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Netflix Password Sharing

Here’s what Netflix’s CEO has to say about password sharing

April 24th, 2021

There’s an old joke that made the rounds on Twitter a few years back which said that there’s only one Netflix subscriber in the world and that his password was being shared by millions of people. While password sharing outside of family members is technically not something Netflix allows, it’s also something Netflix has historically …

LastPass Free Subscription

It’s probably time you started paying for LastPass

February 16th, 2021

LastPass announced that subscribers on the free tier would have to choose between desktop-only and mobile-only use rather than enjoying a complete password management experience. Like other password managers, LastPass protects passwords and additional sensitive information and works on computers, mobile phones, and tablets. Using a password manager to safeguard one’s online presence is the …

Data breach

Do this right now to keep all your passwords safe

February 15th, 2021

Just because your account credentials may have been caught up in a data breach, doesn’t mean you automatically have to suffer the effects of cyber crime. There are a number of simple steps that account holders can take to protect themselves and their data from hackers, data breaches, and other nefarious activity on the Internet. …

Slack Password

Slack users with Android phones need to change their passwords immediately

February 11th, 2021

Slack notified users who accessed the chat service on Android between December 21st and January 20th that they should immediately change their account passwords. A bug in the app exposed the password in plain sight, and other apps could have accessed it. While Slack wasn’t hacked, and the risk might be only theoretical, it’s still …

Microsoft Autofill

Microsoft has a new password security tool you need to check out

February 8th, 2021

Microsoft launched Autofill, a new password manager tool available inside the Microsoft account. Autofill works on mobile via the Microsoft Authenticator app and on the desktop via Microsoft Edge or the Chrome browser — an Autofill extension is available for the latter. The passwords stored in Autofill are encrypted on the device and in the …

Chrome 88 Download

Chrome just got an awesome password security feature you need to use right now

January 20th, 2021

Google just released Chrome 88, a browser update that brings over several useful changes, including a new password security feature that everyone managing passwords with Chrome should check out. Chrome will tell users which passwords were hacked and which are weak, providing a direct link to change them. Each website and online service should have …

Google Chrome passwords

Chrome will now let you know if your password has been stolen

December 10th, 2019

A new feature that Google is baking directly into its Chrome browser will ostensibly help all of us stay much safer when surfing the web. As explained in a new company blog post today penned by Google senior product manager AbdelKarim Mardini, the search giant is adding a feature to Chrome similar to one it’s …

Google Password Checkup

A new Google tool will tell you if your passwords have been hacked

October 2nd, 2019

Google on Wednesday announced new tools meant to enhance user privacy across its products, such as Google Maps incognito mode, YouTube history deletion, and privacy management via Google Assistant. But Google also announced a feature that should enhance your security online by telling you which passwords may have been compromised during security breaches targeting various …

WebAuthn authentication standard

This web tool could be another step toward killing passwords for good

March 4th, 2019

There are so many hassles and problems that can be tied to the necessity of securing accounts, websites and the like with passwords. Passwords that, of course, can be forgotten. Passwords that are in many cases too simplistic, which facilitates an ease in remembering them, but makes them also easier to crack. Ideally, it would …