Microsoft Is Banning Easy Passwords On All Its Accounts

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK Tech

Remembering all the passwords in your life might seem like a lot of effort but they exist for a reason. To help encourage better password etiquette Mi...

Seven Everyday Cyber Threats to Look Out For

Graham Welch | Posted 18.06.2016 | UK Tech
Graham Welch

High-profile cyberattacks against major corporations and governments may be the ones making the headlines these days but cybercriminals are also still exploiting those basic online scamming techniques they have been perfecting for years.

WARNING: Change Your eBay Password. Right Now.

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK Tech

Ebay users, it's that time again: change your password. The online auction site has advised all of its users to change their passwords after a secu...

The Perils of Over-sharing in Social Networks

David Emm | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK Tech
David Emm

Recent revelations about government snooping have led to growing concern about privacy. Many people feel uncomfortable about the thought of 'big brother' being able to routinely intercept e-mails, text messages etc.

'Password' Is No Longer The World's Most Popular Password

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech

'Password' is no longer the world's worst password - but only just. A new study of the most used - and so most obvious and least secure - passwords...

Can You Guess What The Most Common Password Is?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK Tech

In a shocking indictment of the imaginativeness of computer users and humanity in general it turns out the most common password is - 'password'. Th...

Security at the Touch of a Button?

David Emm | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
David Emm

Earlier in the year, I highlighted the importance of using unique, complex passwords for securing our online identities. This is especially true for mobile devices. Many of us today use our phones for the bulk of our online activities. This is very convenient, of course. But it does mean that our online life lies behind a single password.

Keeping Your Passwords Secure

David Emm | Posted 04.08.2013 | UK Tech
David Emm

Passwords, passwords, passwords! There's no escape! You need them to bank online. You need them to log in to the many social networks you use. You need them to pay bills. So it's little wonder that many of us decide to use the same password for everything.

Hacking Super-Weapon Can Crack Encrypted Passwords In Seconds

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 04.02.2013 | UK Tech

A hugely-powerful computer which is able to crack even the most-complex randomised passwords in "seconds" has been demonstrated in Norway. The new ...