passwords

How To Find Long-Lost Passwords Hiding In Your Browser

Wait just a second before clicking that ‘Forgot password?’ link — chances are that your browser has your password stored somewhere in the depths of its memory. Head to your browser’s cache of login details if you can’t recall your credentials, or you’re signing in on a new device altogether.


Canadian Startup Wants To Replace Passwords With Your Heartbeat

Passwords are almost undisputedly broke: seemingly every month, a different major online service gets hacked, along with all your credit card details (and a few celeb’s personal photos). A Canadian startup thinks it has the solution: using your heartbeat as the authentication method.


iCloud's Two-Step Authentication Is Back And Now Covers Backups

Good news after a harrowing week: Your iCloud account is now (a little) more secure. After popping up briefly and then disappearing — and a highly publicised, unfortunately timed security breach — iCloud’s two-step authentication has returned for good, with several important improvements, according to Ars Technica.


Russian Hackers Are Hoarding More Than A Billion Stolen Passwords

A Russian crime gang is in possession the largest known collection of stolen passwords, user names, email addresses and other online credentials. That’s one of the worst collections a Russian crime gang can have other than, I don’t know, rocket launchers and dirty bombs.


Should Your Family Get Access To Your Online Accounts When You Die?

It’s a question that will eventually — hopefully not soon! — confront you, me and every other person reading this: Should our loved ones gain access to our digital lives, from email to Instagram to financial accounts, after we die? A cadre of state-appointed lawyers are creating a bill that would allow for just that.


The Case For Using Shitty Passwords

We all know it’s important to take our online security seriously, but hold on just a second before you stuff that next password full of just the right combination of symbols, numbers, upper and lowercase letters. Shitty passwords have their place.


It's Freakishly Easy To Steal Phone PINs With Google Glass

Not feeling paranoid enough today? Here you go: Your phone lock screen might actually make it easier for nefarious cyber bandits to steal your passwords.


How Did Apple's Australian iCloud Hack Happen?

Apple users were rightly mystified this week by some iPads, iPhones and Macs being compromised, remotely locked and held to ransom. Security experts have weighed in on the possible cause, and their recommended solutions.


Australian Police, Government: Change Your Apple ID Password ASAP

In the wake of some Apple IDs being compromised and users’ iPhones and iPads being held to ransom, Stay Smart Online and NSW Police have some advice: change your Apple ID password as soon as possible, and avoid any possible headaches in the future.


Hackers Are Using Find My iPhone To Hold Australian iOS Devices For Ransom

A strange rash of virtual iPhone kidnappings in Australia recently spread to the United States. Hackers appear to be using Find My iPhone to lock iOS devices remotely and then demanding a ransom to unlock them. Said ransom is payable through PayPal. You should not pay it.


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