While logins to music and video streaming services sell for less than ten dollars each, domain admin access is being offered for US$120,000 More than 15 billion stolen account credentials are up for grabs on cybercrime forums, with 5 billion of them considered unique, meaning that they haven’t been offered for sale more than once, … More Billions of stolen passwords for sale on the dark web
A password manager can make your digital life both simpler and more secure. Are there any downsides to relying on software to create and store your passwords? Recently we commemorated World Password Day with an article that dealt with five common mistakes to avoid when it comes to passwords. And although password protection can be considered a … More What is a password manager and why is it useful?
And most people don’t change their password even after hearing about a breach, a survey finds. While nearly all respondents in a recent survey were aware of the risks associated with poor password hygiene, most people don’t do anywhere near enough to keep attackers at bay, the third installment of the LastPass Psychology of Passwords Report has … More People know reusing passwords is risky – then do it anyway
Password recycling or using easy-to-guess passwords are just two common mistakes you may be making when protecting your digital accounts. Typing in a password to access one of the tens or hundreds of services that we use has become such an everyday part of our lives that we rarely give it a second thought. Quite … More 5 common password mistakes you should avoid
Losing access to your account can be stressful, but there are steps you can take to get it back – and to avoid getting hacked again. Many people who use social media are fans of the blue network, and by blue we mean light blue with a bird and character limit of 280 characters. Tomorrow, … More What to do if your Twitter account has been hacked