Password Security

Docker Hub Users Must Change Passwords Now screenshot

Docker Hub Users Must Change Passwords Now

Just a few days back we learned about a data breach that affected around 190 thousand of Docker Hub users. The number of exposed accounts may not appear to be that significant, but it seems the damage could affect...

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May 10, 2019
Microsoft Will Stop Forcing Password Changes, but It Doesn’t Mean You Should Stop Making Changes screenshot

Microsoft Will Stop Forcing Password Changes, but It Doesn’t Mean You Should Stop Making Changes

According to the latest statistics, nearly 56% of all Windows OS users run Windows 10, which is the most popular version of the operating system, followed by Windows 7 at 33%. Undoubtedly, in time, the gap between...

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May 10, 2019
Yes, All of These Smart Home Devices Can Be Hacked If You Do Not Set up Strong Passwords screenshot

Yes, All of These Smart Home Devices Can Be Hacked If You Do Not Set up Strong Passwords

Smart TVs, baby monitors, Wi-Fi enabled security cameras, and other similar devices make our daily tasks easier and more fun. However, while there is no denying such gadgets are convenient, a lot of users forget that...

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May 10, 2019
As It Turns Out, Gen Z Is Not Smarter About Cybersecurity screenshot

As It Turns Out, Gen Z Is Not Smarter About Cybersecurity

According to Bloomberg, close to a third of the world's population belongs to the so-called Gen Z. Generation Z, for those of you who don't know, is the collective label placed on those of you who were born between...

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May 9, 2019
Why Does Microsoft Want You to Switch from Passwords to Biometrics? screenshot

Why Does Microsoft Want You to Switch from Passwords to Biometrics?

In a recent interview with CNBC, Bret Arsenault, Microsoft's Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), found the perfect words to describe one of the most common cybersecurity misconceptions. When speaking about the...

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May 8, 2019
Can Biometric Authentication Solve Our IAM Problems? screenshot

Can Biometric Authentication Solve Our IAM Problems?

Most office workers will tell you that proper management of a company's digital assets is one of the major problems system administrators face. In theory, a reliable Identity and Access Management (IAM) system is the...

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April 19, 2019
If You Purchased Comcast's Xfinity Mobile Phone, You Must Set Up Strong Account Passwords screenshot

If You Purchased Comcast's Xfinity Mobile Phone, You Must Set Up Strong Account Passwords

If you are looking for information on how to change Xfinity mobile PIN, you must know already just how important it is for you to set strong passcodes for your virtual accounts. Unfortunately, some users believe that...

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April 2, 2019
Almost 1 in 5 Americans Claim That Their Identities Had Been Stolen screenshot

Almost 1 in 5 Americans Claim That Their Identities Had Been Stolen

The increasing number of data breaches and phishing attacks are most likely to blame for the growth of virtual identity theft cases. It is a serious problem since in some cases it can cause long-lasting consequences....

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April 2, 2019
If You Think You Are Safe Using ji32k7au4a83 as Your Password, You Are Very Wrong screenshot

If You Think You Are Safe Using ji32k7au4a83 as Your Password, You Are Very Wrong

We have talked about the importance of strong passwords before. Judging from the number of times we have touched upon this topic, it would seem that our regular readers should already be strong password experts....

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April 1, 2019
If You Do Not Want Your Passwords Stolen, Keep Your Laptop Close screenshot

If You Do Not Want Your Passwords Stolen, Keep Your Laptop Close

There are certain things we cannot do without, and a portable laptop is definitely one of them. Of course, smartphones have replaced many of the functions that laptops and stationary computers once offered...

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March 20, 2019
Have You Shared Your Password with Your Coworkers? If You Have, You Are a Liability screenshot

Have You Shared Your Password with Your Coworkers? If You Have, You Are a Liability

If you manage sensitive information at work, you probably have signed a non-disclosure agreement along with your employment contract. However, have you really gone through that agreement? Perhaps some confidential...

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March 19, 2019
Is Facebook Making You Change Your Password? Maybe That Is Not Such a Bad Idea screenshot

Is Facebook Making You Change Your Password? Maybe That Is Not Such a Bad Idea

Facebook users are often targeted by cybercriminals who seek to scam them, steal their personal information, or take over the control of their accounts. Therefore, it is no wonder its creators are coming up with more...

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March 19, 2019
Study Shows How Developers Deal with Secure Password Storage screenshot

Study Shows How Developers Deal with Secure Password Storage

Starting a new social network that aims to compete with Facebook is not difficult at all. All you need is a firm conviction that you are cleverer than Mark Zuckerberg and some cash in your pocket. In simple terms, the...

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March 18, 2019
What Could Happen If You Write Down Your Passwords screenshot

What Could Happen If You Write Down Your Passwords

In early 2018, the whole state of Hawaii plunged into a panic after an employee of the local emergency management agency clicked the wrong button and accidentally sent out a false missile alert. Not surprisingly,...

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March 18, 2019
What Is a Web Filter and Can It Help You Protect Your Passwords? screenshot

What Is a Web Filter and Can It Help You Protect Your Passwords?

The problem of online security is often overblown, and you're sometimes left with the impression that the only way to stay safe is to throw your computer away and live like it's the 1970's. The internet isn't always a...

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March 5, 2019
Cornell University Is Hit by a Phishing Scam That Leads to Stolen Passwords screenshot

Cornell University Is Hit by a Phishing Scam That Leads to Stolen Passwords

Password theft is something no one wants to deal with. Unfortunately, it happens, and it happens more often than we’d like it to. 2019 has just begun, and we still do not have all the stats that would allow us to...

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March 4, 2019
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