Password Security

Do You Use Experian Services? If You Do, It's Time to Change Your Password screenshot

Do You Use Experian Services? If You Do, It's Time to Change Your Password

Cybersecurity specialists keep telling us how crucial it is to use strong passwords and take extra precautions (e.g., enable Two-Factor authentication) to ensure our account and data safety. Unfortunately, data...

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October 17, 2018
Compromised Computers Are Targeted by Botnets. Secure Your Passwords NOW! screenshot

Compromised Computers Are Targeted by Botnets. Secure Your Passwords NOW!

Data breaches continue to be a huge problem. Every month new companies, organizations, and institutions experience data breaches. According to an infographic, Yahoo is the company that has faced the biggest data...

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October 17, 2018
Hashing vs. Encryption: What is the difference? screenshot

Hashing vs. Encryption: What is the difference?

How does a website or an app know that you're entering the correct password? Well, it's easy to assume that the system looks at what you've written and then compares it to what it has on file. More or less this is...

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October 12, 2018
What Is Password Stuffing, and What Can You Do to Protect Yourself Against It? screenshot

What Is Password Stuffing, and What Can You Do to Protect Yourself Against It?

A user has one of their online accounts hijacked, and the first thing they ask themselves is: 'How did the hackers get their filthy hands on my password?'. They're angry and they want answers. When the replies are...

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October 11, 2018
Did You Receive a Password via Email? Delete It ASAP! screenshot

Did You Receive a Password via Email? Delete It ASAP!

You've all probably been in a situation where you've forgotten your password. What you haven't done is think about the numerous decisions that need to be made in order to ensure that the password recovery mechanisms...

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October 9, 2018
What Is a Hybrid Password Attack? How Is It Used in Password Cracking? screenshot

What Is a Hybrid Password Attack? How Is It Used in Password Cracking?

You often see the term "hacking" when attacks on passwords are discussed. Many argue that this is a poor choice of words. They say that passwords can't be hacked. According to them, attackers can only "guess"...

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October 9, 2018
What Is Password Spraying and How to Protect Your Passwords Against It? screenshot

What Is Password Spraying and How to Protect Your Passwords Against It?

When we're talking about the security of our accounts, we usually talk about passwords because people often assume that if your password is compromised, your account is compromised. That's not completely true, though....

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October 5, 2018
You Might Be Forced to Reveal Your Password: How to Determine If It Is Safe to Do So screenshot

You Might Be Forced to Reveal Your Password: How to Determine If It Is Safe to Do So

Law enforcement agents or border police officers asking suspects and travelers for passwords or biometric data so that they can search through electronic devices. It's a relatively new scenario and one that has...

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October 4, 2018
What is Shoulder Surfing? Tips to Prevent Shoulder Surfing Password Attacks screenshot

What is Shoulder Surfing? Tips to Prevent Shoulder Surfing Password Attacks

There are many different ways of stealing a password. You might think that all of them require technical knowledge or, at best, a computer that's connected to the Internet. That's not strictly true. With one...

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October 2, 2018
Top 3 Password Security Mistakes Users Make Every Day screenshot

Top 3 Password Security Mistakes Users Make Every Day

On the face of it, the concept of proving your identity with a combination of a username and a password isn't really that complicated. Yet, cyberattacks happen every day, they're often quite costly, and many of them...

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September 27, 2018
A Passphrase Is a Terrific Tool You Can Employ, but Is It All You Need? screenshot

A Passphrase Is a Terrific Tool You Can Employ, but Is It All You Need?

The year was 2011, and security professionals were fighting a losing battle. They were typing their fingers to the bone trying to convince users that creating truly strong passwords is very important. They were...

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September 20, 2018
Your Streaming Service Passwords (Netflix, Hulu, HBO, and Others) Could Be on the Black Market screenshot

Your Streaming Service Passwords (Netflix, Hulu, HBO, and Others) Could Be on the Black Market

Many cybersecurity articles nowadays discuss how easy it is for someone to steal an account's login information if the user is not too careful, but do you know what cybercriminals do with such data? No doubt, a lot of...

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September 19, 2018
How to Create a Secure Password for Your PayPal Account screenshot

How to Create a Secure Password for Your PayPal Account

PayPal is one of the most widely used and secure payment platforms online. With it, paying bills, purchasing goods from eBay sellers and even sending money to friends or family becomes as easy as clicking a few...

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September 18, 2018
What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Using a Password Manager screenshot

What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Using a Password Manager

Many users already know creating strong passwords is one of the ways to protect their accounts. Nevertheless, not everyone chooses complex combinations from random characters. In fact, specialists researching...

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September 17, 2018
Instagram Offers a New Verification Tool to Help Users Secure Their Accounts and Passwords screenshot

Instagram Offers a New Verification Tool to Help Users Secure Their Accounts and Passwords

Are you an Instagram story person? Do you prefer posting one picture at a time, or do you like adding several photos to your IG post? Are you a silent lurker or do you like going online for regular live broadcasts?...

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September 14, 2018
How Top Websites Play a Part in the Epidemic of Weak Passwords screenshot

How Top Websites Play a Part in the Epidemic of Weak Passwords

We hear all the time how vital password security is or how to strengthen passwords and yet many popular websites do not encourage their users to create robust passcodes that would be hard to crack. Steve Furnell, an...

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September 12, 2018
How Spam Emails Can Be Used to Steal Your Gmail Password screenshot

How Spam Emails Can Be Used to Steal Your Gmail Password

Having a strong, unique password is not always enough to protect your Gmail account against cybercriminals. The research shows you cannot always rely on Two-Factor authentication either, so you may wonder what it...

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September 7, 2018
Users Often Pick Weak Passwords When Forced to Change Them, but That Is a Huge Mistake! screenshot

Users Often Pick Weak Passwords When Forced to Change Them, but That Is a Huge Mistake!

Many still think that forcing the user to change passwords often is a good thing, but there are quite a lot of security specialists who believe asking the user to change passwords periodically might be more harmful...

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September 4, 2018