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Why Netflix’s password-sharing fee might actually happen

March 25th, 2022

Netflix has started testing a new feature that will be concerning to many users. The streamer is testing a password-sharing fee to charge accounts that share access with individuals who aren’t part of the same household. As with any new Netflix feature tested in a limited number of markets, there’s no guarantee that Netflix will …

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These are the most hacked passwords – are you using any?

February 16th, 2022

Choosing the right passwords is both incredibly stressful and vitally important. Everything from our work emails to our bank accounts is readily accessible online, and passwords are how we keep them all private. But we don’t all take online security as seriously as we should, which is why countless individuals get hacked each year. Of …

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It sure looks like a Netflix password sharing crackdown is coming soon

December 31st, 2021

Netflix password sharing is a widespread practice that’s been in use since the early days of the streaming service. Netflix knows about it and doesn’t necessarily like it, but the company tolerates it. Or at least that was the case for years. But in mid-March 2021, some Netflix users found themselves facing a warning screen …

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LastPass says there’s no data breach, so your passwords were not hacked

December 29th, 2021

LastPass is a password manager app, the kind of security application we always advise people to use to increase the safety of their passwords. These services can store all your passwords and help you choose unique passwords for each online account. All you need to remember is one strong password. This lets you quickly sign …

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These 9 Android apps might have stolen your Facebook password

July 3rd, 2021

Despite the seemingly unstoppable wave of cyberattacks that should teach users to improve their defenses against, not all internet users learn from their mistakes. Some people recycle the same login credentials across different apps and services. Using the same username, email, and password on multiple sites might be convenient. You only have to remember those …

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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 …