Password Security

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
What Is Web Scraping and How Could It Put Passwords and Other Personal Data at Risk? screenshot

What Is Web Scraping and How Could It Put Passwords and Other Personal Data at Risk?

Information is extremely valuable nowadays, and while some come up with ways to gather it legally, there are always cybercriminals who employ those methods to obtain sensitive information that is supposed to be out of...

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August 30, 2018
Is It Safe to Copy and Paste Passwords on Websites? screenshot

Is It Safe to Copy and Paste Passwords on Websites?

Designing an online service is not easy, and doing it properly is even harder. You have many things to think about, including the look of the product, the usability, the performance, and, of course, the users'...

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August 29, 2018
Should You Trust Web Browsers to Remember Your Passwords? screenshot

Should You Trust Web Browsers to Remember Your Passwords?

Anyone who browses the web every single day must be so used to usernames and passwords that they do not even think much about it anymore. What's more, entering your password when you try to access a certain page has...

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August 29, 2018
Why You Should Not Rely on Firefox's Master Password screenshot

Why You Should Not Rely on Firefox's Master Password

Like most of the browsers, Firefox offers to save your passwords and then auto-fill the blanks later on whenever you access a specific website. It surely saves your time, and you no longer need to remember long...

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August 24, 2018
Cybercriminals Use Man-in-the-Middle Attacks to Steal Login Information screenshot

Cybercriminals Use Man-in-the-Middle Attacks to Steal Login Information

Cybersecurity is one of the most discussed topics nowadays, and it is no wonder given the amount of sensitive data available online is increasing every day just as well as the number of hackers who seek to obtain it....

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August 23, 2018
What Is a Brute-Force Attack and How to Prevent It screenshot

What Is a Brute-Force Attack and How to Prevent It

We all need to solve CAPTCHAs now and then, but have you ever thought what the purpose of these sometimes annoying tests is? And what does CAPTCHA mean anyway? It stands for Completely Automated Public Turing test to...

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August 21, 2018
Is Your Password the Weakest Link in Your Virtual Security World? screenshot

Is Your Password the Weakest Link in Your Virtual Security World?

Computer passwords have been with us for close to sixty years now, but in the real world, they have existed for much, much longer. Written records suggest that they were even used by the Roman empire which, for those...

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August 20, 2018
Stolen, Sold, and Exploited:This Could Be the Story of Your Passwords screenshot

Stolen, Sold, and Exploited:This Could Be the Story of Your Passwords

What do cybercrooks do with your password once they get their filthy hands on it? It's a question you might not have asked yourself, but for many Instagram users that are currently locked out of their accounts, this...

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August 17, 2018
How Easy Is It for Someone to Steal Your Password and Hack Your Account? screenshot

How Easy Is It for Someone to Steal Your Password and Hack Your Account?

Identity theft is a huge problem nowadays as cybercriminals are endlessly looking for banking accounts, social media profiles, and various other accounts they could hack in. No doubt it is difficult to say how easy it...

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August 17, 2018