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Imgur security breach: If you use Imgur, then change your password immediately!

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 November 27, 2017

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Popular image-sharing site Imgur has issued a notification through its official blog about a security breach that impacted 1.7 million users. This breach had occurred back in 2014. The company learned about this from security researcher Troy Hunt. What was compromised in the Imgur security breach? Data of 1.7 million Imgur...

5 common password mistakes and tips for creating stronger passwords

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 November 10, 2017
Common Password Mistakes

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While technology has leaped from earth to the extraterrestrial, we have not given up on our habit of taking passwords casually. In this post, we have outlined some of the most common password mistakes that people make and some really simple tips for creating better, stronger, and secure passwords. 5...

INFOGRAPHIC: The State of Passwords in 2015

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 May 5, 2016
world password day

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UPDATE – May 5th, 2016 Achieving cyber security is getting harder every year, and the most critical aspect of this process is passwords. With so many different passwords to remember for every individual, there are several loopholes which need to be secured. Have a look at the infographic below to...

Security Habit to Make: Strong Passwords for Stronger Security

 January 12, 2016

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In continuation to the first part of Security Habits to Break and Make in 2016, this one is the second part that talks about choosing strong and not-so-constant passwords. No.2 Security Habit to Break: Having devices that are not password protected. No.2 Security Habit to Make: Create complex and strong...

Why it is Unsafe to Use Pattern Locks to Protect Your Smartphone

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 September 11, 2015

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When it comes to smartphone security, one of the first things that we recommend is to switch on the screen lock feature. A surprisingly large number of people are still using their phones without any kind of screen lock enabled and this is a major security loophole that leaves their...

Dropbox Security: How to Activate Two-Step Verification

 April 1, 2015

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Dropbox is a file hosting service with more than 300 million users all over the world. Simply put, it is one of the most well-known and widely used cloud storage services around. Available on all desktop and mobile platforms, Dropbox is also the cloud storage service of choice for thousands...

Your Passwords Are on the Way Out, Leave it to Twitter

 October 29, 2014

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If there is one thing we could change about the Internet today, it would most certainly be the dissolution of the need for passwords to access web-based accounts. An average Internet user today has around 10 passwords that he needs to remember at all times. Moreover, these passwords need to...

5 Million Gmail Passwords Leaked and Other IT Security News

 September 13, 2014

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This week the world was rocked by the news that close to 5 million Gmail passwords were released in a Russian forum by a hacker. Google claims only a small percentage of these are valid accounts. However, the threat is real and all Google users should change their passwords as...

1.2 billion passwords stolen and other IT security news

 August 11, 2014

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A massive data breach was discovered in Russia recently wherein more than 1.2 billion passwords have been stolen. This is one of the biggest data breaches in recent memory, and we recommend that online users change their passwords immediately. Read on for other IT security news from the week gone...

New Android Worm and Other IT Security News

 June 28, 2014

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Another week, another FIFA World Cup security threat, another Android worm and another Facebook privacy threat. Here are the latest developments in the IT and security industry from the week that just went by. 2 months and countless warnings later, Heartbleed is still a threat While Heartbleed was major news...