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How A Password Changed My Life

Mauricio Estrella | Posted 07.08.2014 | 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 06.19.2014 | 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.

Timothy Stenovec

The iPhone's Fingerprint Scanner Is About To Get Really Useful

HuffingtonPost.com | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 06.04.2014 | Technology

Wouldn't it be cool to log into your banking app on your smartphone using your fingerprint instead of that string of capital letters, numbers and symb...

Cybercriminals Have Your Number, But Which One?

Adam Levin | Posted 05.29.2014 | Technology
Adam Levin

You probably realize that identity thieves are after your email addresses and passwords, but that's not all they want.

You Have Avoided The Heartbleed Bug, Now What?

Christopher Pogue | Posted 04.21.2014 | Technology
Christopher Pogue

When our forensics investigators are called to look into the cause of a data breach, the majority of the time the initial point of entry is tied to a weak password.

Heartbleed: Why Changing Your Passwords Isn't Enough

Adam Levin | Posted 06.14.2014 | Technology
Adam Levin

Since many websites ask you (or even require you) to use your email address as a username, that information is also vulnerable to the Heartbleed bug. Welcome to the beginning of phishing season.

How to Remember All the Passwords You're Resetting

Adam Levin | Posted 06.11.2014 | Technology
Adam Levin

So if you're in the midst of changing passwords, now's a good time to start a password system, rather than picking one new, universal password.

The Ongoing Battle Against Breaches

Joe Ross | Posted 04.28.2014 | Technology
Joe Ross

Antivirus programs are important, but they can't keep up with the rate that malware is evolving.

Changing Your Password Won't Change Anything - You Will Still be Hacked

James Grundvig | Posted 02.21.2014 | Technology
James Grundvig

A day after two million passwords were hacked from several social network sites--Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google--it's clear reporters who covered the breach have parroted bad advice. More alarming, that advice came from an industry expert that discovered the malware.

Stolen Facebook, Yahoo And Google Passwords Posted Online

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 02.21.2014 | Technology

More than 2 million passwords for sites including Facebook, Yahoo, LinkedIn, Twitter and Google have been stolen and posted online, BBC reports. S...

How to Start Creating Smart Online Habits

Joe Ross | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Joe Ross

Twenty-seven percent of the time we spend online is spent on forums and social networks. Think about it -- 16 minutes of every hour we spend online is spent sharing personal information or absorbing personal information others have shared.

New Smartphone Owner? Pay attention

Robert Siciliano | Posted 11.30.2013 | Technology
Robert Siciliano

Recent reports show smartphones are outselling dumbphones for the first time ever. Dumbphones are actually called feature phones, which is odd because...

Can Google Kill the Tracking Cookie?

Larry Magid | Posted 11.24.2013 | Technology
Larry Magid

A lot of privacy advocates are alarmed about cookies because they keep a record of where you've been on the Web. The advertising companies that put them there, though, argue that the tracking is anonymous.

Google May Know Your WiFi Password: Report

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.17.2013 | Technology

Google might have access to WiFi passwords used by every single Android user, a new report suggests. That is a whole lot of WiFi passwords -- maybe mo...

Lions & Tigers & Bears, Oh My! - Combating Internet Threats

Gary M. Kaye | Posted 10.20.2013 | Technology
Gary M. Kaye

It's a jungle out there on the Internet. Every day you go out to visit websites, check on your checking account, shop on eBay, Google the news, and every day there are predators waiting to pounce on your passwords, abscond with your accounts and infiltrate your identity.

Timothy Stenovec

3 Tools To Simplify Your Life -- And Protect You From Hackers

HuffingtonPost.com | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 08.19.2013 | Technology

The recent news that someone using your computer can see all of your passwords stored in Chrome with a few clicks made me aware of something that I ha...

Google Chrome Has A Huge Security Hole

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 08.08.2013 | Technology

Google Chrome, the most popular web browser in the U.S., lets you save passwords for websites, so that every time you want to visit Facebook, Tumblr o...

The Worst ATM PIN Number Is..

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 08.02.2013 | Technology

It looks like we have a problem with creativity. There are 10,000 different possible four-digit ATM PIN numbers, but almost 11 percent of PINs are ...

7 Ways Your Next Password Will Be Part Of Your Body

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 09.30.2013 | Technology

Passwords are our default method of securing digital privacy -- but they aren't very secure. Criminals can pick up passwords easily, Wired's Matthe...

Cyber-screwed?

SidneyAnne Stone | Posted 09.10.2013 | Technology
SidneyAnne Stone

Let me preface this piece by saying that I love the digital era. I think technology is wonderful and I am in constant awe of how far we have come even...

How to Create and Use Strong and Unique Passwords (PHOTOS)

Larry Magid | Posted 07.31.2013 | Technology
Larry Magid

One of the best ways to protect your online security is to have strong passwords that you change periodically. But that's easier said than done. Create a password that's hard to guess but easy to remember by making up a phrase.

Who Are the Enemies of the Internet?

Christophe Deloire | Posted 06.03.2013 | Technology
Christophe Deloire

Reporters Without Borders has been investigating countries that operate some of the most restrictive and oppressive areas of cyberspace. Syria and Iran join China, Bahrain and Vietnam on top of the list of five spy state. But how do they manage it?

The Most Popular Online Password Is 'Password,' Yet We Blame Our Privacy Problems on Facebook

Jeff Hindenach | Posted 05.15.2013 | Technology
Jeff Hindenach

The passwords you choose, how you treat your smartphone, and what you display on your Facebook page may all seem like second nature, but the truth is you should be actively thinking about your privacy when doing any of these everyday activities.

The Fractious World of Digital Natives, Immigrants and Aliens

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.06.2013 | Impact
Tom Alderman

Now we live in the digital age, a most wondrous time, for sure. But let's be honest, it has also fragmented our already tribal society into yet another counter faction. And that's not so good.