CPSC Announces New Award for Excellence

According to news reports, a new award for contributions toward consumer product safety was recently announced by the chairman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The Chairman’s Circle of Commendation Award honors individuals or organizations whose work directly improves product safety by preventing deaths and  injuries for the public. The recipients of this award include, Consumer Reports, and its policy and advocacy division, Consumers Union, ASTM Subcommittee F15.18, Nancy Cowles, Gary Smith and Gene Rider. Each has, in their own way, pushed the envelope with safety innovations, advocacy, or product testing.

As an Olympia personal injury attorney, I know the importance of monitoring product safety after having witnessed the extent of the injuries that can result from the use of defective products. If you have been injured through the use of a defective product, it may be in your best interests to consult an experienced personal injury lawyer in your area to discuss your rights as a consumer and the possible legal avenues that may be available to you.

How to Make a Reliable Password

According to news reports and experts, strong passwords can be comprised of letters, numbers, symbols or any combination thereof. But the key thing is that they need to be remembered easily. An easy clue can make your password easy for you, but difficult for others. The clue may be your loved one’s name, a lucky digit, favorite food or even a favorite movie. Here, problem may arise and experts advise that common phrases can be easy to hack. A safe and secured password would more than likely be the combination of all three: letters, numbers and symbols. An example of an excellent password you can easily use is Apple@09 or Pluto#12. If you see that your password must be a case sensitive, you can confuse hackers with jumbled casings used throughout your password. Hint: Don’t use any of the above examples as actual passwords. Now that they have been widely published, hackers could add them to their lists.

As an Everett personal injury lawyer, I’ve seen the tragic results of identity theft and understand the feelings of violation and how hard it can be to get your life back on track after a hacker has wreaked havoc with your identity. If you have suffered because of the theft of your identity, it may be in your interests to consult a personal injury lawyer experienced in handling these matters.