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?
In case there are some blank entries in your laundry list of New Year’s resolutions, we have a few tips for a bit of cybersecurity ‘soul searching’. Here’s the first batch, looking at how you can fix your good ol’ passwords. Many of us entered 2019 with a boatload of New Year’s resolutions. Doing more … More New Year’s resolutions: Sharpen up your passwords
ESET Ireland looks at the latest scam targeting Irish users, using their passwords as bait, mentioning adult websites and trying to extort large sums of money. “It is just so unfortunate. I’m aware login123 is your password. More importantly, I know about your secret and I’ve evidence of this,” says an email received by many … More They have my password, now they’re blackmailing me!
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
“Who has access to my data?” If you’ve asked yourself this question and can’t help but feel concerned, you are not alone. According to a National Cyber Security Alliance study from 2016, more than 90% of American internet users worry to some extent about their data privacy. For almost 70% of the surveyed Americans, their … More Worrying about data privacy isn’t enough: Here’s how to own your online presence
These days it seems that for every work device you use, you have a personal alternative. But this means having twice as many gadgets – two smartphones, two tablets or even two notebooks – and even more security concerns. To make things even more difficult, for many of these gadgets you ideally need to have … More How to handle multiple devices and passwords at once
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’