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Facebook just added support for physical security keys and that's a big plus

Facebook just added support for physical security keys and that's a big plus When the rollout of its newest privacy tools, Facebook snuck in a very useful update: support for physical security keys.Something you know, like a password, and something you have, like a physical key.

New leak exposes a trove of personal passwords and sensitive info

New leak exposes a trove of personal passwords and sensitive info And to make things worse, we don't even know the full extent of the damage yet.There's a long list of sites that could be affected, and new ones are bound to be added, so stay vigilant.

Basically everyone reuses their passwords

Basically everyone reuses their passwords Every once in a while I have to log into a website I haven't been to in, say, a year.I type in my username and password, hit enter, and the internet yells at me.

There's a new reason to hate Coachella

There's a new reason to hate Coachella You know the drill by now: A website was hacked, personal information may have been stolen, and now a company will have to make promises about the future of its cybersecurity.Folks who have accounts on the website of music festival Coachella.

Flight electronics ban will separate passengers from their private data

Flight electronics ban will separate passengers from their private data If yours was left behind in a checked bag at some airport terminal, you'd be rendered somewhat useless until you got it back.That's not to say it'd be the easiest job in the world.

LastPass exploit allows remote code execution and password theft

LastPass exploit allows remote code execution and password theft When you set up an account, LastPass helps you generate strong passwords and store your logins with its encrypted vault.The new exploit in the browser extension was discovered by Google Project Zero researcher Tavis Ormandy, who also found the exploit LastPass rushed to patch last week.

Your college email account may be one of millions for sale on the dark web

Your college email account may be one of millions for sale on the dark web Imagine you're walking down a highway when you suddenly find the keys to a vault full of personal information.According to the report, "13,930,176 e-mail addresses and passwords belonging to faculty, staff, students, and alumni" at "higher education institutions" are available at sites on the dark web.

Keep your passwords safe and handy with Sticky Password Premium, now 80 percent off

Keep your passwords safe and handy with Sticky Password Premium, now 80 percent off If you do use a unique and complex password for every login, you likely have them all written down or saved somewhere.You can easily secure your passwords with Sticky Password Premium, currently discounted by 80 percent on Amazon.

Microsoft launches ‘phone signin’ for Android and iOS - but what about its Windows Phone?

Microsoft launches ‘phone signin’ for Android and iOS - but what about its Windows Phone? So far it is only available for the Microsoft Authenticator app on Android and iOS.Why has Microsoft ignored its own creations, Windows Phone?

Keep your login information under lock and key with best password managers

Keep your login information under lock and key with best password managers Basic password managers have just one function; they save your login information for different sites so you don’t have to.The type of password managers you should look into have a few far more helpful features.

It's time to pick up the pace on HTTPS encryption, survey finds

It's time to pick up the pace on HTTPS encryption, survey finds Less than half of internet sites support HTTPS, despite it being a 'must have' for all businesses, according to a new report from web optimisation provider SEMrush.The company conducted data on 100,000 anonymous websites and 45% of them supported HTTPS.

Why I still unlock my phone with an old school password

Why I still unlock my phone with an old school password Smartphone companies are replacing traditional passwords with fingerprint scanners, face scanners, iris scanners, and just about every other type of body scanner imaginable.Unlocking your phone with an iris scanner just feels futuristic.

You can now use a dick pic as a password. Why, god? Why.

You can now use a dick pic as a password. Why, god? Why. What if instead of using a password you could just use your penis?Here's how it works: Beginning today, you’ll be able to use a pic of your dick in place of a more traditional password.

Kiwis, never forget your password again with the Mycena app

Kiwis, never forget your password again with the Mycena app The app is designed to make saving and retrieving passwords fast and painless, providing up to three levels of password security, free for the first five passwords.The app can be used to protect passwords and other sensitive information, such as bank account details.

Sorry, but you're doing your pa$$w0rds all wrong

Sorry, but you're doing your pa$$w0rds all wrong But here's the thing: It turns out that the "strong" password requirements we've all come to know aren't actually helping.We knew this one already, and the basic advice to avoid short passwords hasn't changed.

Even the best passwords are no match for this simple hack

Even the best passwords are no match for this simple hack Welcome to the world of social engineering, where those looking gain access to protected places (be they physical or digital) talk, bluff, confuse, or trick their way past the gatekeepers.This wasn't the first time someone talked their way past a public figure's digital security.

Why the iPhone 8's facial recognition could be a privacy disaster

Why the iPhone 8's facial recognition could be a privacy disaster But for that to work, facial recognition would need to be always on, a phrase that concerns Electronic Frontier Foundation Senior Staff Attorney Adam Schwartz.He emphasized that "always on" features translate to always gathering information.

There are 320 million breached passwords available online right now

There are 320 million breached passwords available online right now Right now there are more than 320 million compromised passwords, and they’re all available online.com/passwords last month, which compiles passwords lists from legitimate breach sources, all with verified accuracy.