Siamo onesti riguardo le nostre abitudini di password?

Parlare di password è sempre interessante. Mentre tutti sappiamo che non sono mai abbastanza sicure, dobbiamo ancora passare a qualsiasi alternativa che sia altrettanto conveniente. Recentemente PCMag.com ha cercato di ottenere delle risposte riguardo alle password, e così ha intervistato 2.500 consumatori degli Stati Uniti per avere un’idea delle loro abitudini. I risultati sono strani […]

Stay safe: Massive database of stolen passwords surfaces

Every few months, it seems, a big trove of usernames and passwords surfaces somewhere. This week it was uncovered by Bob Diachenko of Kromtech Security Research Center. He wrote about a massive trove of emails and passwords appearing online. As Diachenko explains, the database of 560 million emails and passwords may have been curated from other exposures, […]

Gestor de contraseñas: ¿herramienta segura o vulnerable?

Seamos realistas: las contraseñas no son sólo un incordio, encima ni siquiera logran ser seguras. El ciudadano medio tiene docenas de combinaciones de nombre de usuario y contraseña que debe recordar y muchos llegan a acumular cientos de combinaciones que no utilizan. Es imposible recordarlas todas, y ese es un gran motivo para que la […]

Logiciels de gestion de mot de passe : outil sécurisé ou point faible ?

Soyons honnêtes: au-delà du fait que se souvenir d’eux est parfois un casse-tête, les mots de passe ne sont pas en soi les verrous les plus efficaces pour protéger nos données. En moyenne, une personne a des dizaines de combinaisons de noms d’utilisateur et de mot de passe à retenir. Les personnes qui ont une […]

Password managers: Secure tool or single point of weakness?

Let’s face it: Passwords are not only a hassle, they also don’t make the most effective locks. The average person has dozens of username and password combinations to remember. People who are very active online have hundreds of such combinations. It’s just impossible to remember them all, and that’s a big reason why people tend to use the same password […]

About that Twitter password ‘breach’

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Twitter recently put millions of users on notice to reset their passwords after the company learned that passwords were, somehow, available on the Dark Web. But Twitter contends — and it’s very plausible — that these passwords were not pilfered from Twitter’s servers. According to this Twitter blog post, the “purported Twitter @names and passwords may have […]

Is it time to STOP expiring passwords?

Picture the scene: You’ve just been on a wonderful vacation it’s been a great time to relax and do something you love, but now you are walking into your place of work. Waiting for you is a mountain of emails and you want to get right to it. You take out your iPad, Android tablet or open […]

LastPass mitigates phishing flaw in its password management software

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Even as many online services and enterprises have come to embrace stronger authentication, the password still remains the primary key to most online kingdoms. With that in mind, it’s unfortunate that an all-too easy phishing attack made it possible to crack  the widely used password manager LastPass. Prior to publicly disclosing the flaw, Sean Cassidy, the […]