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Password Strength Online Tool

Online tool tells you how strong your email and Facebook passwords are

May 6th, 2016

It’ll take hackers just 0.29 seconds to crack into your email or Facebook account if you use “password” or “12345” as your password. Seriously, it’s time to choose better passwords for your online accounts — and make sure they’re unique, too. If you’re not sure about how to go about setting up better passwords, there’s an online …

Dark Web Account Security

Your Gmail account is less secure than a dark web marketplace account

March 28th, 2016

Over the past several years, we’ve done our best to remind everyone to install a password manager, keep their devices updated and start taking online security more seriously. Unfortunately, the companies that build the ubiquitous programs and services that we use every day aren’t quite as concerned with keeping our information safe and secure.

Worst Password Mistakes Tips And Tricks

Whatever you do, don’t make these critical password mistakes

February 19th, 2016

You know what we humans are really bad at? Coming up with strong, unique passwords. We know this because every time some research firm publishes a list of the most widely used passwords, “password” and “123456” are at or near the top of the list. has put together a list of critical mistakes that people …

LastPass Sharing Passwords

95% of Americans share passwords with friends and family members

February 18th, 2016

Online security has been one of the hottest topics on the planet for the past several years. Between Edward Snowden, the Sony hack, the Target hack and Hillary Clinton’s private email server, you would think that Americans would be on top of their own personal security when it comes to online accounts that contain sensitive information. Unfortunately, you’d …

Worst Passwords 2016

These are the worst passwords in the world – do you use any of them?

January 19th, 2016

Each year, security solutions provider SplashData releases a list of what it has determined to be the most commonly used passwords on the Internet. In other words, these passwords are the worst possible options you can choose to safeguard your accounts, because they’re all ridiculously common and are likely among the first options people with …

Fingerprints Vs. Passwords Mobile Security

Reasons to never rely on fingerprints over passwords

November 17th, 2015

Touch ID and other fingerprint scanning technologies are wonderfully convenient additions to our smartphones that enable easy mobile payments and quick device unlocking. However, Elliot Williams at HackADay has written a thought-provoking essay explaining why you should never rely on Touch ID in lieu of using a password on your device, no matter how convenient …

Diceware Secure Password System

11-year-old will write you cryptographically secure passwords for $2 each

October 26th, 2015

Using weak passwords makes you a prime target for hackers, who have shown over the years that they can eat such subpar security measures for breakfast. Luckily, there are simple ways to ensure your online accounts are protected. These include using unique passwords for each service, creating long enough passwords that are easily rememberable, using …