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Choosing A Good Password

I have written articles on password managers and multi-factor authentication before. There is a reason for this. There have been several databases of leaked passwords over recent years, and one of the things this has revealed is that people aren’t always very good at picking passwords. There are several reasons for this. With the number…

Using a Virtual Machine

GeekJabber is a site dedicated to casual gaming and tech enthusiasts. You may be querying why I am discussing the topic of Virtual Machines. After all, most people would first think of servers and infrastructure when talking about virtual machines. There is a reason why people would think this. The Virtual Private Server is of…

Using a Password Manager

When I wrote the article on Multi-Factor Authentication, I made a note of some of the issues with passwords. People are not always good at picking good passwords, and because of the number of different services people use, password re-use can be a problem. This has become a major issue as if someone is able…

Do I Need Antivirus Software?

Computer viruses and malware are both things that you need to be conscious of as part of owning a computer. It seems everyone has had to deal with some sort of malware infection at some point in their computing life. However with Microsoft Windows now coming with Windows Defender by default and claims of other…

Getting a Graphics Card in 2021

There’s been a lot of talk recently about how difficult it is to get hold of a graphics card at the moment. It’s true that, at the moment, prices on a high-end graphics card are unreasonably high. That’s assuming your retail outlet of choice even has them in stock. There are various reasons for this.…

How To Pick A Good Power Supply

A computer’s Power Supply, or PSU, is one of the most critical parts of your computer. Poor quality power supplies can cause issues with system stability and have a higher risk of failure. High-end gaming PC’s and workstations in particular have a much higher power draw, requiring a power supply that can deliver that power.…

Should I use Multi-Factor Authentication?

Multi-factor authentication, sometimes referred to as two-factor authentication, has been a pretty big buzzword over the last few years. It’s something that can provide additional security for many of your accounts, yet it can be extremely confusing. I hope to try and ease some of this confusion and help you understand what it is and…

Do I Need A VPN?

The term VPN, or Virtual Private Network, has been getting thrown around fairly heavily over the last few years. They’ve been advertised frequently through various media outlets, including as part of paid sponsorships for various YouTube channels. Some of you may be wondering what the point of a VPN actually is and whether they should…

How Much RAM Do I Need In 2021?

There’s an old saying that opinions are like arseholes. Everyone has one and they all stink. We’re definitely wading into that territory here. Everyone has an opinion on how much RAM you need in your computer. Some opinions are more informed than others. Some old wisdom is that more RAM is better. This is generally…

What Storage Should I Get In 2021?

Once upon a time, computer storage was a relatively straight-forward affair. Everything your computer ever needed was stored on an internal hard drive, and you used floppy disks (you know – those things that look kinda like the Save icon) to move data between machines. Things are still relatively straight-forward today, except floppy disks have…