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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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CloudBleed and You

You may have heard about a recent vulnerability that has affected Cloudflare, and therefore certain sites that use cloudflare services.  Cloudflare is a "Content Delivery Network" or CDN, and is used to speed up websites by acting as a "cache" that sits between...

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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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Biometrics: How Do They Work? Are They Safe?

used with permission from Norton by Symantec, by Nadia Kovacs Biometrics are part of the cutting edge of technology. Put simply, biometrics are any metrics related to human features. Fingerprinting is a very early and simple version of biometrics, like when you login...

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A word about passwords

used with permission from FTC Business Center Blog by Lesley Fair On the old game show "Password," the host whispered a word to contestants, who then gave clues to celebrities. The first to guess correctly advanced to the Lighting Round. The loser went home with a...

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