And it doesn’t require much more than downloading a dedicated app. Last year, Google made it possible for most Android users to use their phone as a physical security key for their Google accounts. Fast forward a few months and most iPhone users receive the same option. According to Google’s blog post yesterday, the feature was introduced with an … More You can now turn your iPhone into a Google security key
An ongoing phishing scam uncovered by ESET researchers seeks to wreak havoc on your money and digital life in one fell swoop. ESET researchers in Latin America have spotted fraudulent websites that impersonate PayPal and attempt to trick users into handing over considerably more than ‘only’ their access credentials to the payment service. The ruse … More Ambitious scam wants far more than just PayPal logins
The second authentication factor might be a minor inconvenience, but it provides a major security boost. With past years riddled with security breaches, it is high time we evaluated the way we secure our online presence. The usual way to secure most of your digital accounts is by using a password, no question about it. … More 2FA: Double down on your security
The browser’s latest version also aims to up the ante in phishing protection. Google has added a new feature to its Chrome web browser that will alert users if their login credentials have been compromised in a security breach, according to the company’s announcement. This may sound familiar, and with good reason. The functionality builds on … More Chrome now warns you if your password has been stolen
These passwords may win the popularity contest but lose flat out in security. Year after year, analyses show that millions of people make, to put it mildly, questionable choices when it comes to the passwords they use to protect their accounts. And fresh statistics for the year that is drawing to a close confirm that … More The worst passwords of 2019: Did yours make the list?
With an average of 200 online accounts to create passwords for, using a password manager is a modern necessity. Research from Dashlane in 2015 estimated that the average internet user in the UK had 118 accounts registered to a single email address. That number is thought to be growing by 14% per year, so in … More Why you need a password manager
A researcher found that it was possible to subvert the platform’s password recovery mechanism and take control of user accounts. An independent researcher has found a security loophole in Instagram’s mobile password recovery flow that could have allowed attackers to break into user accounts. The flaw, discovered and reported by India-based researcher Laxman Muthiyah, has since … More How your Instagram account could have been hijacked