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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, […]

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 […]