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How an 11-Year-Old Entrepreneur Is Helping People Create Safer Passwords
Kids

How an 11-Year-Old Entrepreneur Is Helping People Create Safer Passwords

Sixth-grader Mira Modi is on a roll peddling Diceware passwords, and she says it's 'so much better' than being popular in school.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
You Can Now Sign Into Your Yahoo Email Account Without a Password
Yahoo Mail

You Can Now Sign Into Your Yahoo Email Account Without a Password

With the new Account Key feature, users of the Yahoo Mail app are no longer required to type in their passwords.
5 Ways Lax Security Makes Small Businesses Cyber-Morsels for Computer Criminals
Cybersecurity

5 Ways Lax Security Makes Small Businesses Cyber-Morsels for Computer Criminals

Few small businesses can afford optimum cybersecurity measures but many aren't even taking the precautions they have available.
John Amaral
Password Problems: How the Cardinals Hacked the Houston Astros' Confidential Database
Hackers

Password Problems: How the Cardinals Hacked the Houston Astros' Confidential Database

The break-in, which is currently being investigated by the F.B.I., serves as a vital lesson in password protection.
Geoff Weiss
One of the Most Popular Password Security Companies Was Hacked
Ready To Launch

One of the Most Popular Password Security Companies Was Hacked

You should probably change your LastPass password, ASAP.
Picture This: Emoji Passwords
Emoji

Picture This: Emoji Passwords

A British security firm claims that emoji passwords are easier to remember and more secure than traditional PIN numbers.
Laura Entis
Password Statistics: The Bad, the Worse and the Ugly (Infographic)
Cybersecurity

Password Statistics: The Bad, the Worse and the Ugly (Infographic)

People have concerns about cybersecurity -- and with password habits like these, they should.
Carly Okyle
8 Ways to Build a Better Password
Security

8 Ways to Build a Better Password

Put down the Post-it. I repeat: put down the Post-it.
Nina Zipkin
Yahoo's New Email Option: No Password, No Problem
SXSW 2015

Yahoo's New Email Option: No Password, No Problem

At SXSW, the company unveiled a phone-based, password-free login.
Carly Okyle
8 Simple Ways to Minimize Online Risk
Cybersecurity

8 Simple Ways to Minimize Online Risk

Strengthening online security doesn't mean lowering your risk to zero, but you can plug the main gaps to reduce the largest potential issues.
Mindaugas Caplinskas
Why Your Password is Hackerbait (Infographic)
Password Security

Why Your Password is Hackerbait (Infographic)

This infographic offers some serious stats on cybersafety.
Carly Okyle
People Are Still Using Terrible Passwords
Passwords

People Are Still Using Terrible Passwords

With passwords as simple as '123456' and 'password,' too many of us are essentially giving hackers a key to our sensitive data.
Carly Okyle
Get This: Sony Hack Reveals Company Stored Passwords in Folder Labeled 'Password'
Passwords

Get This: Sony Hack Reveals Company Stored Passwords in Folder Labeled 'Password'

The security breach brings to light some of the worst password-protecting practices.
Nina Zipkin
For Extra Safety, You Can Now Access Gmail With a Physical Key
Cybersecurity

For Extra Safety, You Can Now Access Gmail With a Physical Key

More secure than a two-step verification code, a physical key helps hacker-proof your Google account.
Laura Entis