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The critical, widespread Heartbleed bug and you: How to keep your private info safe

Heartbleed is a devastating bug that shatters online encryption efforts. But don't freak out! Here's how to stay safe from the horrid Heartbleed vulnerability.

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Password Safe review: Solid management tool for technical users

This database is great for storing, organizing, and searching for passwords, but it's hampered by a lack of browser integration.

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Use KeePass in both Windows and Android

You keep your passwords safely stored in KeePass on your Windows PC. Here's how to access them in Android, as well.

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5 password managers that protect your personal data too

Call them "password managers," but these digital vaults secure credit card numbers, bank account information, and more.

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Can a hacker use a brute-force attack to steal an online password?

Given enough time and computing power, a brute force attack can theoretically crack any password. But is that a real threat to Internet accounts?

Kickstarter hacked; logins, encrypted passwords accessed

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User data was stolen, though credit card information remained intact, Kickstarter said.

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Log into Windows 8 without having to type a strong password

An online password should be long and complex. A Windows login password should be easy to type. Windows 8 expects you to use one password for both. I offer three solutions.

Yahoo Mail hack teaches a valuable lesson

The recent hack of Yahoo Mail is a great opportunity to stress common sense security practices.

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Sticky Password Cloud 7 review: The ideal solution for password management across platforms

The latest update to Sticky Password adds management tools and cloud integration. It's still a tiny file on your PC, but it makes it easy to manage passwords from your Mac and mobile devices as well.

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The 25 worst passwords of 2013: 'password' gets dethroned

The new champion isn't much better, though.