Password Security

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
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