Password Security

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
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Be Aware of Things that claim to Enhance the Cybersecurity of Your Business

When we talk about cybersecurity, we can divide it into two big sections: personal cybersecurity and business cybersecurity. Both spheres are highly interconnected, but it is a no-brainer to realize that cyber threats...

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December 5, 2018
What Is Blockchain's Impact in Securing Our Data and Cyber Security screenshot

What Is Blockchain's Impact in Securing Our Data and Cyber Security

It is becoming more and more difficult to navigate the online world safely due to the constantly growing sophistication of hacking tools and cyber attacks in general. Judging from data breaches and attacks Internet...

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December 5, 2018
What You Need to Know About the New Gmail Confidential Mode screenshot

What You Need to Know About the New Gmail Confidential Mode

If you have ever wondered how to make Gmail more secure, you might want to look into one of its newest features called Gmail Confidential Mode. This feature allows Gmail users to send messages without the fear of...

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November 28, 2018
Secure Your Account: G Suite Admins Can Request Stronger Passwords screenshot

Secure Your Account: G Suite Admins Can Request Stronger Passwords

Years ago, technology companies realized that people aren't very good at managing their passwords correctly, and they've been trying to find a way of solving the problem ever since. Many of them seem to think that the...

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November 27, 2018
Should You Worry About Malware While Using a Password Manager screenshot

Should You Worry About Malware While Using a Password Manager

Software is everywhere these days: in spaceships, toasters, refrigerators, and, undoubtedly, laptops, Desktop PCs, tablets, and smartphones. It makes our lives simpler by enabling us to work and study more...

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November 16, 2018
Your Eight-Character Password is not as Strong as you Think screenshot

Your Eight-Character Password is not as Strong as you Think

While online security has been an issue worth discussing for a long while now, it is still most definitely a subject worth addressing. While the average internet user might not necessarily be extremely technically...

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November 14, 2018
Millions of Phishing Websites Are Created Every Month: Uncover Their Masks screenshot

Millions of Phishing Websites Are Created Every Month: Uncover Their Masks

No one wants to be the silly fish that hooks up on random bait. The fishing analogy works just fine when we want to tell users what it feels like when they get tricked by phishing websites, email messages, and...

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November 12, 2018
Banks Reject Apple's Face ID. Should You? screenshot

Banks Reject Apple's Face ID. Should You?

Last year, when Apple introduced Face ID with the iPhone X, the Silicon Valley giant had to convince everybody that the new biometric authentication system is very secure. Experts from the company put together...

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November 5, 2018
Phishing Alert: Don't Let Scammers Steal Your Bank Information Using a Fake LinkedIn Email screenshot

Phishing Alert: Don't Let Scammers Steal Your Bank Information Using a Fake LinkedIn Email

If you are one of 562 million LinkedIn users, you need to be extremely cautious about scams that are specifically designed to target you. LinkedIn is a social networking platform that was built to help connect...

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October 30, 2018
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
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