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In defense lies the best offence: Six tips to keep your digital world safe
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In defense lies the best offence: Six tips to keep your digital world safe

Do not ‘talk’ to strangers, which means don’t click on links, open attachments sent by addresses you don’t know.

Get your Net guard up: Tools and services that can protect your online data from hackers
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Get your Net guard up: Tools and services that can protect your online data from hackers

Tools like Google Password Checkup and HTTPS everywhere and more can help you guard your data online.

Hackers can use smartphone microphones to track your passwords: Research
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Hackers can use smartphone microphones to track your passwords: Research

The microphone can even pick up typing sound waves in crowded and noisy places.

Microsoft will no longer ask you to periodically change your Windows 10 password
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Microsoft will no longer ask you to periodically change your Windows 10 password

Microsoft has finally removed its 60-day password expiration policy from its Windows 10 security baseline

Beyond the basics: 5 security tips for consumers to protect their identity in the era of data breaches
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Beyond the basics: 5 security tips for consumers to protect their identity in the era of data breaches

India has seen its share of data breaches and security hacks recently and is being quickly identified as one of the most affected geographies world over.

Researchers have made a meter that helps users make stronger and easier to remember passwords
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Researchers have made a meter that helps users make stronger and easier to remember passwords

The new meter led users to create stronger passwords that were no harder to remember than passwords created without the feedback.

Experts claim that bad passwords are a significant threat to cyber security in India
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Experts claim that bad passwords are a significant threat to cyber security in India

Even though the number of internet users in India is expected to reach 420 million by June, there is still a lack of awareness about passwords among the masses.

Valentine's Day-centric fake apps surge, increase security risks: Norton Mobile Survey
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Valentine's Day-centric fake apps surge, increase security risks: Norton Mobile Survey

Nearly 59 percent of people who used online dating services or apps on their mobile devices reported experiencing a security problem, a survey by global leader in cyber security Norton by Symantec has revealed.

Visa applicants who want to go to America maybe required to hand over social media passwords
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Visa applicants who want to go to America maybe required to hand over social media passwords

Foreign travellers visiting the US may have to hand over their social media passwords for background check, a move which could come as part of the effort to toughen vetting of visitors, US Homeland Security Secretary has said.

Yahoo hack highlights the need for strong passwords and reset old ones
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Yahoo hack highlights the need for strong passwords and reset old ones

News that Yahoo was breached back in 2013, and the personal information of more than one billion of its users was stolen, should serve as a reminder that everyone's email and personal information is vulnerable to hacking.

Legion: Here's how to keep your online accounts safe from malicious attacks by hacker groups
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Legion: Here's how to keep your online accounts safe from malicious attacks by hacker groups

There are some elementary safety precautions that you can take to secure yourself against attacks by groups such as Legion.

App Review: Enpass, an extremely versatile password manager with extensive cross-platform support
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App Review: Enpass, an extremely versatile password manager with extensive cross-platform support

A detailed review of Enpass Password Manager to securely save all your sensitive personal data. An Impressive feature-rich password manager with great cross-platform support.

EU rules that force users to use password for digital payments above 10 euros may not help, says Visa
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EU rules that force users to use password for digital payments above 10 euros may not help, says Visa

The European Union's planned rules to reduce fraud by forcing the use of passwords or codes to authenticate electronic payments above 10 euros ($10.60) risk disrupting online shopping and may not increase security, Visa said on Tuesday.

Man arrested for hacking into  more than 1,000 email accounts across two universities
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Man arrested for hacking into more than 1,000 email accounts across two universities

An Arizona man was arrested on Wednesday on charges that he hacked into over 1,000 email accounts for students and others at two universities and tried to do the same at 75 other higher-education institutions throughout the country.

Use long random string for a password, preferably 32 characters long, say experts
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Use long random string for a password, preferably 32 characters long, say experts

With Yahoo announcing a massive data breach last week where 500 million of its user accounts were compromised in 2014, experts feel that the trick to avoid email account hacking is to use really long random string for a password.

Hackers steal 68 million Dropbox user credentials
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Hackers steal 68 million Dropbox user credentials

Cloud-based data storage company Dropbox said Thursday that user IDs and passwords of some 68 million clients were stolen four years ago and recently leaked onto the internet.

With Project YOLO, Google and Dashlane hope to make passwords obsolete
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With Project YOLO, Google and Dashlane hope to make passwords obsolete

Google and Dashlane are collaborating on a project that will make passwords obsolete. The project is called Project YOLO (You Only Login Once) and is planned as an Open API for developers.

ATM PINs can be revealed by your smartwatch
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ATM PINs can be revealed by your smartwatch

Cyber criminals can easily exploit wearable devices such as smartwatches and fitness trackers to steal sensitive information like your ATM PIN or passwords for electronic door locks, warns a new study.

Google plans to move away from passwords for logins
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Google plans to move away from passwords for logins

Google plans to gradually move away from the current framework of login's that relies on the age old concept of Username and Password.

LinkedIn invalidates millions of potentially compromised passwords
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LinkedIn invalidates millions of potentially compromised passwords

A 2012 LinkedIn (LNKD.N) data theft may have affected far more users than originally thought, the professional networking site said on Wednesday.