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These New Password Best Practices from the NIST Are Not What You Think

These New Password Best Practices from the NIST Are Not What You Think

When a hacker tries to access one of your accounts, the first challenge they must overcome is the password. This is why industry professionals always encourage you to create them with security in mind. The latest guidelines issued by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, or NIST, are not quite conventional or traditional, but they do give valuable insights...

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Cybersecurity Lessons to be Learned From a Spotify Hack

Cybersecurity Lessons to be Learned From a Spotify Hack

  • By Rafiq Masri
  • December 11, 2020
  • Security

We will often keep an eye on current events to find practical examples to use as evidence in support of our recommended best practices, but a relatively recent Spotify hack has given us a special opportunity. We now have the opportunity to use this one story to reinforce not one, but two such practices. Let’s dive in, shall we? (more…)

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Tip of the Week: It’s Possible to Change Your Windows Password Without Knowing Your Password, Here’s How

In a recent survey, it was discovered that the average computer user has a whopping 27 online passwords to remember. Unsurprisingly, the same survey found that 37 percent of people forget at least one password each week. For many online services, forgetting a password means simply resetting it via email, but what if you forget your Windows password? Normally, you...

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Tip of the Week: Protect Your Word Document with a Password

  • By Rafiq Masri
  • July 4, 2020
  • How To

Some documents contain more sensitive data on them than others, making them important to protect. When it won’t do to have documents containing boatloads of sensitive data available to anyone who obtains the document, you can turn to Microsoft Word to have a feature that protects them: password protection. Not All Documents Require Protection Granted, not every single document your...

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Password Security Needs to Be a Priority

  • By Rafiq Masri
  • July 1, 2020
  • How To

Passwords are everywhere. It seems that every account requires a password, in addition to the devices we use to access these accounts. This is a good thing, as it only helps to increase security - assuming that the password is strong. After all, a password that anyone can guess can hardly be called a password at all. Unfortunately, recent insights...

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