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Your Clever Password Tricks Aren't Protecting You from Today's Hackers. [[Tips for creating stronger passwords]] Technology World, Digital Technology, Educational Technology, Science And Technology, Password Manager, Wifi Password, Create Strong Password, Password Cracking, Life Pro Tips

Your Clever Password Tricks Aren't Protecting You from Today's Hackers

Security breaches happen so often nowadays, you’re probably sick of hearing about them and all the ways you should beef up your accounts. Even if you think you’ve heard it all already, though, today’s password-cracking tools are more advanced and cut through the clever password tricks many of us use. Here’s what’s changed and what you should do about it.

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Privacy Isn't Just Digital: What I Learned In Private Investigations

When you think about protecting your privacy, you probably think about your Facebook data or text messages. However, as I learned while working for a private investigations company, most of us don’t fully understand how privacy works, how it extends beyond our browser history, or how we’re really vulnerable.

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This Shadow Government Agency Is Scarier Than the NSA

If you have a telephone number that has ever been called by an inmate in a federal prison, registered a change of address with the Postal Service, rented a car from Avis, used a corporate or Sears credit card, applied for nonprofit status with the IRS, or obtained non-driver’s legal identification from a private company, they have you on file.

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IdentityTheft.gov Shows You How to Recover From a Stolen Identity

Identity theft has the potential to ruin lives, but it can also make you feel helpless if you’re a victim. The Federal Trade Comission (FTC) just took the wraps off of IdentityTheft.gov, a new resource designed to offer that much-needed help if your identity has been stolen.

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New research: Comparing how security experts and non-experts stay safe online

Posted by Iulia Ion, Software Engineer - Rob Reeder, Research Scientist - Sunny Consolvo, User Experience Researcher Today, you can find...

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Why Hackers Go After All Your Info, Not Just the Important Stuff

You may think your company is too small to get noticed. Think again.

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From Saucy Pics to Passwords: How to Share Sensitive Information Over the Internet

Raise your hand if you've shared a username and password with someone over IM? Ever share a document with your SSN or other extremely sensitive information without protecting it? How about if you've sent, erm...scandalous pics to your significant other? Thanks to the internet, we share more than ever, and so quickly and easily that we do it without a second thought. That's great, but it may be time you learn a little about how to do that sharing in a more secure fashion.