In the recent Yahoo! security breach, 400,000 passwords were compromised. The most shocking part about it is the passwords were stored unencrypted. Thats right.. clear text unencrypted.
Between this most recent breach, LinkedIn, and countless others, other than quitting the internet – what can you do about it to protect yourself?
The following are five simple steps you can take right now to protect yourself and your online accounts:
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When your hard drive fails or your laptop breaks, how do you recover lost data? Sure, having a backup is great.. But what if you don’t? Or what if your backup isn’t so recent? Just because a hard drive fails or your dropped laptop breaks, doesn’t mean your data is totally gone. In most cases […] Continue reading →
Ever lose your data due to a bad Hard Drive? Or were you lucky and just had a drive go bad? Traditional Hard Drive technology is roughly 40 years old. It’s mechanical and was designed for stationary use. Hard Drives weren’t created for mobile use in laptops, phones or iPods. By nature of their design, […] Continue reading →
OS X running Safari was hacked again at Pwn2own by Charlie Miller for the third year in a row. Tired of Apple’s (and other software companies) lackluster approach to securing their product, he announced he will not be disclosing vulnerabilities to them anymore. He’ll gladly show Apple how he finds them, hoping they will begin […] Continue reading →
Wireless hotspots are convenient, and with mobile devices such as the iPhone, Blackberry, iPod Touch, Android phones, the iPad and other wireless gadgets, its not just laptops connecting anymore. With a free and unencrypted connection in a public space, its just as easy and convienient for someone else to monitor your internet traffic. Here’s what […] Continue reading →