Passwords

security

California Is Making It Illegal for Devices to Have Shitty Default Passwords

The law only applies to passwords that come pre-programmed into devices, but it’s still a step in the right direction.
Kaleigh Rogers
10.5.18
cybersecurity

There's No Longer Any Excuse For Not Using a Password Manager

Autofill passwords on Android and iOS 12 means that "I'm lazy" is no longer an excuse for not using LastPass or 1Password.
Jason Koebler
9.24.18
Internet Insecurity

Online Betting Site Left Employees' Logins and Passwords Open to Hackers

The British betting site BetVictor allegedly left several administrative logins and passwords exposed through a search feature on its site, potentially allowing hackers to break into its internal systems.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
6.27.18
Another Day Another Hack

Hacked: 92 Million Account Details for DNA Testing Service MyHeritage

On Monday MyHeritage announced a security researcher had uncovered tens of millions of account details for recent customers, including email addresses and hashed passwords.
Joseph Cox
6.5.18
Motherboard's Security Tuneup

You Should Be Using Two-Factor Authentication on Everything

Day three of our personal security tuneup: turn on that 2FA!
Kaleigh Rogers
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.16.18
Motherboard's Security Tuneup

It's Time to Actually Use Your Password Manager

Day two of our Personal Security Tuneup has you start swapping out your lazy passwords for secure ones, stored in a manager.
Kaleigh Rogers
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.15.18
Internet Insecurity

T-Mobile Stores Part of Customers' Passwords In Plaintext, Says It Has 'Amazingly Good' Security

A T-Mobile Austria customer representative made a shocking admission in a Twitter thread.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.6.18
Internet Insecurity

The Motherboard Guide to Using Facebook Safely

You might not be able to afford the privilege of deleting Facebook, or you just kinda want to be able to keep tabs on your friends. If that’s the case, here’s how to use Facebook in the safest way possible.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
3.21.18
Internet Insecurity

People Are Actually Using a Joke Dating Site That Matches People Based on Their Passwords

This website answers the question no one ever asked: what if you dated someone who used the same password?
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
2.13.18
Internet Insecurity

Go Ahead and Put Your Password on a Post-It Note

Many are shaming the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency for keeping passwords on post-its, but the practice isn’t always a terrible idea.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
1.17.18
How Hacking Works

What Is Two-Factor Authentication and Why You Should Use It

Two-factor authentication can help make your online accounts practically impossible to hack.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.23.17
How Hacking Works

How Password Managers Work And Why You Should Use One

Using a password manager will make you more secure, and will also simplify your life.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.22.17