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We all know that it’s not a great idea to use an easy-to-guess password such as “123456,” although plenty of people do that. Instead, we’re often told to use complicated strings of words, numbers, and special characters to protect our online...

We had a devastating blow just before Christmas.  Perhaps devastating isn't exactly the right word. After all, it was only money we lost, not a life.  Yet, it's been money we had been saving for over 9 years.  You see, we had one of th...

WhatsApp has rolled out two-step verification for all its users. The feature, which was previously in beta for Android, now works on all platforms.Read more...

When the rollout of its newest privacy tools, Facebook snuck in a very useful update: support for physical security keys. That means you can now use any USB key that supports the universal second factor (U2F) standard to log into your Facebook accoun...

While one might think that there cannot possibly still be anyone out there who would use incredibly easy-to-guess passwords like, for example, “123456,” one would be wrong: according to a new study, that’s still the most popular password in the...

We’ve mentioned time and time again that Chrome’s password manager is not very secure, but it was never very easy to actually heed that advice unless you wanted to start over from scratch. Ghacks points to an experimental feature where you can en...

An analysis of passwords found in the 2009 breach of Rockyou -- 32 million accounts -- finds a large number of Biblical references ("jesus"," "heaven", "faith", etc), including a number of Bible verse references ("john316"). (more…)...