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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.


Ask LH: What Happens If I Use Two-Factor Authentication And Lose My Phone?

Dear Lifehacker, I’ve heard that I need to enable two-factor authentication on my phone, but it seems risky. What happens if I lose my phone? Will I lose my entire account? And if I change phones, how do I move the authenticator to a new device?


Replace A Lost Apple ID Recovery Key Before You're Locked Out

Apple’s two-factor authentication relies on a Recovery Key when you get locked out, and you can’t access your account if it’s hacked without that key. The Next Web learnt this the hard way.


LastPass Can Now Automatically Change Your Passwords

LastPass just announced a new feature for the password manager that automatically changes your password for sites when a hack is reported.


Dashlane Password Changer Can Change Hacked Passwords With One Click

Every week it seems there’s a new hack. Using a password manager is important, but changing passwords can still be a pain. Dashlane’s new Password Changer takes the hassle away by letting you click once to change a hacked site’s password to a new, strong one, and save it in your vault.


The Sony Lesson: Don't Store Passwords In A Text File Called 'Passwords'

Sony has been in the news all week after its corporate servers were comprehensively hacked. But it’s hard to give the electronics giant a pass mark for security when it turns out that staff were storing passwords in unencrypted files with names like ‘Master Password List’.