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FREAK Attack Security Flaw – What You Need to Know

Security experts have identified a new web encryption vulnerability that has been dubbed the ‘FREAK attack’. FREAK attack ‘allows an attacker to intercept HTTPS connections between vulnerable clients and servers and force them to use weakened encryption, which the attacker can break to steal or manipulate sensitive data.’ The sensitive data could, for example, involve […]

NPR: You Might Want to Take Another Pass at Your Passwords

NPR brings attention to passwords in a recent segment of Morning Edition (text and audio). They do a nice job pointing out how haphazardly – i.e. poorly – many people approach passwords and password security by, for example: – using really bad passwords like ‘password’ or ‘123457’ (The tricky part (not!) is supposed to be […]

Internet Growth and You

Do you look at online security the same way you did 10 years ago – or even 2 years ago? Remember when you were little and your parents would put a book on your head as you stood in the door frame of the kitchen (stretching your neck as much as you could) to mark […]

Back to School Do’s and Don’ts

Security is a habit Now that summer is coming to an end and the new school year is under way, it’s a great time for a quick refresher of a few good habits that will increase your kids’ online security. When they are small, we tell our kids not to talk to strangers. As they […]

Passwords Made Them Do It

A news station in Denver, Colorado, recently did an investigative report claiming that the local Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) was biased because of a list of joke passwords that was being passed around the office. (Scroll down to watch the video.) Here’s our anchorman: “The idea here is that you walk in and they’ve […]

Hackers and the Passwords They Use

Passwords are the Achilles’ heel of the average hacker. Just think how unfair it would be, if hackers were able to break into other people’s accounts while at the same time they were protected by strong login credentials. As it is, a recent study reveals that hackers are just as much at risk as the […]

Passwords, Uniquely

“Create your own visual style… let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others.” Orson Welles (1915-1985) A key element of a strong password is that it must be unique. No copying! Lorrie Faith Cranor has flipped this axiom on its head. Lorrie, a professor of computer science at Carnegie Mellon University in […]

PC Magazine Review: Sticky Password 7 is Excellent

Check out the review of Sticky Password 7 in PC Magazine.  

Jackass Presents: Goofy Heartbleed Guy

We know better than to underestimate the stupidity of our fellow man, but we think the guy who made fun of the Heartbleed Bug in the comments section of a recent The Switch blog (Washington Post) was either pulling our leg or trying to get new followers on social media. Let’s check out what happened, […]

Sticky Password and the Heartbleed Bug

Post updated April 18, by Sticky Password CTO Pavel Krčma Why your Sticky Password data was safe from Heartbleed. Here’s a summary of answers to questions I’ve received on our forum and via email concerning the Heartbleed Bug: Your passwords stored in the Sticky Password database are secure and have never been at risk because of […]