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, […]

Passwords – The Cure For What Ails You

My hat is off to Mauricio Estrella. He tells a wonderful and inspirational story that begins with two things in life that everyone knows are depressing: divorce and passwords. There he was, a man just going through the motions when he discovered that those motions were exactly what he needed to get his life in […]

National Geographic Presents The Perfect Password

We’ve been fans of National Geographic for as long as we can remember. We love the magazine and their wildlife documentaries! Just writing this brings up a picture in our mind of a pride of lions lounging in the hot sun of the Serengeti! Now we’ve come across this short video on creating the perfect […]

Larry Bridwell Talks About Passwords with Hannah Kuchler of the Financial Times

Hannah Kuchler of the Financial Times talks with our Larry Bridwell and other industry leaders about the future of authentication – i.e. passwords. Advances in authentication methods have long predicted the demise of the password however there are many reasons why existing security techniques will be with us for the foreseeable future. In a “the more […]

Passwords Made Them Do It

A news station in Denver, Colorado, recently did an investigative report claiming that the local Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) was biased because of a list of joke passwords that was being passed around the office. (Scroll down to watch the video.) Here’s our anchorman: “The idea here is that you walk in and they’ve […]

Hackers and the Passwords They Use

Passwords are the Achilles’ heel of the average hacker. Just think how unfair it would be, if hackers were able to break into other people’s accounts while at the same time they were protected by strong login credentials. As it is, a recent study reveals that hackers are just as much at risk as the […]

Passwords, Uniquely

“Create your own visual style… let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others.” Orson Welles (1915-1985) A key element of a strong password is that it must be unique. No copying! Lorrie Faith Cranor has flipped this axiom on its head. Lorrie, a professor of computer science at Carnegie Mellon University in […]