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Anatomy of a hack: Team meets a professor's challenge

An NYU professor challenged a team of hackers to break into his online world. They did, but it wasn't easy or cheap.

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Researchers propose stories for password retention

Carnegie Mellon researchers have developed a way to use stories and pictures to help users easily create and remember passwords.

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Quick tips to secure passwords

Passwords must be easy to remember and hard to guess, but it's possible to achieve with some numbers games.

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Some password managers are safer than others

Susan Taylor worries that password managers may not be sufficiently secure. "What if the password manager company is hacked?"

123456: Millions of Adobe hack victims used horrible passwords

A security researcher has poured through file dumps of leaked Adobe password info, and surprise! Millions of people use utterly atrocious passwords.

Save your Internet bacon with two-factor authentication

Why log in once when you can log in twice? Two-factor authentication can give you some added protection, and it's fairly easy to set up.

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Adobe security breach worse than originally thought

A security breach at Adobe earlier in October will impact at least 38 million users, according to Krebs on Security—and that number could grow because a recent file dump of usernames and hashed passwords taken from Adobe.

Disable Windows' logon password

Don doesn't need to keep other people off his PC. He asked me how he could skip the logon screen and boot directly into Windows without a password.

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Tips for tougher passwords

It's National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and security firm Rapid7 has released an awareness note focused on passwords, something that can either make or break a person's overall level of security.

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How to set up two-factor authentication in Evernote

Even freebie accounts can now benefit from this valuable security feature.