Hackers use various techniques to steal passwords, and their methods continue to evolve as security measures improve. Here are some common methods that hackers employ to steal passwords: Protecting yourself from these attacks involves adopting good cybersecurity practices: Being aware of these methods and staying informed about evolving cybersecurity threats is crucial for maintaining the… Continue reading How do hackers steal passwords?
Last Updated on 25 November 2023 by Daniel Megan Squire, Elon University Since 2009, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents have been allowed to search electronic devices carried by citizens or noncitizens as they cross the border into the United States from other countries. More recently, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly suggested this digital vetting… Continue reading Why we should not know our own passwords
Last Updated on 14 November 2023 by Daniel There isn’t a one-size-fits-all answer to the question of which Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) method is the most secure, as it depends on various factors and the specific use case. However, I can provide information on some common 2FA methods and their characteristics: It’s important to note that… Continue reading Which is the most secure Two Factor Authentication (2FA)?
Robert Diab, Thompson Rivers University If someone was accused of a crime and police suspected that evidence could be found on their phone, would it surprise you to learn that the police can order them to provide their password? Following Britain’s lead, Australia recently passed a law that allows police to compel decryption, which means… Continue reading Compelling people to reveal their passwords is posing a challenge to police and courts
Last Updated on 4 November 2023 by Daniel Hitesh Tewari, Trinity College Dublin The internet is unique in that it has no central control, administration or authority. It has given everyone with access to it a platform to express their views and exchange ideas with others instantaneously. But in recent years, internet services such as… Continue reading Four ways blockchain could make the internet safer, fairer and more creative
Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) enhances security by requiring users to provide multiple forms of authentication before granting access to an account or system. There are several types of MFA methods, each offering different layers of security. Some common types of MFA include: Something You Know (Knowledge): Password: This is the most common form of authentication. Users… Continue reading What are the types of Multi-Factor Authentication?
Last Updated on 29 October 2023 by Daniel Securing website authentication is critical for protecting user accounts and sensitive data. There are several methods and best practices to enhance website authentication security: Remember that security is an ongoing process. Keep your systems and practices up to date with the latest security standards and adapt to… Continue reading What are the methods to secure website authentication?
Last Updated on 2 October 2023 by Daniel Jeff Inglis, The Conversation Editor’s note: the following is roundup of previously published articles. Passwords are everywhere – and they present an impossible puzzle. Social media profiles, financial records, personal correspondence and vital work documents are all protected by passwords. To keep all that information safe, the… Continue reading Using truly secure passwords: 6 essential reads
Last Updated on 19 September 2023 by Daniel Janne Lindqvist, Rutgers University Nearly 80 percent of Americans own a smartphone, and a growing proportion of them use smartphones for internet access, not just when they’re on the go. This leads to people storing considerable amounts of personal and private data on their mobile devices. Often,… Continue reading Could a doodle replace your password?
When it comes to managing passwords, there are several practices you should avoid to maintain good security hygiene. Here’s a list of things you shouldn’t do with passwords: By following these guidelines and practicing good password management habits, you can significantly enhance the security of your online accounts and protect your personal information from unauthorized… Continue reading What shouldn’t I do with passwords?