Password Security

Does the Scottrade Secure Login Really Protect My Account and Money? screenshot

Does the Scottrade Secure Login Really Protect My Account and Money?

What is Scottrade? Scottrade used to be a discount brokerage company, which operated both in physical branches and online. Scottrade was bought by TD Ameritrade and Toronto-Dominion Bank last year. The firm gained...

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June 21, 2018
How to Share Passwords Securely with Your Colleagues in the Office screenshot

How to Share Passwords Securely with Your Colleagues in the Office

A wise person once said that passwords should be like underwear. You shouldn't leave them exposed, you should change them frequently, and last but not least, you should never share them with anybody. Most of you...

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June 20, 2018
How Safe Is It to Backup and Sync My Passwords with Google Drive? screenshot

How Safe Is It to Backup and Sync My Passwords with Google Drive?

'There was a data breach at an online discussion board I was using. The hackers took my password, and because I was using it for the rest of my online accounts, they broke into all of them and made off with a ton of...

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June 18, 2018
How Do Websites Store My Passwords? screenshot

How Do Websites Store My Passwords?

Whenever you create an online account, all the information you enter is sent for storage in a database which is hosted on a server. Think of a table where rows represent individual accounts, and all the different...

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June 15, 2018
What to Do If a Hacker Has My Password? screenshot

What to Do If a Hacker Has My Password?

'The username or password is incorrect. Please try again.' We've all seen this message, and usually, it's little more than a nuisance because it's due to some slightly chubby fingers and a loss of concentration....

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June 12, 2018
The Types of Password Attacks and How to Prevent Them screenshot

The Types of Password Attacks and How to Prevent Them

Initially, going online, communicating with other users, and surfing the web was more of a pastime activity. Gradually, however, it became a crucial part of our everyday lives, and we now use the Internet to perform...

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May 22, 2018
How Much Private Information Do You Give Away Every Day? screenshot

How Much Private Information Do You Give Away Every Day?

In the era of forums and social media, data privacy becomes ever more important as there are more and more dangers for the unsuspecting computer users to disclose private personal information. You may easily become...

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May 16, 2018
How Instagram Accounts Get Hacked and How to Protect Yourself screenshot

How Instagram Accounts Get Hacked and How to Protect Yourself

Whether you're an Instagram personality or just a regular person using the platform to document snippets of your life, your account's security comes first. Just last month, Forbes noted that multiple Instagram users...

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May 16, 2018
What's the Best Alternative to the Online Password Strength Meters? screenshot

What's the Best Alternative to the Online Password Strength Meters?

People don't create online accounts for the fun of it. They do it because they want to use a particular service, and in many cases, they want to use it as quickly as possible. As a result, most users are in too much...

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May 11, 2018
How Does Instagram Know What My Password Is on Other Websites? screenshot

How Does Instagram Know What My Password Is on Other Websites?

With nearly 1 billion active users Instagram is one of the biggest and most popular social media on the planet. Since its inception by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger in 2010 and its acquisition by Facebook in 2012, it...

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May 11, 2018
When Can a Password Be Considered Secure? screenshot

When Can a Password Be Considered Secure?

1990's spy movies might have you believe that cracking a password involves a nimble-fingered person sitting in front of a computer, trying out different combinations until the green "Access Granted" message appears....

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May 10, 2018
Happy World Password Day! Now Go and Fix Your Passwords! screenshot

Happy World Password Day! Now Go and Fix Your Passwords!

We have World Toilet Day and World Laughter Day. It's only logical to have a day dedicated to another thing we encounter on a daily basis – passwords. Security specialist Mark Burnett was the first person to suggest...

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May 3, 2018