Password Managers – Making Sense of Too Many Logins

Quick: name all of your online accounts that require your input of a username and password. Are there more than five? More than ten? Twenty? It might surprise you to learn that the average Internet user has 26 online accounts, and yet uses an average of five passwords amongst all of them. For individuals between the ages of 25-34, the number of […] Continue Reading

Passwords: the Strong, the Weak, and the Repeated

If you’re one of the unfortunate souls who has had an online account hacked, you know that the fallout from such an event can range from the merely uncomfortable to all-out disastrous.  Hackers can gain entry into online accounts in any number of ways, but by far the most common is the password hack.  Password hacks most often are the result of […] Continue Reading

Your Password is More Important Than You Think

A secure password is the equivalent of a good deadbolt on your door – it keeps the bad guys from getting in and stealing your stuff.  Most people wouldn’t think of leaving for the day without locking the house, and yet many people don’t give a lot of thought to creating a strong password.  The news is rife with tales of hacked […] Continue Reading