Technologies To Up Your Security

By | April 25th, 2017|Online Safety|

In our fast-paced, increasingly digital world, more data is being shared and transferred than ever before. As we rely more and more on our digital devices, we must be aware of the risks that come with increased connectivity and take the necessary steps to help keep our information secure. In the U.S. last year, there [...]

When Good Passwords Go Bad

By | June 19th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Last month, password manager LastPass announced that their system had been hacked, exposing email addresses and encrypted master passwords for its users. Users were notified and prompted to change their master passwords. Shortly after news broke of a flaw found in Apple’s Keychain software that could let malicious software steal passwords across apps on your [...]

Digital Wallets in the Crosshairs

By | May 15th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Digital wallets have been a hot topic for us lately. Their use is growing and like all things when it comes to cyber security, online criminals always follow the money. Kaspersky Labs said it best:“Enthusiasm over this new payment platform (Apple Pay) is going to drive adoption through the roof and that inevitably attracts many [...]

Safe Password Practices

By | January 26th, 2015|Uncategorized|

We talk a lot about safe password practices on this blog. We cannot stress enough the importance of using secure and unique passwords in your day-to-day life, especially for high-value sites like Amazon or Gmail.For the past four years, password manager company SplashData has compiled a list of the top 10 worst passwords. This year, [...]

News Recap: Gmail’s 5 Million Usernames + Passwords Leak Affects 100,000 Users

By | September 12th, 2014|Uncategorized|

The story that filled this week's cyber security headlines involved a leak of nearly five million Gmail addresses and passwords. Alice Truong of Fast Company, described the leak saying, “A database reportedly containing 4.93 million Google usernames and passwords was uploaded late Tuesday to a Russian bitcoin forum, according to reports from Russian news outlets. [...]

News Recap: Consumers are Likely to Share Passwords

By | August 22nd, 2014|Uncategorized|

More than 2,000 consumers were surveyed by Intercede and the results are in: many are sharing passwords with friends, family and colleagues. In fact, 51 percent of those surveyed admitted to sharing usernames and passwords with others, reported Help Net Security.In addition to sharing passwords, more than half of the respondents are in the good [...]

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 [...]

News Recap: The Results Are In For 2013’s 25 Worst Passwords

By | January 24th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Every year security firm Splashdata pulls the most common stolen passwords to create a list of the year’s worst passwords. The consensus is in for 2013, and “123456” has moved up a spot to be the most commonly used and guessed password of the year. Here’s a look at the worst passwords of 2012 for [...]

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