passwords

Dynamic Pin Locks Apps With A Complex, Changing PIN

Android: Per-app PIN locks are nothing new. However, they could be more secure. Dynamic Pin takes a page out of TimePIN’s book and allows you to create dynamically changing lock codes for individual apps.


Use An Alternative Keyboard Layout On A Mac Login Screen For Security

Mac: Your Mac is really only as safe as your initial login password. If you’re worried that someone will get past it, Macworld shows you how to use an alternative keyboard layout to throw them off your trail.


Hackers Reportedly Collect Over A Billion Passwords

A Russian gang has compromised and stolen over a billion credentials from 420,000 web sites, according to a new report by The New York Times and security research firm Hold Security.


Swipe To The Right To Copy 1Password Passwords

1Password is a great tool for remembering your passwords. Here’s a little shortcut for the mobile app you might not know: swipe to the right over a password to copy it.


Memorise Complex Sequences (Like Passwords) With Spaced Repetiton

It can be difficult memorising so many passwords and phone numbers. A recent experiment presented at the Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security explains an easy method for branding them into your brain.


Authy Is A PIN-Protected Manager For Two-Factor Authentication

Android/iOS: Two-factor authentication is a feature that you should probably enable on every service that offers it. While Google has the handy Authenticator app, Authy improves on it in almost every way.


Dashlane 3 Adds Secure Password Sharing, Emergency Contacts

Windows/Mac: Dashlane, one of our favourite password managers, just took the wraps off its latest version. Dashlane 3 now features emergency contacts who can access your passwords if you’re unable to, secure password sharing for teams or families, and it’s even lighter on system resources than ever.


Four Methods To Create A Secure Password You'll Actually Remember

How do you balance the necessity of highly secure passwords with the utility of easily recalling them all? The only secure password is one that you can’t remember, but there are times when you can’t use a password manager and need to rely on your memory.


Why Heartbleed Is Still A Problem

It has been almost three months since the Heartbleed bug was revealed and many thousands of computer servers still need to be fixed.


Use Your Password To Improve Your Life

Several times a day, every day, you have to enter passwords, whether it’s to unlock your computer, phone or password manager. Take your password to the next level by turning it into a mantra that can actually change your life.