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World Password Day 2-Factor Authentication (2FA) #ChatSTC

World Password Day is May 5 this year – that’s today! It’s the 4th year of the annual event, and also the 4th year that Sticky Password is proud to be participating. This year, our friends at the National Cyber Security Alliance have coordinated a bunch of events and an all-star twitter chat under the […]

Secure From What? Password Edition

“Do you KNOW where he is?” “…uh, um…” Edna Mode has just shown Helen (aka Elastigirl) the new line of outfits for the entire superhero family – each with its own built-in homing device. Confronted with the direct question, Helen realizes that she really doesn’t know the whereabouts of her husband Bob (aka Mr Incredible), […]

That’s Not a Password. THAT’s a Password! #ChatSTC

Crocodile Dundee sure had a way with words, didn’t he?! 🙂 Remember the scene when he and Sue were walking back to the hotel in New York City? Up comes a guy flashing a switchblade, which only makes Dundee laugh as he pulls out his very impressive bush knife. The would-be mugger gets away with […]

Passwords and April Fools

Before you can say correcthorsebatterystaple, April 1 is upon us once again. It’s hard to believe that another year has come and gone. But why is the 1st of April an important date? Because much of the commentary and advice about passwords reminds me of an April Fools’ joke – not malicious, just frustrating, incomplete, […]

Security Truth or Dare

Remember playing truth or dare as a kid? You know, the game where you had a choice of answering a personal question truthfully: “Do you like Suzie?” Or, you could perform a dare: Run around the block in your underwear in the middle of winter. Remember that? Back in the 6th grade, you’d be sweating […]

Emotionally Yours, Encryption

“The Justice Dept. was poised to launch a public relations campaign to pull at the public heartstrings of those who suffered as a result of the San Benardino shootings.” (Why Apple went to war with the FBI) Stop and think about that for a minute. Suspecting that its legal arguments to undermine the security of […]

Hackers Heart Your Patterns

Oh, what tangled patterns we weave. When first we practice to deceive! Walter Scott* At least that’s what we think we’re doing, isn’t it? There we are, at the prompt to create yet another password, and after a few taps on the keyboard, we just know that we’ve included that extra something that only we […]

Initiating THE Talk with…Parents #ChatSTC

In our 24/7 online culture, children actively using computers and other digital devices is not only unavoidable, but highly desirable – in the right situations. Our devices are amazing for learning, work, entertainment, not to mention, toys. With a little hand holding and guidance, even the youngest member of the family can enjoy and benefit […]

Getting Over the Password Hurdle

Like physical keys, passwords are supposed to be a tool that lets you in, while keeping others out. Many folks, though, see passwords as just a personal obstruction when they access their own accounts. To overcome this, they choose easy-to-remember and otherwise bad passwords. They think they’ve overcome the hurdle of their passwords, when in […]

Data Privacy vs. I Have Nothing to Hide

Privacy is a natural instinct that there is something we don’t want just anyone to know about us. Privacy gives us control over our circumstances. Just like our fight or flight response to threatening situations, privacy is a basic human survival mechanism. Depending on the situation, privacy can literally be anything: your location in a […]