The Worst Passwords of 2015

By | January 22nd, 2016|Business Security, Industry News|

In our line of defense against hackers, our passwords may be the first – or last – hurdle between malicious cybercriminals and our most sensitive information. Unique, complex logins should be used to protect our emails, social networks, bank accounts, shopping transactions and more. It is important to take great care crafting these passwords; however, [...]

Top 5 Tips to Keep You – and Your Belongings – Safe While Traveling

By | June 26th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Summer is here and that means it’s travel season. What most people don’t think about when planning their vacation is how to keep their identity, PII and financial information secure while they’re away. Cyber criminals and identity thieves are opportunistic and will be on the lookout this summer to strike while the iron is hot. [...]

News Recap: Feb. 1 is National Change Your Password Day

By | January 31st, 2014|Uncategorized|

With the recent release of 2013’s worst passwords, there has been a good deal of discussion about the importance of good password habits. And what better time for this discussion than now, considering National Change Your Password Day is this Saturday, February 1st.SpiceWorks’ Peter Tsai discusses password protection, the dangers that poor password security presents [...]

Five Simple Security Resolutions for the New Year

By | January 8th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Do you have room for one more new year’s resolution? Beyond getting fitter, healthier or smarter, vow to be more secure. Here are five simple actions you can take for a more secure year.Refresh your passwordsTake a minute to refresh your personal and professional passwords. Make them long and use a mix of numbers, letters [...]

The Breach Heard Around the World

By | November 25th, 2013|Uncategorized|

A recent security breach at Adobe put millions of user accounts, encrypted passwords and email addresses in the hands of hackers. But according to Ammon Bartram of SocialCam, what was “even more disturbing was the number of people who used the same password for their bank accounts, email, Facebook and home garage door codes as [...]

News Recap: Apple Announces Touch ID, a Fingerprint Password Sensor

By | September 13th, 2013|Uncategorized|

This week, Apple announced the brand new iPhone 5s that includes a “Touch ID” sensor, a fingerprint sensor on the Home button below the screen. Brett Molina at USA Today reports that iPhone 5s users can replace the “slide to unlock” feature with Touch ID and even make purchases on the iTunes, App Store or [...]

Industry News Recap: Twitter Launches Two-Factor Authentication

By | May 23rd, 2013|Uncategorized|

This week, Twitter introduced a two-factor authentication login security measure that users can opt into, helping to protect users from email phishing schemes or password breaches. Users need a confirmed email address and a verified phone number on their account to set up the login verification feature on their Twitter settings page.“The two-factor system mirrors [...]

Industry News Recap: Apple Offers Two-Factor Authentication

By | March 22nd, 2013|Uncategorized|

Apple announced on Thursday that they’ve created a tool that strengthens password security for Apple accounts: two-step verification. This should come as no surprise since many companies now offer two-factor authentication after suffering from data breaches. (And remember the Mat Honan hack?)The New York Times reported that, “the security feature (must be turned on manually [...]

Industry News Recap: One Password Ring to Rule Them All

By | March 15th, 2013|Uncategorized|

This past week, Google announced a novel idea for the future of passwords – a ring. Hardware authentication tokens aren’t a new concept, by any means, but Google thinks it’s time to bring this idea to a broader audience. Here’s a recap of the top news stories around this said that “Google is [currently] [...]

Industry News Recap: Evernote Hacked

By | March 8th, 2013|Uncategorized|

This past week, Evernote had the misfortune of being the latest hacking victim. More than 50 million users were asked to reset passwords. Here’s a recap of what a couple articles had to say about the hacking.The Los Angeles Times reported that “hackers were able to gain access to users’ email addresses, their user names [...]

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