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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 […]

The Magic of Keepsake Passwords

What’s the magic word? “Please!” At least, that’s what all the grownups tell you when you’re growing up. “Open Sesame” worked very well for Ali Baba when he needed to open the door to the hidden cave where he and his 40 thieves would secrete themselves and their contraband. First appearing in tales in the […]

Size Does Matter… Password Edition

If you spend any time reading articles and blogs about security, then it’s likely that you’ve come across a lot of advice on how to create and remember incredible passwords. Most articles on the topic give pretty good advice… for creating one amazing password. (Advice that would have helped me a lot in 8th grade […]

Death by Passwords

Have you ever noticed that when you ask a friend how many passwords he or she has, the answer is almost always between 10 and 20? When you think about it, that really isn’t a lot, BUT they’ll go on to tell you how hard life is with all these passwords.* “So, how do you […]