Password Security

Can You Trust A New Google Chrome Extension to Help You Choose a Good Password? screenshot

Can You Trust A New Google Chrome Extension to Help You Choose a Good Password?

Can a humble browser extension tell you whether or not your password is strong enough? Before we answer this question, we obviously need to explain what a strong password is. The classical definition states that a...

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February 11, 2019
Why Does Facebook Accept Passwords That Are Wrong? screenshot

Why Does Facebook Accept Passwords That Are Wrong?

Some of you probably know how unpleasant forgetting a password is. There is, however, one thing that is even more frustrating – seeing the 'Incorrect Password' dialog when you're sure that the password you're entering...

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February 4, 2019
Who Knew? Even a Smart Light Bulb Can Leak Your Passwords screenshot

Who Knew? Even a Smart Light Bulb Can Leak Your Passwords

Many years ago, people thought that we would have flying cars by now. They were a tiny bit too optimistic with their predictions, but nevertheless, we have found other ways of making our lives a bit easier. For...

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January 30, 2019
Google Two-Factor Authentication Is Not Invincible: How to Secure Your Passwords screenshot

Google Two-Factor Authentication Is Not Invincible: How to Secure Your Passwords

The success of any campaign depends on how well one can apply it. If a formula of any campaign can be applied more than once, we might as well say it is a success. Unfortunately, there are good and bad campaigns out...

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January 30, 2019
Follow These Tips If You Want to Manage a Digital Detox Safely and Efficiently screenshot

Follow These Tips If You Want to Manage a Digital Detox Safely and Efficiently

If you are constantly staring at a computer screen at work, spend hours on your phone, and, at the end of the day, scroll mindlessly through your social media accounts, it might be time for a digital detox. According...

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January 29, 2019
Taking over Your Fortnite Account Is Easier Than You Think: 4 Steps to Secure It screenshot

Taking over Your Fortnite Account Is Easier Than You Think: 4 Steps to Secure It

If you think hackers could not care less about your Fortnite account, you are wrong. BBC's interview with one of them revealed cybercriminals make thousands of dollars a week by selling stolen accounts to other...

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January 29, 2019
5 Biggest Password Security Myths screenshot

5 Biggest Password Security Myths

It is easy to understand how some users may think that passwords can no longer protect their accounts. Cybercriminals keep looking for ways to steal our credentials, not to mention, there is a visible increase in...

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January 29, 2019
What Is Password Entropy and How to Use It for Your Own Benefit screenshot

What Is Password Entropy and How to Use It for Your Own Benefit

Years ago, security experts realized that left to their own devices, users won't choose strong passwords. They saw that we actively need to encourage people to protect their accounts better. This, more or less, is why...

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January 15, 2019
Let's Talk About the Length of Your Passwords screenshot

Let's Talk About the Length of Your Passwords

The password system is no doubt the leading form of authentication these days, but specialists suspect that it is doomed to die in the upcoming decades due to being not secure enough. According to Chad Holmes,...

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January 11, 2019
Cyber Attackers Prove Themselves to Be Ruthless as They Attack Cancer Treatment Centers of America screenshot

Cyber Attackers Prove Themselves to Be Ruthless as They Attack Cancer Treatment Centers of America

You'd think that even cybercriminals have some sensibility and some sense of compassion, but the latest attack on the Cancer Treatment Centers of America has proven us all wrong. The Western Regional Medical Center in...

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January 11, 2019
Windows 10 Security Questions Are Not so Secure Afterall screenshot

Windows 10 Security Questions Are Not so Secure Afterall

Whenever you set up a new account anywhere, you can create a safety net that can help you recover your password in case you forget it. Any system that requires you to use a password should come with such a safety...

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January 10, 2019
Analysts Find Another Malicious App on Google Play Store That Spreads Malware screenshot

Analysts Find Another Malicious App on Google Play Store That Spreads Malware

Where do you get your apps from? Ideally, you get them from a reputable source, such as the Google Play Store. Unfortunately, the name of this online app market continues to flash in the headlines as new malicious and...

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January 10, 2019
Yet Another App on the Chrome Web Store Is Found to Collect Sensitive Data screenshot

Yet Another App on the Chrome Web Store Is Found to Collect Sensitive Data

Cybersecurity specialists always recommend against downloading applications from unreliable or unknown sources, but what about legitimate platforms, such as Chrome Web Store? While it is advisable to obtain desired...

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January 10, 2019
8 Biggest Password Breaches of 2018 screenshot

8 Biggest Password Breaches of 2018

Unfortunately, 2018 revealed that many companies are not prepared for cyber-attacks and cannot protect our personal information as a lot of massive data breaches that exposed data belonging to millions of users around...

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January 9, 2019
NIST Guidelines for Password Security: If You Are Using a Password Manager, You Should Be in Good Shape screenshot

NIST Guidelines for Password Security: If You Are Using a Password Manager, You Should Be in Good Shape

The US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is a federal agency that is part of the US Department of Commerce which means that although it doesn't have any regulatory functions, it employs plenty of...

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January 4, 2019
A Social Media Stunt Proves How Easy It Is to Hack Printers screenshot

A Social Media Stunt Proves How Easy It Is to Hack Printers

Many users who care about their privacy use complex passwords to protect their emails or social media accounts, but what about passcodes of devices that many of us use on a daily basis, such as printers? Cybersecurity...

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December 19, 2018
Your Social Security Number Costs a Few Bucks and Can Be Sold to Anyone screenshot

Your Social Security Number Costs a Few Bucks and Can Be Sold to Anyone

If you believe no one is interested in your personal information, you need to think again. According to Experian, everything from your social security number to your medical records interests cyber hackers, and they...

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December 19, 2018
I Received a Blackmail Email with My Password Included - What Do I Do Now? screenshot

I Received a Blackmail Email with My Password Included - What Do I Do Now?

Online sextortion scams are not exactly a recent phenomenon, and it's fair to say that no two are exactly the same. The schemes range from simple to extremely elaborate, and in some cases, the crooks tend to be...

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December 11, 2018