We all know the old rule of never recycling passwords, but how many of us actually follow this advice? In a world where people are still using the word “password” as their password, it’s no wonder that data breaches are a common occurrence. About 65% of people use the same passwords for all their accounts,… Continue reading Is your password secure?
Tumblr didn’t say it was hacked. They didn’t say that any data was lost nor did they say that that there is any reason for concern. They did, however, tell all iOS app users to download the new version with a “very important” security update. Oh, and they also told everyone to change their password… Continue reading If you use the iOS app for Tumblr, change your password now
Protecting your digital identity doesn’t take a degree in computer science. Follow these 5 easy steps to secure your personal information so no one can steal your identity without working really, really hard for it. Keep your operating system updated You can set most operating systems to update themselves automatically. That’s a smart move… Continue reading How to easily protect your digital identity
“Together we can solve this password problem now.” That’s the final line of the video that the team at myIDkey put together for Kickstarter. The video and the overall pitch itself worked nicely – it broke the $150,000 project requirements in only two days. Sitting at $177k now, the excitement surrounding security projects like these… Continue reading MyIDKey busts $150k on Kickstarter in 2 days
One of the most personal online violations that can occur to anyone is getting hacked. It could be a personal attack such as a Facebook account, on which 600k successful hacks are achieved daily. It could be something more general such as a database hack that exposes personal information. It could be much, much worse.… Continue reading Duh. The easiest way to stop hackers is with real passwords.
There are so many threats to online security and privacy that many have simply given up on the notion of being protected. Their best defense is simply not putting anything online that they wouldn’t want to share with the rest of the world and the nefarious types in particular. For example, signing up for one… Continue reading The latest reality of online safety: we’re all being watched