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Has your email ever been compromised by a hijacker? Well there is new ways that you can protect your account and the personal emails in them! Hotmail has created two new account proofs so that hijackers can not lock you out of your account. Proofs are “like spare keys”, if a hijacker figured out the main key (your password), he can not figure out the answer to a personal question, an alternative email, your mobile number or your master computer (“Trusted PC”). Trusted PC is a proof that only allows one PC to reset your Hotmail account, that way there is no way the hijacker can get to your computer. Therefore, these added proofs should enhance the security of all Hotmail accounts.

The main ethical question still remains: why do people hijack email accounts? In my perspective I think that emails are like a personal diary. If other people hijack your email, it is like you are going public with your secrets or personal information. I still don’t know what people gain from hurting others in such a manner, but I believe it is 100% wrong.

If you would like to know more about Hotmail security check out this article:

http://tech.ca.msn.com/pcworld-article.aspx?cp-documentid=25764226

Have you ever lost your work on a computer because of a blackout or not saving your work? I have! There is many cheap and easy solutions to this problem. It is a good idea to save many copies of your homework because, like myself, I sometimes like to reuse my old homework in my new homework. The main tip for students is to SAVE your work in multiple places. Buy a USB key or a stack of CDs or computer chips or even, disks. Obviously, the best saving technology out there is an external hard drive. With an external hard drive you can practically save all your work from JK to the time you finish university. In conclusion it is a good idea to always save your work and avoid the hassle of making excuses to your teacher.

For more information regarding this topic check out this article:

http://ca.tech.yahoo.com/blogs/the_gadget_hound/rss/article/4729

This is a little something I did with "leaves"!