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20 Jan 2016

SplashData’s Worst Passwords 2015

By |20 Jan 2016|genealogy, technology|Comments Off on SplashData’s Worst Passwords 2015

SplashData's Worst Passwords 2015 list has been released, showing how many users are putting themselves at risk. The fifth edition of the annual list reveals the most popular passwords found in data leaks during the year, according to SplashData: 123456 password 12345678 qwerty 12345 123456789 football 1234 1234567 baseball welcome 1234567890 [...]

11 Oct 2015

TinEye Reverse Image Search

By |11 Oct 2015|digital collections, family photographs, genealogy, search strategies, technology|2 Comments

Today's post is about a cool Web-based service called TinEye Reverse Image Search. TinEye is an image search company in Toronto, Canada. Their website (and related browser plug-ins) offer innovative ways to link specific images in your collections with their locations on the Internet. Don't remember where you got that great family photo? Not [...]

12 Sep 2014

Google Account Breach Checker

By |12 Sep 2014|genealogy, technology|2 Comments

Not sure if your Google account got hacked in the latest big data breach? Dashlane has a Google Account Breach Checker available here. Regular readers know that I trust Dashlane, the ultimate password manager. Having something like this simple app to check the status of your Gmail account is just [...]

1 May 2014

MayDay Genealogy Data

By |1 May 2014|family papers, family photographs, family records, genealogy, personal digital archiving, preservation, technology|1 Comment

Today's post is MayDay Genealogy Data, to mark MayDay 2014, an annual national preservation day sponsored by professionals from archives, libraries, museums, historic preservation, and historical societies. On this date each year, these professions review their emergency preparedness plans, and help individuals with emergency preparedness for personal data and papers. So let's take a leaf from [...]