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A Stampede of Passwords

A significant element of being in control of a situation is having the associated feeling: that calm sense that you’re not overwhelmed, that you can handle it. A small herd of elephants in the distance doesn’t seem all that dangerous. Not until it is picking up speed and heading in your direction. Not surprisingly, the […]

Are You Really Going to Use That?

When it comes to protecting data, small businesses often set themselves up for unnecessary trouble because they overreach the type and amount of data they collect from their clients and potential customers. As part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, our blog Are You Really Going to Use That? came out on the 360 Cyber […]

Mozilla Hack Highlights 2 Basic Security Mantras

Mozilla announced on Friday, September 4, that a hack of their Bugzilla bugtracker enabled unauthorized access to data about unpatched bugs. By using this insider’s knowledge of Firefox’s weaknesses the bad guys were able to exploit at least one bug before it was patched. In other words, bad guys found a way to get in […]

Let’s Chat About Authentication #ChatSTC and Dentists

This morning, as I was drinking my industrial-size iced coffee (coffee purists look away!), I was thinking about the oppressive heat (100+ °F) and other exciting stuff. More specifically, I was mulling over the Twitter chat that we participated in last week. The educational and entertaining chats are hosted by the good folks at Stop.Think.Connect. I […]

My Dad Got Scammed and How You Can Protect Yourself

As part of the Sticky Password Real Adventures in Internet Security Giveaway during National Internet Safety Month, I decided to share an experience that happened to my own family. By raising awareness of email scams, I hope that you’ll be able to recognize them and to avoid the risk to yourselves! A couple of years […]

Getting hooked!? Phishing Attack Quiz

The results are coming in and they aren’t pretty! The folks at Intel Security created a quiz about the dangers of online phishing and the results for the 19,000 people around the world are revealing. Only 3% scored a perfect 10 out of 10! (Take the quiz.) A perfect score in protecting yourself against phishing […]

World Password Day 2015

May 7 is World Password Day. If you’re one of those people who are asking themselves, why there’s a day dedicated to passwords, then this message is for you! The reason for World Password Day is simple: to raise awareness of strong passwords to protect yourself online. Because sometimes, we all need to hear good […]

Why You Should Care About the Bitglass “Where’s Your Data?” Experiment

Calling it the “world’s first A/B test for stolen credit card numbers on the Dark Web,” the folks at Bitglass have published the results of their ‘Where’s your data?’ experiment. The Bitglass research team prepared real-looking personal ID info that they then posted on the dark web*. The fake personal data was bait (think tasty […]

John Oliver and Edward Snowden Tackle Passwords

From the April 4th episode of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. After Snowden tells Oliver an easy and effective way of making a good password: John Oliver: “Now, you’re right. I get it. I get how important it is. I fully understand that. The problem is, I’m not gonna do it, because… it seems […]

The Π of passwords

It’s Pi Day (3/14). And this year is even more special because it’s 2015, so we get Pi out to 4 digits 3/14/15. But wait – it gets even better. At 9:26:53 today, you’ll be able to celebrate Pi to the ninth decimal point: 3.141592653. That’s very coooooooool – even if you’re not into geeky […]