Category Archives: Security

If you don’t want Google to have all of your passwords, you need to turn off Smart Lock

I know it’s convenient to have your Chrome browser save all of your passwords so that you don’t have to type them in each time. However, this is a big security risk.

If I were you, I would go to … Read more

Lessons From the Dyn DDoS Attack

A week ago Friday, someone took down numerous popular websites in a massive distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack against the domain name provider Dyn. DDoS attacks are neither new nor sophisticated. The attacker sends a massive amount of traffic, causing … Read more

Yahoo: One Billion More Accounts Hacked

Just months after disclosing a breach that compromised the passwords for a half billion of its users, Yahoo now says a separate incident has jeopardized data from at least a billion more user accounts. The company also warned attackers have … Read more

How To Use a USB Stick To Securely Log In to Gmail

If you’ve configured two-step verification for your Gmail account, rather than checking your mobile for codes you can plug in a verified USB stick instead. You can carry it wherever you go, and of course, it doesn’t lose battery or … Read more

How To Check If You’ve Been Hacked Within Seconds

Even if your password is a bit more complicated that “qwerty,” your information is always out there in the big, bad world of the Internet. Just this week, it was revealed that hundreds of millions of account details had been … Read more