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Why Patching Heartbleed Doesn't Fix The Security Time Bomb

Heartbleed, the bug that has preoccupied thousands of websites and millions of users over the past week, may well have been the biggest security flaw in internet history but it is unlikely to be the last. Our entire security infrastructure is a mess because both ordinary people and elite security experts often harbour fundamental misunderstandings about security, design and privacy.


LastPass Now Auto-Fills Login Info For Your Android Apps

The most recent LastPass app for Android adds an incredible new feature: now, it can autofill your login and password information for you, both in Chrome and in other Android apps.


This List Reveals The Heartbleed-Affected Passwords To Change Now

By now you’ve probably heard about the massive Heartbleed security bug that may have compromised the majority of the world’s web sites. Everyone should change their passwords on the affected sites — but only after those sites have patched the issue. Mashable is maintaining and updating a list of the most popular sites you should change your passwords for.


LastPass Now Tells You Which Heartbleed-Affected Passwords To Change

This week, a giant security hole came to light that affects a large portion of the internet. As different sites recover, you’ll need to change your passwords, and now LastPass tells you when to do so.


What The 'Heartbleed' Security Bug Means For You

Security researchers have discovered a serious vulnerability in OpenSSL, the cryptographic software library that protects many web sites on the internet. Here’s what that means for you, the average user.


Ask LH: Is LastPass Secure? What Happens If It Gets Hacked?

Dear Lifehacker, You recommend LastPass to avoid problems when services get hacked, but what happens if (or when) LastPass gets hacked? Wouldn’t that just give hackers access to all of my accounts? Is LastPass safe to use?


Just How Secure Is Apple's TouchID?

The Touch ID fingerprint scanner is one of the most notable features of the iPhone 5s, but it’s not a perfect security solution. Just how does it compare to a standard password?


How Email Language Can Predict Internal Security Problems

Most office workers send dozens of electronic communications to colleagues in any given working day, through email, instant messaging and intranet systems. So many in fact that you might not notice subtle changes in the language your fellow employees use.


Superbowl Lesson: Cameras And Passwords Are A Dangerous Combination

We all know it’s a bad idea to write your password on a Post-It note and stick it to your monitor. It’s also a bad idea to display your password clearly on a screen that is being filmed for a major TV broadcast, but that happened over the weekend in some pre-Superbowl coverage in the US.


Use Mixed Entry To Increase Length-Capped Password Complexity

When it comes to password security, longer is typically better and multi-word pass phrases are even better than that. But if you find yourself with an annoying, fixed-length password, try mixing up the characters in it.