Facebook has added an interesting security feature called Trusted Contacts that will help you get back into your account if you ever find yourself locked out. For example, you may have forgotten your password and be unable to access your …[Continue]
2 Android Games Stealing Facebook Passwords
I’ve written before about whether or not it is safe to login to third-party sites or apps with your social media credentials. There I listed several pros and cons of using the OAuth technology to login using a Facebook or …[Continue]
Is it Safe to Login into Websites with Facebook or Google Credentials?
It’s become common for third-party websites to offer the option of logging in with a social media account (such as your Facebook, Twitter, or Google username and password) instead of creating a unique account at their website. Is this safe? …[Continue]
What is an On-Demand Password?
With password breaches rampant, Yahoo! has announced an option for doing away with traditional passwords for their Yahoo! Mail service. Users that opt in to On-Demand Passwords will be sent an SMS text message with a one-time password to use …[Continue]
How to Automatically Change Passwords
I’ve long been a proponent of using a password manager to keep your passwords long, obscure, and unique (so that you’re not using the same password at any two sites.) I recommend LastPass (which is the service I use), Dashlane, …[Continue]
How to Improve your Twitter Security Settings
Although Twitter has made fewer privacy faux pas than Facebook, it’s still a good idea to periodically review your Twitter privacy and security settings, as things do change from time to time. Now that Twitter is serving ads, for example, …[Continue]
How to Check if Your Gmail Password was Leaked
This week saw the announcement that yet another database has been hacked. This one held a whopping five million Gmail addresses and passwords. Most of the announcements also linked to a third-party site where you could check to see if …[Continue]
Are Unsubscribe Links in Emails Safe?
Are email unsubscribe links safe? The answer is: it depends. If the email is clearly unsolicited spam from a business or person you have never heard of, then the safest way to get rid of it is NOT to use …[Continue]