At least 15% of home routers are unsecure

ESET has tested more than 12,000 home routers of users who agreed to share their data anonymously for statistical purposes. The results prove that 15% of the tested routers used weak passwords, with “admin” left as the username in most cases. During the test, common default usernames and passwords, as well as some frequently used … More At least 15% of home routers are unsecure

Tech giants ‘to boost encryption services’

Some of the most prominent names in tech are pursuing the development of much tougher encryption technologies, it has been revealed. According to the Guardian, Google, Facebook and Snapchat are reportedly bolstering their respective encryption services, which they have been doing for some time now. The newspaper said that these security initiatives preempt the latest … More Tech giants ‘to boost encryption services’

How to create strong passwords (without driving yourself mad)

Many sites won’t let users create an account until they have created a suitably “strong” password – often measured by text flags on sites describing passwords as “weak” or “strong” as you type. This sort of system tempts users to fall into traps such as adding numbers and symbols to the end of passwords – … More How to create strong passwords (without driving yourself mad)