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
The new tool aims to help in an age when billions of login credentials are floating around the internet. Google has released a new extension for Chrome that will alert you if one of your username/password combinations is known to be already out ‘in the wild’, according to the company’s blog post. Whenever you enter your … More Google rolls out Chrome extension to warn you about compromised logins
The recently discovered tranches of stolen login credentials freely floating around the internet total 2.2 billion records. Two weeks ago, reports that a vast compilation of stolen access credentials was being widely circulated, not only in the internet’s dark recesses, made the headlines. Before long, additional reports began to pour in that this trove of data, … More Four new caches of stolen logins put Collection #1 in the shade
World Password Day, celebrated on the first Thursday of every May, is a timely reminder of the fact that our passwords are the key to a wealth of personal information about us. It would be nice to imagine that if the various contenders for “inventor of the password” had known how much of a hassle … More Recycling is a must, but why would you reuse your password?