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How to Get Started With a Password Manager

By now we all know the importance of a long, secure password. With every new data breach in the news, we know we should change them. And if you can remember each unique password for each unique site, then good for you; but for the rest of us, we’ll need a little help keeping our passwords organized and secure, and for…Read more...
Tags: Identity Management, Software, Password, Lifehacks, Password Manager, Dashlane, Computer Security, Human Interest, Computer Access Control, Password strength, Password Fatigue


Untitled Earth Sim 64 Asks: What Would You Do if the World Was a Simulation?

Imagine learning all of a sudden that your suspicions are on target, and the Earth as you know it is actually a computer simulation. Absolutely nothing is real. What would you do? That’s the question posed by sci-fi comedy short Untitled Earth Sim 64. Read more...
Tags: Science, Earth, SIM, Telecommunications, Sim Card, Marie, James Fraser, Human Interest, Untitled, Computer Access Control, Entertainment Culture, Karen Olrich, Jonathan Wilhelmsson


How to Set Up '2-Step Verification' for Your Google Account

Google is going to start enrolling all of its users in two-step verification, if they haven’t set it up already. Will it come as a shock to some? Sure. But that’s fine; the surprise will fade away, leaving accounts that are much more secure than they were previously, especially for those people who use easy-to-guess …Read more...
Tags: Google, Gmail, Password, Chrome Os, Lifehacks, Operating Systems, Computer Security, Google Account, Authenticator, Access Control, Multi Factor Authentication, Security Token, Federated Identity, Computer Access Control, Technology Internet


Google Plans to Automatically Enroll Users In Two-Factor Authentication Soon

Security experts have been banging the drum about password managers and enabling two-factor authentication for what seems like an eternity. Probably because year after year, hordes of you keep using “123456" and “password” to secure your shit online. Well, Google’s not having it anymore. So long as you provide a…Read more...
Tags: Google, Security, Science, Identity Management, Password, Computer Security, Google Account, Authenticator, Mark Risher, Access Control, Multi Factor Authentication, Security Token, NordPass, Computer Access Control, Technology Internet, Password Fatigue


Your Old Phone Number Could Get You Hacked, Researchers Say

When you get a new phone number, mobile carriers will often “recycle” your old one—assigning it to a new phone and, therefore, a new customer. Carriers say the reason they do this is to stave off a hypothetical future of “number exhaustion”—a sort of “peak oil” for phone numbers, when every possible number that could…Read more...
Tags: Verizon, Science, Articles, Fraud, Cybercrime, Recycling, Identity Theft, Data Security, Computer Security, Terms Of Service, T Mobile, Kevin Lee, Internet Privacy, Arvind Narayanan, Multi Factor Authentication, Computer Access Control


Why You Should Use a Physical Key to Sign Into Your Accounts

The benefits of two-factor authentication (2FA) are clear: A person trying to get into your accounts will need something else besides your username and password, which makes it more difficult to hack you. That something else is often a code sent via SMS or through an app, but there’s another option: a physical…Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Science, Microsoft, Ebay, Cryptography, Dropbox, Kickstarter, Nintendo, Twitch, Dashlane, Trello, Computer Security, Yubico, Google Account, Yubikey


How to Keep Attackers From Locking You Out of WhatsApp

Though the result is more annoying than dangerous, a newly exploited quirk of WhatsApp’s two-factor authentication system does appear to make it relatively easy for an attacker to lock you out of your account for varying amounts of time. And all a bad actor needs to pull it off, as of this writing, is to know the…Read more...
Tags: Authentication, Whatsapp, Software, Lifehacks, Operating Systems, Communication Software, Instant Messaging Clients, Multi Factor Authentication, Zak Doffman, Cross Platform Software, Computer Access Control


Reset Your Ubiquiti Passwords Right Now

Nothing says fun like a company describing its own data breach as “catastrophic.” That’s a “c” word you definitely don’t want to hear if you have an account with said company or use its products, and that’s exactly what happened recently to Ubiquiti.Read more...
Tags: Malware, Data Breach, Cryptography, Password, Aws, Brian Krebs, Lifehacks, Salt, Data Security, Computer Security, Ubiquiti, Single Sign On, Multi Factor Authentication, Federated Identity, Computer Access Control


Why Are People Making Fraudulent Purchases on My Old Accounts?

Why do cats meow? Why do birds fly? Why do hackers break into your account? It’s their nature. Or it’s a hobby. Or they’re just jerks who really want to take advantage of vulnerabilities and security screwups for sport, profit, or a combination of both. Read more...
Tags: Identity Management, Articles, Data Breach, Cryptography, Password, Credit Card, Lifehacks, Password Manager, Data Security, Computer Security, Rachel, Multi Factor Authentication, Computer Access Control, S Tech, Debits And Credits


Please Stop Using Text Messaging to Receive Login Codes

This week, a stunning story from Vice revealed how easy it is for an attacker to siphon away your text messages. They don’t need access to your phone; they don’t even need your SIM card. They just need to pay a trivial sum, convince a VoIP wholesaler that they’re a reseller (also a trivial matter), and sign a form…Read more...
Tags: Authentication, Cryptography, Password, Lifehacks, Login, Computer Security, Google Account, One Time Password, Access Control, Multi Factor Authentication, Computer Access Control, Technology Internet, Transaction Authentication Number


Go Update Your Passwords Right Now

Hey, you, casual internet user. Why not go and update your passwords right now? I’m not trying to boss you around or anything, but semi-frequent password changes are widely considered a great way to avoid getting hacked and having your information spilled all over the web. Read more...
Tags: Science, Identity Management, Cryptography, Software, Password, Password Manager, Donald Trump, Lastpass, Solarwinds, Google Chrome Extensions, Bitwarden, Gunnebo, Computer Access Control, Cryptographic Software, Microsoft Edge Extensions, Firefox Add Ons


Firefox's Latest Update Promises Complete Cookie Control—With Just A Few Caveats

Mozilla beefed up Firefox’s already impressive arsenal of privacy-preserving tech on Tuesday with the addition of a new tool in its flagship browser: Total Cookie Protection. As the name suggests, the feature promises to put the lid on any creepy cookies or third-party tracking tech that might want to track your…Read more...
Tags: Firefox, Science, Web Browsers, Software, Hacking, Mozilla, Tracking, Free Software, World Wide Web, Internet Privacy, Session, Computer Access Control, Http Cookie, Technology Internet


Bitwarden Is Now the Best Free Alternative to LastPass

Whether you’re looking to make a change in your password management just because, or you’re a LastPass user annoyed with the service’s recent changes to its free tier, switching to the much-loved (and free) Bitwarden service is a good choice. Bitwarden is now the best free password manager for most people—since it…Read more...
Tags: Identity Management, Software, Password, Lifehacks, Password Manager, Lastpass, Keeper, Computer Security, Google Chrome Extensions, Bitwarden, Computer Access Control, Cryptographic Software, Firefox Add Ons


Facebook Doesn't Need Your Real Phone Number

It’s time to stop giving out your real phone number around the web. If you can avoid it, don’t link your phone number to your various online accounts, because if (or when) those services are breached—as just happened to Facebook and, almost, TikTok—your number will hanging out in the open for anyone to mess with. Worse…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Internet, Social Media, Software, Google Voice, Computing, Lifehacks, Email Spam, Phishing, World Wide Web, Spamming, Facebook Doesn, Multi Factor Authentication, Computer Access Control