Articles tagged: password

How Long Should a Password Be?

For years, the standard practice has been to assume that eight-character passwords made up of sufficiently random characters was enough. Not any more. Not even close.

Who’s Trying to Change My Password? Why It Happens and What to Do

If your account has not actually been hacked, there’s little anyone can do to find out who’s trying to log in as you. But there are steps you can take to protect yourself from would-be hackers and phishing scams.

Phishing: How to Know It When You See It

Phishing is a way scammers trick you into providing your personal and financial details. Phishing opens the door to identity theft, and more.

Are Password Managers Safe?

Password management utilities are great tools to manage your passwords and be more secure about how you use them.

Tip of the Day: LastPass Password History

Tip of the Day: Don’t Get Attached to Your Password

Will backups run if my PC asks for a password?

Scheduling regular backups is an important step in your overall backup strategy. But they do have to run when your computer is on and accessible.

How Do I Change My Hotmail or Outlook.com Password?

How to change your Hotmail or Outlook.com password isn’t always obvious, particularly when Microsoft keeps changing the interface. I’ll walk you through how to change your Hotmail password.