passwords

Ask Lifehacker: How Can I Make My Company Store Passwords More Securely?

Hi Lifehacker, it just struck me that my workplace is as bad as Sony when it comes to storing passwords, but I can’t think of an easy-to-use secure alternative that they would adopt. What do you recommend for this issue for SMEs? Thanks, Unsecured


LastPass Hacked, Change Your Master Password Now

Bad news first, folks. LastPass, our favourite password manager has been hacked. It’s time to change your master password. The good news is that the passwords you have saved for other sites should be safe.


Google's New Smart Lock Is The Password Manager For The Rest Of Us

Amidst all the big Google I/O news, the company quietly made a major overhaul to Chrome’s password manager — it’s now a part of the revamped Smart Lock service. If you still haven’t started using a secure app to store your passwords, this one’s for you.


Google Smart Lock Saves Your Passwords, Logs In On Chrome And Android

Google already has many features to make it easier to manage the bajillion passwords you have. With an upcoming release of Google Play Services, the company will be introducing a feature called Smart Lock that can store your passwords for third-party services and log into them across devices.


MacID Unlocks Your Mac Using Your iPhone Or iPad And Your Fingerprint

Mac/iOS: Have a relatively recent Mac and an iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch equipped with TouchID, Apple’s fingerprint-reading security feature? MacID lets you turn your mobile device into a key that can unlock your Mac when you’re nearby.


This Calculator Helps You Crack Any Master Combination Lock In Eight Tries

Forgot your Master lock combo? Or want some incentive to not use a Master padlock? There’s a website for that.


Password Alert Warns You When Your Google Password Is Phished

Chrome: Google launched a new extension today called Password Alert that’s designed to keep you from using your Google password on sites that aren’t operated by Google.


Do You Lock Your Phone With A Passcode?

We all know you should protect your phone with a passcode or lock pattern, but that doesn’t always seem convenient. So be honest: do you lock your phone?


Google Security Key Is A Hardware Device That Makes Logging In Faster And Safer

Using two-factor authentication via your phone helps protect your online accounts, but having to type in an authorisation code as well as a password can feel like a hassle. Google is introducing a new hardware key that lets you log into Google via Chrome and then authenticate yourself by clicking on the key — no code required.


Edward Snowden Explains Why You Should Use Passphrases, Not Passwords

We’ve talked a lot about password security, and how you should be using longer, complex passphrases, rather than short passwords. In this video, Edward Snowden explains why you should use passphrases in a way all your friends and family can understand.