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Worst passwords 2018

Using one of the worst passwords of 2018 is a great way to get hacked

December 13th, 2018

No matter how much we read about hacks and data breaches and the importance of taking solid security precautions, one of the unchangeable truths of the world is that people on average are absolutely terrible when it comes to choosing passwords. We use the same ones over and over, to the delight of hackers, and …

Password Manager Security Issue

Browser-based password managers are being exploited by advertisers

January 1st, 2018

I don’t know what I’d do without my trusted password manager. Out there, nobody is safe, so that’s why I try to secure each account with individual, hard-to-crack passwords. And I couldn’t possibly remember them all without a password manager. Like me, other people are relying on various apps to keep track of their passwords …

These are the worst passwords of 2017 – is yours on the list?

December 19th, 2017

We’re drowning in passwords. From email accounts and Facebook to services like mobile banking and video streaming, the average Internet user today has to keep track of a seemingly endless collection of passwords. It can quickly become overwhelming, and far too many users, in an effort to keep things manageable, tend to rely upon passwords …

password leak

Over 500 million leaked logins hit the web in new master list

May 18th, 2017

At this point, it seems like every single big-name company with a web presence has been hacked at least once, and while archives of usernames and passwords pop up and create a scare from time to time, it’s easy to forget that those lists live on forever online. Now, a security researcher has spotted an absolutely …

microsoft authenticator

Microsoft is trying to make passwords obsolete, and it might succeed

April 19th, 2017

Passwords are annoying, clumsy, easily beaten (for the most part), and an absolutely antiquated form of security. They also happen to be the primary way we secure our most precious information today. Microsoft wants to change that with a new app feature that basically removes passwords from the equation entirely. It’s part of the Microsoft Authenticator …

Most Common Passwords 2016

The most common passwords of 2016 are just as embarrassing as you expected

January 13th, 2017

Every year, security experts and internet bloggers plead with the general public to use more secure passwords for their online accounts. Every year, the public fails to heed their advice, as this list of most common passwords of 2016 reveals. After examining over 10 million passwords that became public following security breaches throughout the year, the Keeper team discovered that …

Google Passwords

A look at Google’s wild plan to kill the password

May 24th, 2016

Every time there’s a large scale data breach, we’re reminded how little thought and creativity people use when coming up with their passwords. In in the wake of LinkedIn’s 2012 data breach, for example, we learned that hundreds of thousands of people were using “password” as their password. A good number of users were also found to …