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I just did a count of the systems I use that require a password and gave up at 40. I know I’m not alone; for many of us, it often seems we have too many passwords to manage. They are, however, required to access most of the systems we interact with for work, entertainment, and everyday living. Perhaps it is because they are so ubiquitous that we take them for granted without ever really understanding how they work.
The daily deals site LivingSocial has been hacked, revealing more than 50 million people’s usernames, names, birth dates, passwords, and email addresses. Here’s what you need to know.
Two-factor authentication is one of the best things you can do to secure your online accounts. Today, Microsoft is rolling out this important feature for Microsoft accounts — the key to Outlook.com, Windows 8 PCs, SkyDrive, Skype and Office. Here’s how to enable it on yours.
Google Drive is a great service for both creating and storing spreadsheets if you don’t want to shell out the cash for Excel. However, security is a concern, particularly when it comes to someone accessing your machine. This simple script from tech blog Skipser will allow you to encrypt all your data in a document and put it behind a password.
Android: There are handy apps that let you disable your Android password when connected to Wi-Fi networks, but this app takes that functionality further. Bluetooth and Wifi Unlocker removes the need to type in a passcode owhenever you’re connected to a Wi-Fi network or a Bluetooth device.
Dear Lifehacker, I consider myself fairly good with online security. I have strong passwords, use a password manager, have difficult secret questions and enable two-factor authentication wherever I can. However I feel that there could be some small chink in my armour somewhere that could leave me vulnerable to being hacked. I know that there are companies out there that do penetration testing for businesses but are there any similar (reputable and affordable) services for individuals? Thanks, Paranoid Android
Mac: If you don’t want to just leave your notes, to-dos and passwords sitting around, Bluenote is a Mac app that encrypts everything you put into it. The app locks the contents behind a password so nobody can see what you’re up to.
Apple may have finally added two-factor authentication, but a new exploit is putting Apple IDs at risk in a way that two-factor authentication can’t necessarily fix. Here’s what you need to know.