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1Password For iOS Gets Extension Improvements For Faster Logins

iOS: 1Password for iOS got an update today that drastically improves the extension and makes it easier to use 1Password with other apps. It’s now about as feature-packed as the desktop extension.


Information Security Is Not Just IT's Problem

Data leakage has become a significant security risk to Australian businesses. A recent global research study conducted by the Ponemon Institute on data leakage found each security incident in Australian organisations cost an average $US2.8 million and that Australian organisations spend the second most worldwide ($US1.2 million each on average) on investigating and assessing data breaches.


ToolWiz Time Freeze Protects Your PC's State With A Password

Windows: Programs that “freeze” Windows are great for testing new software without risking your system. Each time you reboot, all the changes (including viruses) are erased. ToolWiz is another system restore utility, but this free program adds password protection.


What To Do If You Lose The Master Password To Your Password Manager

Using a password manager is smart security. That’s nothing new. However, the best password managers keep your credentials locked behind a single “master” password that only you know. But what happens if you lose that master password?


Lifehacker Faceoff: The Best Password Managers, Compared

You have lots of options for password managers, and when it comes to your security, you want the best possible tool for the job. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular password managers and compare them side-by-side so you can pick the one that’s right for you.


Lastpass Is Now Available As A Dedicated Mac App

Mac: Today, Lastpass launched a new Mac app for its password manager. On top of the same features you would find in the browser extensions, you also get a new quick search to quickly find logins and some keyboard shortcuts to work with.


D'oh! The 25 Most Popular Passwords Of 2015

One of the most frustrating aspects of security is that the basics get neglected. No matter how many times you remind people not to use basic passwords, people just keep on choosing obvious options — as a list of the most popular passwords of 2015 proves.


Five Best Password Managers

There was a time when all it took to be a great password manager was to keep your passwords in an encrypted vault. Now the best password managers give you the option to sync or keep passwords local-only, change web passwords with a click, and log in to sites for you automatically. This week, we’re looking at five of the best options.


What We Can Learn From The Biggest Corporate Hacks

The past few years have seen an absurd amount of companies getting hacked, from simple passwords to entire databases of email. Wen we’re affected by these hacks, we look for someone to blame — but we rarely stop to look at our own lives and see what we can learn from these companies’ mistakes.


Don't Use Personal Information In Your Wi-Fi Network Name

Routers often come with easy-to-guess passwords out of the box, which is why you always need to change the default settings. For the wireless network name, many people choose something easy to remember, like your name or your address. If you use that personal information for the network name, you might make a hacker’s job easier.