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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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.