A look at a list of the worst passwords of 2020, plus my password security advice.
Password manager creator SplashData has released its list of the top 25 worst passwords of 2019, based on information gathered from data breaches. Often, a new password based on some cultural trend makes
For years, password creation advice has consisted of variations on “use a mix of lower case letters, upper case letters, numbers, and special characters.” There’s also “change passwords
A ransomware attack late last week affected various computers around the world; the hardest hit nation was the United Kingdom. There, hospitals had to turn away patients (unless it was an emergency), as
Earlier this week, Congress voted along party lines to undo FCC regulations passed last year meant to strengthen privacy for Internet users. Set to take effect later this year, the rules would’
Online security for Internet users has come up a lot in recent weeks. Some of this stems from recent regressive or authoritarian political changes in various Western countries. Said changes range from Brexit
Yahoo, the one-time tech titan, has a new problem on its hands. Reuters and others have reported that last year, Yahoo scanned all users’ emails for the US government. Background Similar government
As you may recall, longtime Internet veteran company Yahoo reported last week that it was hit by a very nasty hack in 2014. On top of this came news this week revealing Yahoo
Two-factor authentication (2FA for short) has gained traction in recent years. This is thanks to an increased focus on online security, plus a response to some of passwords’ flaws. What’s
Yet another security breach has happened, and this time, the victim’s Yahoo. Yahoo’s reported that a security breach has led to a whopping 500 million users’ information stolen.