• Dec 5, 2018
  • Ashley Perna
  • General Privacy and Security, Online Activity, Tutorials,

How to Set a Strong Passcode on Your Mobile Device

Without a strong passcode, everything on your mobile device is accessible by anyone. That includes thieves, random co-workers, and local law enforcement officers and the FBI. Even if you only keep your mobile device secure in your pocket or at home, imagine the damage your child could do once they access your Amazon account. Adding … Continue reading “How to Set a Strong Passcode on Your Mobile Device”

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  • Nov 26, 2018
  • Summer Hirst
  • General Privacy and Security, Online Activity, Tutorials,

How to protect against keyloggers

Keyloggers – those pesky pieces of malware that track whatever you do on your device. They log all keystrokes you make and can record everything – from the websites you visit to your banking credentials. Keyloggers can be software or hardware based. However, hardware keyloggers are more difficult to install because a hacker will need … Continue reading “How to protect against keyloggers”

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  • Nov 24, 2018
  • Jayson Q.
  • General Privacy and Security, Online Activity, Tutorials,

Why a passcode is better than biometric access

TL/DR: Don’t use your fingerprintsor facial recognition as access passwords. Biometric access is not secure. Fingerprints or facial recognition as passwords are not legally protected. You can’t change your fingerprints or face but a password should always be changeable. More and more technology is being released with the addition of a biometric scanners; Apple’s iPhone feature biometric … Continue reading “Why a passcode is better than biometric access”

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  • Nov 24, 2018
  • Summer Hirst
  • General Privacy and Security, Online Activity, Tutorials,

What is Two-Factor or Multi-Factor Authentication?

A colleague got to know your password and BAM, your account is hacked. Strong passwords are good. But they’re not good enough. That’s why you need two-factor or multi-factor authentication. It’s an extra layer of security that requires hackers to need your password AND another piece of information to gain access to your account. This … Continue reading “What is Two-Factor or Multi-Factor Authentication?”

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PMKID Dumping: WiFi Password Attacks are Easier Than Previously Thought

It’s a little easier to attack some wireless networks than previously thought. That’s because Jens Steube, the developer of the popular password cracking tool hashcat, has found a new way to make the process easier, under the right conditions. We've developed a new attack on WPA/WPA2. There's no more complete 4-way handshake recording required. Here's … Continue reading “PMKID Dumping: WiFi Password Attacks are Easier Than Previously Thought”

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