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Passwords Are Scarily Insecure. Here Are a Few Safer Alternatives

Here's what comes next to authenticate users and protect networks

The password, the most common way to authenticate users around the globe, has been in slow decline for over a decade. Bill Gates famously asserted at an RSA conference in 2004, "There is no doubt that over time, people are going to rely less ...

by Raz Rafaeli  | March 11, 2018 06:00:00
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Here Are the 25 Worst Passwords of 2017

New additions to SplashData's list of 2017's worst passwords are letmein, monkey, hello and whatever

This story originally appeared on PCMagIt's probably safe to say that everyone on the internet knows by now that using easy-to-guess, insecure passwords like "123456" or "password" is a bad idea. But as it turns out, many still don't care.Password management application provider ...

by Angela Moscaritolo  | December 26, 2017 08:00:00
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You Might Not Need Complex, Alphanumeric Passwords After All

It's now recommended to use long passphrases instead of complicated alphanumeric passwords

Everyone knows that creating complex, alphanumeric passwords, let alone remembering them, is pretty much the worst. Our lackluster password skills have spawned an entire password manager business.Now it seems our troubles were perhaps for naught, and the dude who created the rules about complex ...

by Angela Moscaritolo  | August 14, 2017 02:00:00
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Passwords Are Slowly Becoming a Thing of the Past

They're inconvenient, forgettable and not particularly secure locks for our prized data

Between the time you sit down at your desk in the morning and the moment you shut down your computer in the evening, how many times do you think you input a password for an account, program or device? A recent survey found the ...

by Anna Johansson  | May 06, 2017 12:00:00
Startup Tips

For the nth time, keep your online passwords secure

Remember, two layers of security are always better than one.

We are often told that passwords should be changed regularly to improve our personal security, but it is something that is often overlooked, as most are more concerned with remembering the passwords of dozens of accounts rather than keeping their accounts safe ...

by Joe Siegrist  | May 30, 2016 03:00:00
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How to keep your online accounts safe

Know why one time password or two-factor authentication works to protect your online presence, as well as your business and clients.

 It has been weeks since the “Comeleak” data breach but the online security nightmare continues.Personal information about millions of Filipinos are still accessible online to whoever wish to seek it. These personal information details include people’s birthday, mother’s maiden name, fingerprints, and ...

by Nicai de Guzman  | May 20, 2016 09:00:00
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3 simple tips to protect your online passwords

PLDT and Smart are stepping up measures to strengthen online security for its subscribers’ sake.

This is an edited press releaseFollowing the cyber theft of voters’ records from the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) database, PLDT and Smart Communications are encouraging their subscribers to take precautions to protect their online privacy and security.According to published reports, the data ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | April 26, 2016 03:00:00
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5 things you do everyday that make you vulnerable online

Protect your personal details online by avoiding these mistakes.

You probably don’t realize it, but some of the simple things you do on the web everyday could be putting you and your computer at risk. In the case of online security, what you don’t know can hurt you.Here are a few ...

by Emily Price  | September 17, 2015 02:00:00
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How to create a super strong password (Infographic)

Prevent hackers from stealing your accounts by creating unique passwords with these tips.

By now you should know that "123456" is not a smart password.If you’re still using a weak password like that gaping sieve—and haven’t even changed all your online passwords since news of the wretched Heartbleed SSL vulnerability broke—you’re hacker bait.Failing to create ...

by Kim Lachance Shandrow  | August 22, 2015 08:00:00
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People are still using terrible passwords

Are the passwords you use on your online accounts safe? Here are some of the most common (and predictable) codes that are incredibly used as online passwords.

Imagine you have a house where you keep your valuables. The rooms contain expensive family heirlooms, wads of cash and photos from that once-in-a-lifetime trip. You always make sure to keep the house locked, and you’re the only one with a key ...

by Carly Okyle  | February 07, 2015 10:00:00
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