Passwords

How Does That Website Store Your Password?

How Does That Website Store Your Password?

Over the weekend I received a marketing email with a terrific 50% off “make-your-own” calendars. I’d used the website before and thought the offer was worth pursuing. Since I’d received the marketing email, I knew I already has an account but I’d forgotten the password. So I clicked on the link to reset it. Imagine […]

8 Ways To Protect Yourself When Shopping Online

8 Ways To Protect Yourself When Shopping Online

Can You Protect Yourself when Shopping Online? News of hacked websites is becoming more frequent and it struck me that perhaps we should just accept that if we are going to sign up to multiple websites, then inevitably, and at some point, we are likely to have our data stolen or leaked on-line. So rather […]

5M Gmail Passwords Released

5M Gmail Passwords Released

So another long list of passwords appears on the Internet. Uploaded to a Russian Bitcoin forum, the list reportedly contains email addresses and passwords hacked from Google’s Gmail service.  The accounts listed are English, Russian and Spanish with 60 percent of accounts supposedly still active today. The age of this list though is being questioned with some saying […]

Strong Passwords And Why You Should Use Them

Strong Passwords And Why You Should Use Them

We’re making it too easy to get hacked With all of the recent revelations of stolen passwords and usernames it’s about time you took note that using single passwords for multiple sites is no longer safe. Neither is using simple to guess combinations. Read on to understand why you should use strong passwords to protect […]

Seventeen Password Tips

Seventeen Password Tips

With more recent news about millions of accounts being hacked across the web, here are some suggestions that may help you manage your passwords better so that you can improve your on-line security. 1. Don’t write them down It may seem obvious, but many still do write down their usernames and passwords. Imagine the bonanza that presents […]