Security professionals advise to never use ‘beef stew’ as a password. It just isn’t stroganoff. Passwords are the bane of everyone’s lives, but let’s face it – we all need them. And they aren’t going away as fast as Microsoft may want them to. For the time being, we will continue to depend on them for … More A recipe for failure: Predictably poor passwords
How wizards and superheroes can help kids stay safe from cyber-villains and other parenting hacks to encourage children to use secure passwords. While many of today’s parents grew up during an age where the internet and the world wide web were just in their beginnings, for today’s kids the virtual world is all but inseparable … More Fantastic passwords and where your children can find them
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?
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