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LastPass: So Your Password Manager Got Hacked, Now What?

Diana Graber | Posted 06.17.2015 | Technology
Diana Graber

Today the only password manager we keep can safely rely on lies between our ears, in an unhackable vault that's free to use. We might as well learn how to put it to work.

Why You Should Care About Your Digital Legacy

Emmanuel Schalit | Posted 05.06.2015 | Technology
Emmanuel Schalit

What happens to your Facebook account when you die? The social networking giant first addressed this question in 2009 after one of its engineers lost a loved one and decided to develop a memorial feature.

Google Will Now Tell You If You're Making A Major Password Security Mistake

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 04.29.2015 | Technology

Are you guilty of this password faux pas?

Password Breaches: Why Legislation is the Way Forward

Joe Ross | Posted 06.22.2015 | Technology
Joe Ross

While there are no laws forcing businesses to notify customers of a password breach yet, there is an ethical responsibility that exists for companies to notify their customers in a timely manner when a breach occurs.

Touch ID on Apple Watch Would Be Huge

Eli Lebowitz | Posted 06.22.2015 | Technology
Eli Lebowitz

Apple Watch is about to start arriving on customers' doorsteps and interest in Apple's most innovative product in years is high. Apple created numer...

Security Mistakes You Make Every Day

NextAdvisor.com | Posted 06.03.2015 | Technology
NextAdvisor.com

Although there is no foolproof way to prevent identity theft or other security risks, cutting down on the amount of easy-to-change mistakes you make on a daily basis can help make you less of a target.

Timothy Stenovec

Passwords Are Terrible -- And These Companies Want To Kill Them

HuffingtonPost.com | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 03.06.2015 | Technology

The race to kill the dreaded password is on.

Forgot Your Password? Click Here

Eva Lesko Natiello | Posted 04.19.2015 | Books
Eva Lesko Natiello

photo by Meme Binge Nestled peacefully under my blankets, I heard my bedroom door swoosh open with a sense of urgency. A second later, inches from m...

These Are The Worst Passwords You Could Have

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 01.20.2015 | Technology

If your password is on this list, you should change it.

Your Password is a Big Problem

Evan Tann | Posted 03.17.2015 | Technology
Evan Tann

The unprecedented rise of the connected age, like any big societal change, leads to unexpected and dramatic questions about safety and security. But the concept of security requires innovators and their products' users to work together.

Security Shock: Why Did 2700 Websites Expose Our Passwords?

Jeff Fox | Posted 03.08.2015 | Technology
Jeff Fox

With all the data breaches and website hacking that have been going on, how on earth could big brands like AT&T, The New York Times, and Macy's needlessly expose their users' passwords?

The Plot for Tech to Drive You Crazy

Robin Raskin | Posted 02.15.2015 | Technology
Robin Raskin

I bought my eighty-something-year-old mom her own iPad this year thinking about how much joy it would give her. First task was to get some music. Do you have any idea how many passwords it takes to get a song off the web?

Passwords: Secret Pieces of Us Revealing Something More

Uloop | Posted 01.21.2015 | College
Uloop

Passwords are things we have to draw upon and remember in our daily lives, so making one to help you eat healthier or to remind you of a hardship that you overcame and don't want to go back to is probably one of the most clever things I have ever heard of.

73,000 Webcams Are Open to Peeping Toms -- Is Yours?

Adam Levin | Posted 01.21.2015 | Technology
Adam Levin

If the thought of being the unwitting star of your own prime time reality show gives you the willies, consider the recent revelation that more than 73,000 unsecured webcams and surveillance cameras are, as I write this column, viewable on a Russian-based website.

The Big Password Mistake That Hackers Are Hoping You'll Make

Jeff Fox | Posted 12.16.2014 | Technology
Jeff Fox

Can you tell how strong a password is?

7 Things to Do Right Now Because Your Personal Data Is Under Attack

Andrew Wang | Posted 12.03.2014 | Money
Andrew Wang

It is the growth in our online shopping habits and preference to use plastic over cash that have increased our vulnerability to identity theft.

Please Protect Me From My Password

Tarun Sakhrani | Posted 11.21.2014 | Technology
Tarun Sakhrani

In today's day and age, with technology at our fingertips (quite literally) there has been a bit of an invasion of our personal space and our privacy. Some of it is by our choosing, some of it not so much.

Protect Your Small Business From Being A Target

Michael Hall | Posted 09.17.2014 | Small Business
Michael Hall

This only happens to large businesses, right? Wrong.

6 Ways Developers Can Prevent Password Breaches

Samuel Bucholtz | Posted 10.18.2014 | Huffpost Code
Samuel Bucholtz

Is the password system really broken? In reality, the problem with passwords today is largely due to how they're managed by applications.

Change Your Password With LEET

Shelly Palmer | Posted 10.18.2014 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

I am an advocate of strong passwords -- inconvenient, long, strong passwords.  7-1d7w!Ka was my Yahoo! password until a few hours ago.  Can you guess the phrase I based it on?  Hint: It's written in LEET and it is a famous phrase from the 1939 movie classic, The Wizard of Oz.  Got it?

What Do I Need to Know and When Do I Need to Know It?

Brian E. Finch | Posted 10.14.2014 | Technology
Brian E. Finch

Another day, another big hack discovered. According to reports from the New York Times, the WSJ, and numerous other publications, a small group of cyber criminals based out of Russia were apparently able to collect around 1.2 billion usernames and passwords from more than 400,000 websites globally.

Gerry Smith

Your Password Laziness Makes Life So Much Easier For Russian Hackers

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 08.06.2014 | Technology

A gang of Russian hackers recently stole more than 1 billion usernames and passwords, and they likely got help from an unlikely accomplice: you. Ou...

How A Password Changed My Life

Mauricio Estrella | Posted 09.07.2014 | Technology
Mauricio Estrella

So there it was... this input field with a pulsating cursor, waiting for me to type a password that I'll have to re-enter for the next 30 days. Then, letting all the frustration go, I remembered a tip I heard from my former boss. I'm gonna use a password to change my life.

The New, Creepy Way Your iPhone Passcode Could Get Stolen

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 06.26.2014 | Technology

If you've ever felt a little paranoid while entering your iPhone's passcode in public, consider yourself justified. A startling number of common e...

5 Tips to Keep Thieves Out of Your Bank and Brokerage Accounts

Andrew Wang | Posted 08.19.2014 | Hawaii
Andrew Wang

Today, data breaches at major retailers like Target have made cybercrime front page news. With ubiquitous computing, you cannot let your guard down for even a moment, especially when hackers are increasingly targeting bank and brokerage accounts.