passwords

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.


How Much Personal Data Do You Share With Your Partner?

Being in a relationship necessarily means that you’re going to share some of your digital life with your partner. How much is too much? Do you prefer no boundaries at all, or do you keep your partner at arm’s length?


Ask LH: How Can I Use Two-Factor Authentication Overseas?

Dear Lifehacker, I am quite security-conscious when it comes to online accounts and use strong passwords via LastPass and two-factor authentication wherever possible via SMS. However, I will be travelling overseas soon, and getting a new SIM card and number. How can I keep my accounts secure while travelling and not need to receive text messages?


What To Do When Someone Breaks Into Your Computer

We don’t like to think about it, but it can happen. Whether by hacking or by theft, someone can gain access to your computer and everything on it. When the unthinkable happens, here’s how to pick up the pieces.


1Password Gets A Redesigned, More Functional Android App

Android: 1Password users will be happy to hear this news: The 1Password Android app is finally a full-fledged mobile password manager, and actually looks good too.