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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 […]

Stay Safe When Using Public Wi-Fi

It’s tempting, isn’t it? You’re sitting in a coffee shop, on a train or in a shopping mall, and you notice a free Wi-Fi network. Logging on would let you use your laptop or save data on your smart phone plan. But there’s one big problem with taking advantage of these public Wi-Fi networks: Your […]

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 […]

Securing Your Router Keeps the Entire Internet Safer

You’re sitting at home, surfing the internet, without a care in the world. Your computer and all the sites you visit are protected with good passwords, thanks to Sticky Password. Your firewall is turned on. Your antivirus is running and up to date. You feel protected from all the nasty threats out there in cyberspace, […]