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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 […]

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 […]