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
Hacking, data breaches, online scams, identity theft, are constantly making headlines. But many of these will target passwords first! And while ESET’s research suggests the Irish use safer passwords than is the global average, it is always good to follow some additional safety tips, to keep yourself and your children safe. With the amount of online … More Password DOs and DON’Ts for you and your kids
As many as 43% of online login attempts globally are made by bots that are used for evil ends, as attackers are increasingly leveraging the automated tools for credential abuse, a report by Akamai has revealed. Focusing on data for November, 2017, the content delivery network provider found that 3.6 billion out of 8.3 billion login requests during that … More Over 40% of online login attempts are attackers trying to invade accounts
Passwords are often the first line of defense in protecting our personal and financial information, so it pays to have a strong, long and complex password (and easy to remember). Our one minute guide shows you how.
The password is nothing new. In fact, it has been around for centuries. Way before Hotmail, Skype and Netflix were prompting you to create a secure code with a funky username, the Romans reportedly used passwords as a way to convey important military messages between troops. Essentially, it was a simple way to protect information. … More A short history of the computer password
A vibrant black market for passwords is indicative of the increasing sophistication of cybercriminals in stealing and selling passwords. According to a Katie Petrillo, marketing programs manager of LogMeIn Access, the most appropriate response to this is for people to get smarter when it comes to cybersecurity. Writing for LastPass recently, Ms. Petrillo explained that … More A smarter approach to password security ‘needed’