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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), […]

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 […]

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 […]

Passwords, Everyday!

You use passwords everyday: sending email, shopping online, staying in touch via Facebook, Twitter, and your other social media, banking online, making new contacts via LinkedIn, calling grandma over Skype, checking your children’s grades, updating this week’s fantasy football roster, and on and on… You can’t escape them, because just about everything you do online […]

Security Resolutions for 2016

Dear Sticky Password blog readers! Let me wish you a safe and Happy New Year! Today, instead of a new tutorial for you, I have some straightforward ideas for New Year’s resolutions that you’ll want to keep: I will use a unique password for each website. I will install software updates. I will use 2 factor […]

Who are your passwords protecting you against?

When it comes to passwords, we all deal with them somehow. We have to, because passwords are just about everywhere these days. Whether you have yours on a spreadsheet on your PC, or written on a piece of paper (or lots of pieces of paper), or you have that one ‘super’ password you use on […]

Setting Password Reminders

Even little kids today know that passwords should be strong and should be changed regularly. But how do you know that the password you’re using is strong? And how can you remember when to change my password? Sticky Password users don’t have to worry about that. Let’s explore Sticky Password warnings! There are two types of warnings in […]

A Stampede of Passwords

A significant element of being in control of a situation is having the associated feeling: that calm sense that you’re not overwhelmed, that you can handle it. A small herd of elephants in the distance doesn’t seem all that dangerous. Not until it is picking up speed and heading in your direction. Not surprisingly, the […]

The TalkTalk Hack and What It Means for Your Security

The web and news sites are of full of the recent breaking story and updates about the hack of TalkTalk – the British provider of broadband services. Interest in the hack is very high – as are questions about password security. One category of questions can be summarized as: I don’t have a TalkTalk account, […]

Are You Really Going to Use That?

When it comes to protecting data, small businesses often set themselves up for unnecessary trouble because they overreach the type and amount of data they collect from their clients and potential customers. As part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, our blog Are You Really Going to Use That? came out on the 360 Cyber […]