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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 […]

Teaching Kids About Passwords

Passwords are not going away anytime soon. If kids don’t learn basic password management skills for the devices, apps, sites and games they use, we’re setting our kids up for long-term failure from a security perspective. The security skills kids learn today are extremely important as passwords (in some form) will most likely be used […]

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Passwords and Digital Amnesia

How important are your passwords ? Let’s start this blog entry on a philosophical note: If you had an accident and lost all your memories would you still be the same person? Also would you be the same person if you liked different kinds of music, made other decisions in life or had different friends? […]

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 […]