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Six Steps To Creating A Strong Password [Infographic]

Passwords are a pain in the neck to make up. It’s easy to fall into the trap of using words that are just easy for you to remember. But that, in turn, makes them easy to guess and potentially exploited by cybercriminals. Security firm ESET has released a visual guide to help you with creating a password that is more secure than “123456”.

Hide Your PIN Or Password On A Fake Business Card With Magic Ink

Carrying a note to help you remember your PIN, password or lock combination can be risky, especially if thieves get a hold of it. This DIY fake business card will only reveal your secret note when you give it a little heat.

Get Your Kids To Set Your Phone's Parental Lock On Weekends

Most parents wish they had more time to spend with their kids. They also waste untold hours staring at their smartphones. It doesn’t take a child genius to see the connection here. If you spend a chunk of every weekend checking social media apps and surfing the web, it might be time to put your children in charge of your mobile devices. This isn’t nearly as crazy as it sounds.

Big Data Breach: Change Your Gmail, Hotmail AND Yahoo Passwords

A number of email services including Gmail, Hotmail and Yahoo have fallen victim to a big data breach, which has allegedly exposed the usernames and passwords of millions of users. Time to update your passwords.

Australians Are Really Terrible At Passwords

It’s World Password Day this Thursday! Do you know what that means? That’s right, it’s that time of year when we get to discover just how truly awful we are at the whole password thing. Oh, and how to improve, of course.

1Password For Mac Makes Switching From Other Password Managers Easier

Mac: 1Password was updated today with a couple of new features that provide some speed boosts and make importing your passwords from another service a lot easier.

LastPass Authenticator Simplifies Two-Factor Authentication For LastPass Users

Android/iOS: Two-factor authentication is growing increasingly important, in a world filled with high-profile hacks. LastPass is taking this feature seriously, releasing a new app to manage all your 2FA-enabled accounts.

Why Constantly Changing Your PC's Password Might Not Be A Good Idea

There’s a lot of debate about which kinds of passwords are the most secure, but most agree you should change your passwords often to keep those pesky hackers guessing. However, it turns out that IT departments’ obsession with mandatory password changes could be all wrong.

The Top 10 Usernames And Passwords Hackers Try To Get Into Remote Computers

We know people generally suck at choosing passwords, often using “12345” or “letmein”. But what passwords and usernames do attackers try most often? This analysis from information security firm Rapid7 shares some interesting details.

1Password's Family Plan Shares Passwords Between Family Members, Still Provides Private Accounts

1Password introduced a new family plan today. For $US5 ($7) a month, up to five family members get full access to 1Password’s suite of apps and services.

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