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Copy Before Submitting Web Forms

Filling in Web forms (like the one used to submit this tip) can be a bit of a gamble - you put in your pearls of wisdom, perhaps only to lose them all if the Web page flakes out or the browser crashes. Instead of losing all your text, "save" it by pressing Command-A to select all and then Command-C to copy the selected text to the clipboard. Do this periodically as you type and before you click Submit, and you may "save" yourself from a lot of frustration. It takes just a second to do, and the first time you need to rely on it to paste back in lost text, you'll feel smart.

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How to Crack Encrypted DMGs (Not Really)

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We’re having huge discussions internally about just how secure we should make our digital lives, and this recent blog post by security expert Jeremiah Grossman brings a wonderful level of reality to the table. Jeremiah takes extreme security precautions, thanks to his position in the security industry, and this post is the tale of how he forgot a key password and the astonishing lengths he went to in order to get it back.favicon follow link

 

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Laine Lee  2013-02-12 08:59
Well, I can't crack 'em, but I can turn off their annoying agreement notices:

https://sites.google.com/site/llee040/applescript/remove-notice/
Steve Nicholson  2013-02-13 10:20
I'm so glad I'm not important enough to have highly sensitive and valuable files. I take reasonable precautions including having different randomly-typed passwords for just about everything so no one's going to get access to more than one account if they get a password. But I don't have to go to the extreme of having encrypted DMGs on my encrypted hard drive.