If you will be upgrading to Windows 10 it will at least have the capability of doing so. Windows 10 will be featuring what they are calling ‘Windows Hello’ (Uh oh, I’m reminded of a certain little paperclip) which will allow users to unlock their devices using a fingerprint, iris scanner or other biometric security […]

Of late there as been a bit of trash talking passwords. Some claim they are on life support and will soon be obsolete. But in a world without passwords how can we secure our accounts? One answer is biometrics. Some familiar examples of biometrics are fingerprints or retinal scans. It’s genius, no more forgetting passwords, […]

2014 has been wrapped up – and with the end of the year comes a tallying of the year’s most popular passwords! Among these champions of defense against vicious thieves and scammers are: 12345678 in the number four slot! And then there’s 12345 in the number three position! In at number one is (drum roll) […]

Protecting your privacy in today’s connected world can be a full time job – at least. You may not be able to go completely dark to the data brokers and others who are out there in the jungle that is the internet, but you can take steps to protect yourself. CBS aired a great segment […]

As reported by Dan Goodin on Ars Technica, Jeremi Gosney, the founder and CEO of Stricture Consulting Group has just unveiled a five server system that is capable of brute force cracking any strong eight character password in about five and a half hours. This is four times faster than previous capabilities. The cluster of […]

Keeping Your Accounts Secure It seems that each new week brings another alert about hackers stealing account information and a warning to change your passwords. Having a strong password is not enough, criminals can get to your account through weaknesses that are outside of your control. Constantly changing passwords makes managing those passwords challenging. There […]

Have you ever heard of a man named Fernando Corbató? If you have an email account, do online banking, or spend hours scrolling through Facebook posts you should thank him. He’s the inventor of the computer password. This was done in the early sixties and we are still using it today. But as computing power continues […]