The man who wrote the book on password security now says those hard-to-remember passwords don’t actually provide extra security.
Protect non-computer information. Your paper-based files, bank statements, passport, and credit card statements provide ample
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You can't be overly cautious when it comes to protecting yourself against scammers, it seems every advance in identity theft
Passwords are required just about everywhere you go on the web. Whether you are posting on a casual blog or accessing bank
Some passwords are funny. Some are pretty weird. Some can be a math problem. Many can be laughably easy to hack (I give you "dadada, ""qwerty," "password" and"123qwe" to name a few.) -- or very tricky. But one thing is for sure, they are never really 100 percent hack proof.
Perhaps I wasn't made aware of World Password Day because it's just that... a single day. Something as valuable as protecting one's Amazon, Walmart and Airbnb accounts from cybercriminals surely merits more than one 24-hour clock cycle.
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The goal is to not only give them a peek into the career of a cybersecurity professional -- a field with a huge career gap -- but also to arm them with the tools to help themselves and their families, be safe and smart online.
The best intentions can't really stop these guys, but adopting a best-practices approach to data security can make your online world more secure. Here are some of the things you can do in 2016 to help avoid the living hell of identity theft and other identity-related crimes.
That could have been a lie, but I'll save that story for another day. "We have several ahead of you in the queue," he said
But there's no evidence any data has been stolen.
I am so technologically challenged that my granddaughter, Chloe, who isn't even 3 years old, is more advanced than I am. I know this because she can use an iPad. I don't have an iPad, or an iPod, or even an iWatch, although I do have an iPhone and, according to my dentist, iTeeth.
We all need to take responsibility for the attackable surface, or vulnerability, of our personal information and our areas of exposure.
Well, now that I've laid the ground work, I'll tell you my story. What about partners who have lived together or been married
What makes a question like, "What is your favorite sports team?" a security risk? Isn't answering it supposed to enhance your security? Actually, such questions aren't intended primarily to enhance your security.
Can you blame me for not remembering my passwords? I have an Excel sheet with over 100 websites on it and at least 16 different passwords to remember. I have tried putting the important ones in a secret place on my phone. I know that's wrong. A 12-year-old could find them in two minutes.