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Weekly Winners: Real Adventures in Internet Security

It’s National Internet Safety Month, and we’re announcing the weekly winners of the Real Adventures in Internet Security Bundle Giveaway Event. A big ‘Thank You!’ to everyone who submitted an entry. Read on to check out the stories from this week’s winners. Submit your entry to mystory@stickypassword.com during June for your chance to receive one […]

My Dad Got Scammed and How You Can Protect Yourself

As part of the Sticky Password Real Adventures in Internet Security Giveaway during National Internet Safety Month, I decided to share an experience that happened to my own family. By raising awareness of email scams, I hope that you’ll be able to recognize them and to avoid the risk to yourselves! A couple of years […]

Giveaway Event: Real Adventures in Internet Security

June is National Internet Safety Month and Sticky Password has teamed up with a few of our online security friends to raise awareness of simple and effective ways we can all practice online safety at home. We’re bringing you a giveaway event throughout June, in which people just like you give their real-life security stories, […]

Getting hooked!? Phishing Attack Quiz

The results are coming in and they aren’t pretty! The folks at Intel Security created a quiz about the dangers of online phishing and the results for the 19,000 people around the world are revealing. Only 3% scored a perfect 10 out of 10! (Take the quiz.) A perfect score in protecting yourself against phishing […]

World Password Day 2015

May 7 is World Password Day. If you’re one of those people who are asking themselves, why there’s a day dedicated to passwords, then this message is for you! The reason for World Password Day is simple: to raise awareness of strong passwords to protect yourself online. Because sometimes, we all need to hear good […]

Why You Should Care About the Bitglass “Where’s Your Data?” Experiment

Calling it the “world’s first A/B test for stolen credit card numbers on the Dark Web,” the folks at Bitglass have published the results of their ‘Where’s your data?’ experiment. The Bitglass research team prepared real-looking personal ID info that they then posted on the dark web*. The fake personal data was bait (think tasty […]

John Oliver and Edward Snowden Tackle Passwords

From the April 4th episode of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. After Snowden tells Oliver an easy and effective way of making a good password: John Oliver: “Now, you’re right. I get it. I get how important it is. I fully understand that. The problem is, I’m not gonna do it, because… it seems […]

Twitch is Hacked: Sends Mixed Messages About New Passwords

Twitch, the live video community for gamers, announced yesterday that ‘there may have been unauthorized access to some Twitch user account information.’ They had been hacked. That’s never good, and because the hackers may have had access to usernames and passwords, Twitch took the very sensible step of cancelling passwords and is forcing their users […]

Yahoo’s On-demand Passwords – Safe or Just Simple?

Yahoo’s on-demand passwords are simple, but are they safe? Yahoo just announced what they call ‘a new, simple way to log in’. With the new opt-in login process, Yahoo will send you an SMS text to your phone with a temporary password that you can use to log in to your account. Yahoo is shifting […]

The Π of passwords

It’s Pi Day (3/14). And this year is even more special because it’s 2015, so we get Pi out to 4 digits 3/14/15. But wait – it gets even better. At 9:26:53 today, you’ll be able to celebrate Pi to the ninth decimal point: 3.141592653. That’s very coooooooool – even if you’re not into geeky […]