Articles in Category: Passwords

Possible LastPass Phishing Vulnerability

News broke over the weekend regarding a potential phishing vulnerability that could lead you to give a hacker your Lastpass master password.

How do I change my LastPass master password?

It’s not something we do often, but occasionally it’s important to be able to change your LastPass master password.

How Do I Disable Remembered Passwords in My Browser?

Web browsers aren’t necessarily the most secure approach to saving your login passwords. I’ll show you how to disable the feature and clear out any previously remembered passwords in IE, Firefox and Chrome.

Why Are Sites Making It Difficult for Password Managers?

Long passwords are your top-line of defense in internet security. Don’t let any trends steer you in the other direction.

Would changing user names result in additional security?

Common wisdom is that you should change passwords periodically; so should you change user names too? My take: common wisdom is wrong from the start.

Why Do Services like Google and Microsoft Ask for a Phone Number?

Many online services request that you provide additional information such as your phone number. I’ll look at how that’s typically used and why it’s a good thing.

Is a Long Password of Repeating Characters Good or Not?

The problem is that we don’t know what approach hackers are using to break your password. So, to be safe, the best password is both long and complex.

What If a Password is Limited to only 8 Characters?

Some devices, sites and software use passwords that are limited to 8 characters. Today that’s often insufficient, but I’ll look at what steps you can take to increase security.

How Do I Create a Windows 7 Password Reset Disk, and Why Would I Want To?

Windows includes a little-known and little-used feature that allows you to reset your Windows password if you’ve lost or forgotten it. There’s only one catch: you need to prepare.