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Twitch is Hacked: Sends Mixed Messages About New Passwords

Twitch, the live video community for gamers, announced yesterday that ‘there may have been unauthorized access to some Twitch user account information.’ They had been hacked. That’s never good, and because the hackers may have had access to usernames and passwords, Twitch took the very sensible step of cancelling passwords and is forcing their users […]

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 […]

NPR: You Might Want to Take Another Pass at Your Passwords

NPR brings attention to passwords in a recent segment of Morning Edition (text and audio). They do a nice job pointing out how haphazardly – i.e. poorly – many people approach passwords and password security by, for example: – using really bad passwords like ‘password’ or ‘123457’ (The tricky part (not!) is supposed to be […]

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 […]

Internet Growth and You

Do you look at online security the same way you did 10 years ago – or even 2 years ago? Remember when you were little and your parents would put a book on your head as you stood in the door frame of the kitchen (stretching your neck as much as you could) to mark […]

WSJ Survey Roundup

The Wall Street Journal has a nice summary of a several recent surveys dealing with ‘risk and compliance’ issues. Of particular note in regards to online security and privacy: “Fuhgeddaboudit!: More than 60% of Americans want some version of the “right to be forgotten” law .” Sticky Password CTO Pavel Krcma talks about the practicality […]

Larry Bridwell Talks With CNBC’s Hamza Ali About ‘Insider Hacking’

Larry Bridwell, Sticky Password’s Global Security Strategist, chatted with CNBC’s Hamza Ali about ‘insider hacking’ – business IT systems being hacked or breached from inside the company. Cited in the article is an online poll of 300 IT decision makers conducted by Clearswift, a UK-based cyber security firm: a whopping 83% had experienced a data […]

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 […]

Russian Security Breach Revealed: What It Is and What You Need to Do

The headline in The New York Times is daunting, “Russian Hacking Amass Over a Billion Internet Passwords”. Yes: BILLION! The story? It is being reported that a close knit group of Russian hackers have breached massive amounts of data. Here are the numbers: more than 420,000 websites have been harvested and data stolen from them, […]