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Have I Been Pwned

The site that tells you if you were hacked has partnered with the FBI

May 31st, 2021

With major hacks and data breaches happening almost daily, protecting your online accounts and passwords is as important as ever. You should use strong, unique passwords for each online account you operate and use on a password management app to keep track of them all. You should occasionally change passwords, especially those you share with …

Google Chrome

Google just fixed the worst thing about dealing with hacked passwords

May 19th, 2021

Security researchers advise people to use unique, strong passwords every time hackers compromise an app or service. That’s because many people use weak passwords to protect their online accounts, and they often recycle those passwords. Remembering tens to hundreds of different username and password combinations is almost impossible for most people. That’s where password managers …

Password strength

Avoid these 3 dumb password mistakes like the plague

May 18th, 2021

It will never cease to baffle me how many people still choose childishly simple passwords like “12345” or “password” to attempt to secure their digital accounts and devices, and how those same people — even if they choose a sufficiently complex password — will nevertheless marry their password with easy-to-guess password recovery answers. For some …

Cybersecurity news

Please stop doing this when you create a new password

April 10th, 2021

One of the things that often goes hand-in-hand with the countless hacks and data leaks we’ve written about in the past, and which continues to dominate cybersecurity news headlines, is the frequency with which people keep making the same dumb password-related mistakes over and over again. One of the most egregious mistakes that people make …

Fingerprint vs. Passwords

Google’s new password security upgrade might work best on the Pixel 4

August 13th, 2019

Google has a brand new security feature that every Android user out there should be using, as long as they operate devices with built-in fingerprint sensors running at least Android 7. But what’s exciting is that the feature will really shine once the Pixel 4 launches, as Google’s device is already confirmed to feature 3D …

CNBC Password Security Disaster

CNBC’s disastrous password security fail is a huge lesson for us all

March 30th, 2016

CNBC tried and disastrously failed to give regular Internet users a lesson about the importance of password security and password strength. While trying to explain how the FBI can brute-force an iPhone PIN by trying out all possible combinations, CNBC wanted to show you how fast your password could be cracked by using this relatively simple …