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Is Every Site and Online Account Worth a Strong Password?

I’ve seen a few posts on online forums (fora!) asking about the need for strong passwords on every site. To be clear, it’s not security folks and online administrators promoting the need for strong passwords, it’s people asking why they even need a strong password on sites that “aren’t important.” When you think about it, […]

Unplugging the Dangers of Digital Distraction – #ChatSTC

New message! Check out this epic video! You won’t believe what happened next! Even without these triggers, most of us are constantly checking our digital device(s) to make sure we’re not missing anything. It’s become a reflex. We’ve gotten used to interrupting whatever we’re doing – even our own thoughts – in the hopes that […]

Don’t Call It Password Sharing, Because It’s Not

Have you heard the latest? Sharing passwords is illegal. At least that’s what the headlines are telling us: Password Sharing is a Federal Crime, Appeals Court Rules US appeals court upholds conviction over shared password Chap fails to quash ‘shared password’ ‘hacking’ conviction Let’s see if we can’t dissect the story to find out what’s […]

The Shortcut to Online Security, Strong Passwords & Privacy

It is no use saying, ‘We are doing our best.’ You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary. Winston Churchill The indispensable element of Winston Churchill’s famous quote is the implied action: taking steps to reach a goal. (Churchill was definitely a man of action!) In today’s often jittery environment of online security […]

Bad Password Policies Lead to Bad Passwords (video)

Very nice discussion between Steve Ragan (csoonline.com) and Martin Bos (TrustedSec) on why so many passwords still suck: it’s in the patterns we use! Policies at work and on sites we visit instill bad habits and then reinforce our bad habits – all while we think we’re being secure! “Years ago, I did a talk […]

4 Easy Things You Can Do That Will Keep You Safe Online

“Most of the problems that we really want to solve in the security field can’t be solved by computers alone.” * This simple, straightforward message speaks volumes to the approach that most folks take when it comes to their security online: they expect their smart and not-so-smart devices to do security for them. It may […]

Digital Bliss or Dadada? #ChatSTC

Wow! As mind-blowing as it sounds, it seems that Mark Zuckerberg’s password for his Twitter AND Pinterest accounts was: Dadada. As a reminder: Mark Zuckerberg is the founder of Facebook! The hackers claim that they simply used his password (or some minor modifications) from his LinkedIn account. If all of this is true, then Mr. […]

Will You Open When a Stranger Knocks? #SocialEngineering

We had the pleasure of having a meeting of the minds with Greger Wikstrand @GregerWikstrand on a recent #IDTheftChat – hosted by the Identity Theft Resource Center @ITRCSD and Eva Velasquez @ITRCCEO. We encourage you to make time to watch this quick 6 minute video in which Greger does a great job of explaining social […]

Why Are So Many People Still Using Bad Passwords?

While there’s only 1 reason to have strong passwords [security + privacy] (OK, that’s 2 reasons, but they’re tied at the hip, so let’s call it as it is), there are as many reasons to have bad passwords as there are people with an online account [for the sake of simplicity, we’ll round up to […]

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

World Password Day is May 5 this year! 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 hashtag #ChatSTC around […]