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You need Multi-factor Authentication

“Authentication” is the process of proving that you are who you say you are. Traditionally that's been done with a username and a password. Unfortunately, authenticating with a username/password alone is simply not good enough in today’s world. Usernames are often...

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Are passwords passé?

used with permission from HP Tech@Work Is my password still enough, or do I need more? Without question, security is critical these days. Whether it’s device, online, or mobile security, the need for protection is obvious, and the risk can’t be ignored. For years,...

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Are social logins safe to use?

used with permission from Norton by Symantec By now you’ve noticed you typically have two options to log in to an online account. One is the traditional username and password combination. The other is the social login, which uses your credentials for a social...

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Data Breaches That Made Headlines in 2016

used with permission from Norton by Symantec, by Christina Schubert   980 data breaches occurred in 2016. That left an approximate 35,233,317 known records exposed. Over the years, data breaches have become more sophisticated, and cybercriminals target both...

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How a Gmail Password Stealing Scam Works

used with permission from Norton by Symantec Sophisticated cybercriminals have devised a way to steal email credentials that bypasses two-factor authentication security and doesn’t rely on otherwise easy-to-spot phishing methods. Here’s what you need to know to...

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