You've probably heard that regularly changing your password is an important part of protecting your personal information. Even more critical is choosing a password that is difficult to crack. Intel aims to educate and hopefully inspire users to create safer passwords with their just-announced Password Win contest. 30 first prize winners will receive McAfee All Access 2013 and three grand prize winners will be given Intel Ultrabooks.
The Iron Dome Password Manager is a free Android app that protects your passwords with secure 256-bit AES encryption--the same strength used by banks. Your data is secured on your device instead of being transmitted or hosted somewhere else. Iron Dome Password Manager doesn't require special permissions, but it does display ads. You might encounter Password Manager under the One Money name; and there's an unrelated game with the same name, too. We tried Iron Dome Password Manager in Android 4.1.1.
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More than ever before it is critical that the passwords you use online are secure. With more advanced and sophisticated technologies trying to access accounts ranging from Facebook to bank accounts, a secure password is the best line of defense you can put up. That's why apps like Amuck Password Generator are so useful; they provide a rudimentary and yet very effective tool for creating customized, highly-secure passwords for your online accounts.
Amuck Password Generator is a very basic app. It has a single screen with a handful of options that allow you to customize how your password will … Read more
How do you create a password that's strong yet easy to remember? That's the challenge we all face, and one that's prompted a few words of wisdom from McAfee.
In honor of Intel's so-dubbed Password Day, McAfee unveiled a series of tips and tricks on Tuesday aimed at helping all of us juggle the passwords we're forced to maintain across the Web. Its parent Intel has also chimed in with a page that tells you how long it would take to break a certain password. Let's look at Intel's page first.
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Daily deals Web site LivingSocial is the latest database target for hackers, who have compromised the personal information of more than 50 million people.
In internal LivingSocial e-mails obtained by AllThingsD, the unknown culprits appear to have made off with the names, e-mails, birthdates, and encrypted passwords of what appears to be the vast majority of LivingSocial customers.
The Washington, D.C.-based site, owned in part by Amazon, claims around 70 million customers worldwide. The company's divisions in the Philippines, South Korea, Indonesia, and Thailand remain unaffected because they are hosted on different servers.
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After the Associated Press' Twitter account was hacked into on Tuesday and the accounts of CBS News programs "60 Minutes" and "48 Hours" were hacked over the weekend, it's been made clear that Twitter needs to boost security. But, it may be doing just that.
According to Wired's Mat Honan, the social-networking site has reportedly been working on creating a two-factor authentication for user password verification. Honan writes that the company is currently carrying out internal testing before rolling out the new security control.
If you use different log-in information for all your online accounts, keeping it all in your head can be rather overwhelming. Password Bank for Mac helps you store all your precious data under one safe roof. Best of all, it utilizes 128-bit encryption to protect your passwords, too.
It only takes a few minutes to install and begin using this free security application. On startup, Password Bank for Mac offers a welcome screen with a log-in field. The default password is 1234, which you can change later. Logging in gives you access to a rather simple but quite intuitive interface. … Read more
A group of tech companies looking to replace passwords for online identity authentication gained a powerful ally Tuesday in the form of Google.
The consortium, called the Fast IDentity Online Alliance (FIDO), is working to develop standards-based alternatives for verifying a user's identity when trying to login to Web sites and online accounts. Formed in 2012, the group proposes specifications that will support a variety of authentication technologies, including biometrics such as fingerprint scanners and voice and facial recognition, as well as security tokens, near field communication, and one-time passwords.
The Web giant joins founding members Lenovo, PayPal, Nok … Read more