Articles by Larry Magid

Fighting back against online harassment and cyberbullying

February 11, 2016

By Larry Magid A whopping 65 percent of Internet users between the ages of 18 and 29 were the target of abuse. Among young adult women, 26 percent of those who were harassed online were stalked while 25 percent were the target of online sexual harassment.

Safer Internet Day has lessons for us all

February 3, 2016

For the past 13 years, countries across Europe have celebrated Safer Internet Day on the second Tuesday of February. And, since 2014, the event has also been celebrated in

Data Privacy Day: Passwords are broken but here are partial fixes

January 28, 2016

By Larry Magid Security experts recommend that you use long passwords (at least eight characters more is better — some say 14 or more) and that they not be dictionary words, real names, birthdates or anything else that can easily be guessed by humans or software. Later I'll tell you some tricks to create a relatively strong password, but even if you use these, your passwords are not 100 percent secure.
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