Do Passwords Really Protect Us?

Do Passwords Really Protect Us?

Online security expert Andrew Shikiar of FIDO Alliance talked to us about phishing, vishing, social engineering, and what's wrong with passwords. "Simply put, passwords aren't up to the task." ...

Two Factor Authentication Instructions for Major Online Services

Two Factor Authentication Instructions for Major Online Services

Apple Facebook Google Microsoft Twitter Description of Two-Factor authentication: One way to greatly strengthen your password is to enhance it with another authentication system. It’s called “two factor” or “multi-factor” ...
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phone safety

Tips for Safe and Civil Use of Anonymous Apps

A growing number of apps allow people to post anonymously. There are some very positive aspects to anonymous apps, including the ability to reach out for help and post with ...
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Internet Governance Forum tackles fake news, artificial intelligence and blockchain

Internet Governance Forum tackles fake news, artificial intelligence and blockchain

For the past 12 years, the United Nations has sponsored the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), a “multi-stakeholder” event that brings together people from governments around the world along with tech ...
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advice for parents

The Parent’s Guide to Family Link

If you’re a parent, chances are that you have a smartphone and maybe a tablet, and it’s equally likely that your child would like one as well ...
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kids texting

The Parent’s Guide to Cybersecurity

DownloadFull Guide (PDF)Quick Guide (PDF) Just about everyone is online these days, including the vast majority of teens and a growing number of young children. Whether by using a smartphone, ...
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Seven good smartphone security habits

Seven good smartphone security habits

As we load up our smartphones and tablets with more and more personal information, it’s time to get serious about mobile security ...
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This post first appeared in the San Jose Mercury News

Connected devices at CES raise security, privacy and safety questions

It seems as if almost every exhibitor at CES was showing things that connect to other things. LG showed off washing machines and kitchen appliances that send messages to smartphones ...
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Sony's hacked emails present a teachable moment

Sony's hacked emails present a teachable moment

by Larry Magid The Sony hack, which the FBI is now blaming on North Korea, wound up exposing emails between Sony executives and others in the entertainment industry, including some ...
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Why cybersecurity is patriotic and humanistic

Why cybersecurity is patriotic and humanistic

I'd like to add National Cyber Security Awareness Month to the 4th of July, Memorial Day and Veterans Day as yet another patriotic holiday. And while we're at it, let's ...
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