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Every week, it seems like we’re telling you about some new hacking attack where thousands of passwords were leaked online. This week is no exception: 13,000 Amazon, Walmart, and Brazzers passwords have been leaked online over the past few days, and users are already reporting mysterious purchases appearing on their accounts. Hackers claim to be affiliated with Anonymous. Over the past week, tRead More
Read any security blog on the internet today and they’ll tell you two things: 1) You need a really strong password with lots of upper/lower case letters, numbers, and special characters 2) You need a different one of these super-passwords for each and every website you use That seems a bit harsh: that’s a lot of crazy passwords to remember just to stay safe online. So do you reallyRead More
A device that constantly monitors its surroundings is clearly a security hazard. But now, researchers at UMass have proved that Google Glass poses a real danger to your personal security. Specifically, UMass researchers studied how easy it was for Google Glass users to spy on another user as that individual entered a PIN into a smartphone or tablet. Let’s say you were sitting at StarbucRead More
Using a sentence as a password is a completely foreign concept to most of us. It seems strange to use multiple words with spaces as a password instead of the usual one-word mix of numbers and letters. However, there are certainly some good reasons to use a sentence as your next password. Today, I’m going to list a few of those reasons. -Avoid common word attacks There are hundreds of coRead More