Spaces are also available in which to write the answers to your security questions.

The book she gave me is beginning to be filled up. I can now dispose of the bits of paper and scribbled notes I can hardly read, much less find, and locate my password book in seconds. I entered my passwords alphabetically so it is easy to find the site I want. I put 2 letters, more or less, on each page. If you prefer you could enter yours by subject matter. The choice is up to you.

Circe is well qualified to produce these books. She is an experienced computer security advocate as well as a speaker on this subject and other computer information. Her membership in Toastmasters allows her to educate her audience on many subjects. Her speaking biography can be seen on the Qualified Speakers of District 52, Toastmasters website: http://district The website for her computer security information is

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How do you safely discard an old computer?


What do you do with computer discards?

  1. You can put them in the garage or closet.
  2. You can hand them down to a relative that doesn’t mind inheriting your old slow drive.
  3. You can donate them.
  4. You can e-waste them.

Some computers die a slow death and others are sudden death victims.  But, the reality is the one part of a computer that never dies unless it is KILLED is the data stored inside.  That is why option one is the only safe way to be sure your data is not resurrected without your permission.  Now that is also true for cell phones and iPads.  Phone data is easily wiped from a device by using the phone’s built in factory reset feature.

Computers must have the data wiped with software or crushed physically.  Have a dead device?  Call for wiping service at PCTechsOnline, 661-347-0052 or

Circe is my daughter and I highly recommend this service she provides for your protection.  The above article appeared in a community newspaper, Tidbits of Santa Clarita Valley, on page 3 of Issue 19, Vol 11 (310)800-8337.  You can view the issue at  It’s a great newspaper with lots of interesting articles.

Two blogs you should read

I love to browse the web.  I will read something and wonder what it means or where to find something I want to buy and get the best deal, or sometimes something just pops into my head and I want to know all there is to know about it.  So I spend some of my valuable time doing unnecessary research, but always find something or someone who intrigues me.   This morning I found two.


If you have read my blog you know that my oldest daughter with the ancient name of Circe is a computer genius.  I know about most of her activities but until this morning I didn’t know she had a blog.  I found it and read it.  I highly recommend that you read it too.  She willingly offers free advice on computer problems such as “Why didn’t the person get the email I sent?”  Or, the best way to set up a domain name, and many other problems people have with their computer.  You can read her blog at


The other person I found is Neil Patel.  He too is a computer guru and has 140,000 followers, probably because he addresses blogging problems of every nature.  I found his web page very informative and I believe he has a large following because he is a professional and his advice can be trusted.  He taught himself through his many failures how to succeed.  He offers advice and solutions freely.  You’ll find him at


I think you’ll find that these two professionals have the answer to any problem you may have with your computer.