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How Do I Get Safari to Use 1Password Instead of Keychain?

Welcome back to Tech 911, Lifehacker’s weekly technology-advice column. This week, we’re tackling a question from a reader who finds it annoying when his browser prompts him to save passwords on a service he’d rather not use. Does this sound like you? Read on.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How Do I Get Safari to Use 1Password Instead of Keychain?

Welcome back to Tech 911, Lifehacker’s weekly technology-advice column. This week, we’re tackling a question from a reader who finds it annoying when his browser prompts him to save passwords on a service he’d rather not use. Does this sound like you? Read on.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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When a Company Asks You to Reset Your Password, Should You Be Worried?

We try our best to keep Lifehacker readers aware of recent data breaches and security vulnerabilities that might have compromised their data. Any good website or service should tell you what’s up, too. Sometimes, though, you get an email out of the blue that your account credentials have been compromised—even though…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Make Sure Your Passwords Stay Up to Date With This Google Chrome Extension

In this age of corporate hacks and massive password leaks, having a fresh, unleaked password is just as important as having one that’s hard to crack. To that end, Google just announced and launched a new Chrome extension that helps make sure your passwords haven’t been compromised and are still keeping your accounts…Read more… Continue […]

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‘Donald’ Was One of the Worst Passwords You Used in 2018

Is your password sunshine, 666666, or monkey? Bad news: if a hacker tries to guess your password, those are some of the very first ones they’ll try. SplashData, makers of the password managers SplashID, TeamsID, and Gpass, just released its annual “worst passwords” list. The company examined over 5 million leaked…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Strengthen Your Online Security With C.O.A.C.H.

Do you have any idea whether you’re “safe” online? Online security and privacy are complicated, and risks vary by person: you might worry about getting harassed, hacked, or your boss finding your terrible old blog posts and using them as an excuse to fire you. Crash Override’s Automated Cybersecurity Helper helps you…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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The iOS ‘Lockbox’ App Lets Firefox Users Pull Up Their Passwords Quickly 

iOS: There are plenty of incredible password managers out there—1Password and LastPass come to mind—but Mozilla has password-management aspirations of its own. The company just released two new new mobile apps as part of its Test Pilot program and one, Firefox Lockbox, is a pretty convenient way to pull up your…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Why Even Your Bullshit Accounts Deserve Strong Passwords

This week, password manager Dashlane analyzed ten years’ worth of passwords from public data breaches. The big lesson is, don’t reuse passwords. Not even a little, not even with a “formula.” Password formulas are easy to hack. And even your bullshit accounts deserve strong, unique passwords.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How Twitter’s Password Screwup Might Have Happened

Last week, Twitter revealed that it had accidentally stored some user passwords in plain text, and thus suggested that all users change their Twitter password. It was bad. But honestly not that bad, according to Tristan Bolton, founder of enterprise cloud provider BoltonSmith. We talked to him about how it might have…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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