Password management is a pain. While there are tips and tricks for keeping track of the multitude of passwords and software such as KeePass to store them safely, you can still be a victim if someone can hack into your account and decipher your passwords.
One way to prevent your passwords from being detected is to create passwords that are nearly impossible to decipher. One way to do to this is to test your passwords using Hackosis’ Brute Force Calculator to find out how long it would take someone to break into you account. You don’t have to enter your password to find out how safe it is. Instead you give information such as how many lower or uppercase letters, and numbers are in your password and the calculator determines how long it would take for someone to break into your computer using a PC program that tested all the possible combinations of your letters and numbers.
First there was movie rentals. Then came Netflix. Now you can watch your favorite movies and tv shows online for free at Hulu.com.
Hulu offers the new episodes of your favorite shows such as House or The Simpsons, but also you can watch older shows that aren’t even on DVD such as It Takes a Thief. The available movies don’t include recent releases but there is a wide range of fairly new movies as well as older ones as well. The collection includes documentaries as well.
Viewing the shows is free although not without commercial interruption. You can’t download the videos but you can email a link and embed them into other websites. You can also adjust how you watch the video whether its on a full screen or a pop-out screen. You can even see some in HD.
In general, if a website is deleted or changed its gone…or is it? Back in 1996 Brewster Kahle created a software that would crawl the internet and make a copy of what it found creating a vitural library of web pages. Since then, the site (The Internet Archive) has not only stored 2 petabytes of web information, but it also stores a collection of movies, music, ebooks, and other electronic media. According to the site:
The Internet Archive, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, we provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, and the general public.
To view extinct or previous incarnations of web sites, visit The Internet Archive, type the URL of the site you want to view into the Wayback Machine, and click the Take Me Back button.