As we've established time and again, your clever tricks aren't protecting your password. If you or someone you know uses Bible references as a password, that trick is pretty easy to crack, too.
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Chrome: We've mentioned time and time again that Chrome's password manager is not very secure, but it was never very easy to actually heed that advice unless you wanted to start over from scratch. Ghacks points to an experimental feature where you can enable the option to export passwords.
Passwords are the go-to for protecting our online accounts, but they’re not exactly reliable or convenient—especially when you have 20 of them to remember. Fortunately, there’s an easier way to manage your online security, and its name is True Key.
There’s got to be an easier way to remember all your passwords than keeping them on a Post-it that inevitably gets lost. And there is: Sticky Password Premium.
If you haven't got around to completing the Australian Census yet, you need to do it right now. From September 23, census holdouts will start to receive less-than-friendly visits from the ABS. If you don't have a sufficient excuse for not submiting the form, you could face penalties of up to $180 per day. If you've forgotten your Census login code, are concerned about privacy or have no idea what's going on, here's what you need to know.
Video: Password managers are an easy way to improve your password security. If you've ever wanted a physical device that could hold passwords instead, Adafruit has you covered.
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.
If you've been using Dropbox for over four years and you haven't changed your password since then, then two things are true. One, you haven't been reading Lifehacker very long. More importantly, two: Dropbox is about to make you change it.
We all know the limitations of strong passwords, or of reusing passwords, but the most common ways passwords are stolen are the simplest, and the least technical. This video from The Media Show explains how those methods work and what you can do about it (using puppets, too).
1Password, one of the most popular password managers available, has announced a new subscription plan for individual users. The plan runs $US2.99 ($4)/month and is available for the first six months for free.
We already know that most users' clever passwords aren't protecting them from hackers. It turns out that the complex password requirements most sites ask you for aren't doing as much to help either.
In cyberspace we are facing password fatigue, caused by having to recall (seemingly) endless streams of (apparently) unrelated numbers and letters at odd times. One answer is to make those passwords longer and more incomprehensible. The logic here is that people have an unlimited capacity to remember such things, or perhaps they have an unquenchable desire to write passwords on yellow post-it notes. Why do we want or need passwords at all?
Dear Lifehacker, I am seeking your assistance because Lifehacker always has a REAL solution when others don't. My question is — how do I disable the password prompt in Windows 10 after my laptop wakes up from sleep mode? Hopefully you have one. If not, at least let me know that this is an issue with the OS.