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Safe Tax: Practical Tips for Everyone

Mark Steber | Posted 02.03.2017 | Business
Mark Steber

This year tax refunds will be as big as ever and going to millions of taxpayers. Accordingly, tax refund thieves are out in full force. Every day the ...

Looking Ahead to 2017 Trends

Joe Ross | Posted 01.09.2017 | Technology
Joe Ross

We're full speed ahead into the new year - and that includes plenty of happenings in the cyber security world. Here are five things to watch out for i...

Yahoo Downplays Its Billion-Password Security Breach In Emails To Users

The Huffington Post | Adam Hooper | Posted 12.15.2016 | Technology

Yahoo is emailing at least some of the 1 billion users whose account information was hacked in 2013. Thursday’s email seems to imply that hackers di...

B I G B O Y. It's Not "Just" a Password.

Mark Steber | Posted 08.24.2016 | Business
Mark Steber

You may remember the commercials from 2006, where the guy awkwardly whispered his password "Big Boy" in crowded places. These days, using a password ...

How to Create Infinite, Unique, Strong Passwords Without Forgetting

Dan Watson | Posted 07.01.2016 | Technology
Dan Watson

Passwords are required just about everywhere you go on the web. Whether you are posting on a casual blog or accessing bank statements, a password is r...

7 Steps To Safer Passwords For All Your Online Accounts

Adam Levin | Posted 06.23.2016 | Technology
Adam Levin

Some passwords are funny. Some are pretty weird. Some can be a math problem. Many can be laughably easy to hack (I give you "dadada, ""qwerty," "password" and"123qwe" to name a few.) -- or very tricky. But one thing is for sure, they are never really 100 percent hack proof.

My World Password Day Party Will Be Awesome

Greg Schwem | Posted 05.04.2016 | Technology
Greg Schwem

Perhaps I wasn't made aware of World Password Day because it's just that... a single day. Something as valuable as protecting one's Amazon, Walmart and Airbnb accounts from cybercriminals surely merits more than one 24-hour clock cycle.

7 Stress Relief Strategies When You're Short on Time

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 03.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

Inspired by all of the crazy-busy and talented people I've been speaking to recently, here are seven additional stress-relief strategies you can use when you're short on time.

Purpose from the Bottom Up: How Purpose Is Helping to Train Our Youth

Laurinda Pang | Posted 02.16.2017 | Business
Laurinda Pang

The goal is to not only give them a peek into the career of a cybersecurity professional -- a field with a huge career gap -- but also to arm them with the tools to help themselves and their families, be safe and smart online.

12 Resolutions That Could Save Your Identity in 2016

Adam Levin | Posted 12.31.2016 | Business
Adam Levin

The best intentions can't really stop these guys, but adopting a best-practices approach to data security can make your online world more secure. Here are some of the things you can do in 2016 to help avoid the living hell of identity theft and other identity-related crimes.

Tech the Halls With Balls of Folly

Barbara Hammond | Posted 12.22.2016 | Fifty
Barbara Hammond

I can't believe it's been almost three weeks since my last post. Three weeks of tech hell and the saga continues. So, where were we? Oh, right...I d...

Database Leak Exposes 3.3 Million 'Hello Kitty' Fans

Reuters | Lee Moran | Posted 12.22.2015 | Technology

SINGAPORE, Dec 22 (Reuters) - More than three million accounts of Hello Kitty fans were left vulnerable to theft by hackers, but there is no evidence ...

No Thanks for the Memory

Jerry Zezima | Posted 11.24.2016 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

I am so technologically challenged that my granddaughter, Chloe, who isn't even 3 years old, is more advanced than I am. I know this because she can use an iPad. I don't have an iPad, or an iPod, or even an iWatch, although I do have an iPhone and, according to my dentist, iTeeth.

16 Ways You May Be Exposing Yourself To Fraud

Adam Levin | Posted 09.11.2016 | Crime
Adam Levin

We all need to take responsibility for the attackable surface, or vulnerability, of our personal information and our areas of exposure.

I Know My Husband Loves Me Because He Gave Me His Password for His Cell

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 09.06.2016 | Style
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Some people are very private with their cell phone passwords. Other people wish they didn't even have to have one. I'm not sure why different people f...

How to Avoid the Surprising Risks of Password Security Questions

Jeff Fox | Posted 08.06.2016 | Technology
Jeff Fox

What makes a question like, "What is your favorite sports team?" a security risk? Isn't answering it supposed to enhance your security? Actually, such questions aren't intended primarily to enhance your security.

Why It's So Hard For Me To Remember My Passwords

Laurie Levy | Posted 07.25.2016 | Fifty
Laurie Levy

Can you blame me for not remembering my passwords? I have an Excel sheet with over 100 websites on it and at least 16 different passwords to remember. I have tried putting the important ones in a secret place on my phone. I know that's wrong. A 12-year-old could find them in two minutes.

Online Security: The Fundamental American Right of the 21st Century

Emmanuel Schalit | Posted 06.30.2016 | Technology
Emmanuel Schalit

Here in America, there is an unquestioned belief in the fundamental right to safety. It is built into the legal framework, and thus culture of America, that every citizen has the inalienable right to be protected from physical violence.

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

Diana Graber | Posted 06.17.2016 | 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 05.06.2016 | 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 numerou...

Security Mistakes You Make Every Day | Posted 06.03.2015 | Technology

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 | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 03.06.2015 | Technology

The race to kill the dreaded password is on.