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  • Don't Rely on the Password Reset
    Don't Rely on the Password Reset
    Think about your keychain. It probably holds the necessities: car keys, home keys, work keys, miscellaneous keychains you bought on your previous vacations. Now, imagine you have a keychain full of these keys that all look the same, but each only...
  • Don't Name Your Dog After Your Password
    Don't Name Your Dog After Your Password
    Recently I got a puppy for my child. We decided to name the puppy 4wgu23x5#9. My wife,8yysH3m, thought we should name the dog 0x2%#b5. But I’m sure she’ll get over it. Meanwhile, I’m helping my older child with setting up a few...
  • Check out Google's Password Alert
    Check out Google's Password Alert
    Cyber crooks have phony websites that masquerade as the legitimate site you want to log onto. They’ve spun their web and are just waiting for you to fly into it. Google now has Password Alert, which will tell you if you’ve landed into...
  • 5 Online Security Tips You need to know
    5 Online Security Tips You need to know
    It’s up to the potential victim—the user—YOU—to make your computer or smartphone very difficult for Joe Hackster to infiltrate.PasswordsBeing that cyber crime has been a fixture of modern living for over a decade, you&rsquo...
  • Lost your Master Password, do This
    Lost your Master Password, do This
    You have a master password, from your password manager, for 28 accounts. Life has been so easy since!But then you lose this master password. First off, you can’t fix this like you would if you forgot your password for PayPal or your credit...
  • Go Two-Factor or go Home
    Go Two-Factor or go Home
    Logins that require only a password are not secure. What if someone gets your password? They can log in, and the site won’t know it’s not you.Think nobody could guess your 15-character password of mumbo-jumbo? It’s still possible...
  • Password Security vulnerable to Trickery
    Password Security vulnerable to Trickery
    There’s only one entrance to the house: a steel door two feet thick. If someone from the outside touched the door—even with a battering ram—they’ll get an electric shock. No bad guys could get through, right?Well, suppose...
  • Twitch Password Reset
    Twitch.tv forces password resets on all users
    Today, the official Twitch blog has issued an "important notice about your Twitch account." The popular video game streaming website says "there may have been unauthorized access to some Twitch user account information."Despite...
  • Your password is the next to be stolen
    Your password is the next to be stolen
    If your password for anything is password, you’re doing it wrong. The good news is that you are in good company- the five most common passwords are 123456, 12345678, password, qwerty, and abc123. The bad news is that 90% of employee...
  • If You use these Passwords, You will get hacked
    If You use these Passwords, You will get hacked
    Have you heard of iDict? It’s a tool that hackers can use to get passwords via what’s called brute force attacks. It’s designed to crack into iCloud’s passwords, and supposedly it can circumvent Apple’s anti-brute...
  • Fingerprint hacked by a Photo
    Fingerprint hacked by a Photo
    You can’t change your fingerprint like you can change your password. But why would you want to change your fingerprint? The thought might cross your mind if your fingerprint gets stolen.How the heck can this happen? Ask Starbug. He’s a...
  • What is Pharming?
    What is Pharming?
    I was surfing on YouTube the other day and found this hilariousvideo mash-upof Taylor Swift’s song “Shake It Off” and an 80s aerobics video. For a lot of kids today, mash-ups are all the rage—whether it’s combining...
  • 10 tips to Secure Passwords
    10 tips to Secure Passwords
    Ever wonder just how hackers bust into systems and cause destruction? One reason is because people are still using weak passwords. While your pet’s name and wedding anniversary dates are easy to remember and sentimental to use, this approach...
  • 3 Stupid Simple Tips to protect your Identity
    3 Stupid Simple Tips to protect your Identity
    For anyone who goes online, it’s impossible to hack-proof yourself, but not impossible to make a hacker’s job extremely difficult. Here are three things to almost hack-proof yourself.Two-factor authentication. Imagine a hacker, who has...
  • How to Secure Your iCloud
    How to Secure Your iCloud
    By now you’ve heard that Jennifer Lawrence’s (and other celebs’) cellphone nude pictures were leaked out, but how in the heck did the hacker pull this off? Tech experts believe it was through the “Find My iPhone” app...
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