Tag: password

Introducing Watchtower 2.0: The turret becomes a castle

My favorite password manager gets even better. Check out the new features designed to help you keep your passwords secure. Introducing the all new Watchtower – it is absolutely gorgeous, and appears to be rather timely! Twitter asked their 330 million users to change their password yesterday due to a security snafu, putting privacy and security at the forefront of...

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Do You Two-Step?

Oh the joy of being online – more than 1 billion Yahoo accounts hacked, celebrities getting their photos stolen after falling victim to email schemes, login information for 167 million LinkedIn accounts was stolen – the list goes on and on. Even if you follow my advice for creating secure passwords, there’s not much you can do when a site you...

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The Simplicity of Secure Passwords

Yes, you read that correctly. Creating and using secure passwords can actually be simple. With an understanding of how to make a password harder to crack through brute force (i.e., multiple, repeated attempts at guessing) and a password manager, you can greatly enhance the security of your passwords. tl;dr – Longer passwords + a good password manager = simple security.

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Logging In With a Touch or a Phrase Anything but a Password -NYTimes.com

Logging In With a Touch or a Phrase Anything but a Password – NYTimes.com. A quote from this article that has me worried: “Computer scientists in Brooklyn are training their iPads to recognize their owners by the touch of their fingers as they make a caressing gesture.” A caressing gesture? Sure, I love my iPad, but caressing? Good way to...

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