I have written before that it’s important to choose a strong password for your online activities, because most passwords can be easily broken. Now the prevailing wisdom is that we all need not one, but two passwords to increase your online security. My firm’s remote access application uses two passwords, and it works pretty well.

If you haven’t run Windows Update lately, you might want to think about doing so. A new worm called Plexus is exploiting weaknesses in the Windows operating system to enter your PC, harvest your e-mail addresses, and send out the virus under your name. The virus also spreads through the Kazaa file-sharing network.