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Using an Old Dropbox Password? Time for a Update.
Dropbox

Using an Old Dropbox Password? Time for a Update.

Dropbox is ensuring that a batch of leaked login credentials don't affect your account security.
5 Ways to Protect Yourself Against the Shocking State of Password Security
Password Security

5 Ways to Protect Yourself Against the Shocking State of Password Security

You don't want to get 'pwned,' as the gamers say. But you don't have a photographic memory. So, what should you do?
Joseph Carson
5 Wacky Ways We May Soon Verify Our Identities
Technology

5 Wacky Ways We May Soon Verify Our Identities

Need to unlock your phone? Put it close enough to your skin so it can smell you.
Richard Walters
Microsoft Bans Stupid Passwords
Microsoft

Microsoft Bans Stupid Passwords

As long as we use alphanumeric passwords, people will always try to safeguard personal data with codes like '123456' or 'password.'
Why You Should Change Your LinkedIn Password Now
Linkedin

Why You Should Change Your LinkedIn Password Now

More than 6 million member passwords were stolen when LinkedIn was hacked in 2012, more than originally thought.
Going Beyond Passwords: 4 Ways to Keep Your Company's Information Safe
Ask the Expert

Going Beyond Passwords: 4 Ways to Keep Your Company's Information Safe

Beyond requiring complex passwords, here are four digital security measures that should be part of your company.
Gary Davis
Don't Despair, ID Theft Is Not Inevitable
Identity Theft

Don't Despair, ID Theft Is Not Inevitable

Can one person protect their data when governments and large corporations routinely report cyberthefts? Actually, you can.
Tom Pageler
Why Microsoft Created 3-D Scans of Random People
Microsoft

Why Microsoft Created 3-D Scans of Random People

The tech giant is working on a biometric login feature for Windows 10.
Nina Zipkin
These are the Worst Passwords That You Still Keep Using
Passwords

These are the Worst Passwords That You Still Keep Using

If you're still wondering whether "123456" would make a strong password, the answer is still no.
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
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One of the Most Popular Password Security Companies Was Hacked

You should probably change your LastPass password, ASAP.