7 steps for crafting the perfect password

Your password can ruin your life. I know that sounds dramatic, but it’s true. If someone figures out your email password, you’re in trouble. Social media? Even worse. Once hackers access your online bank account, they can wreck your finances, and you may feel the repercussions of that break-in for years.

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Scientists create 'lip password' that IDs users by their lips' movements

A team of researchers in Hong Kong have created the ‘lip password’, a method of biometric authentication that verifies a person’s identity by analyzing their lips’ movements and texture. The researchers have already patented the method.

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Simplify Apple TV app & content purchases with a 4-digit passcode, or disable password entry entirely

Article Image Entering text, particularly a complex alphanumeric password, on the new Apple TV’s Siri Remote is, frankly, a pain. Thankfully Apple has included a few convenient workarounds offering both flexibility and security when purchasing content.

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The No. 1 mistake hackers hope you make

A strong password is a pain to create, remember and type. That’s why far too many people settle for passwords that are weaker and easier to remember than they should be. But strong passwords are essential for keeping hackers and snoopers out of your online accounts.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/05/09/no-1-mistake-hackers-hope-make/

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Our Bodies, Our Security: Biometrics vs. Passwords


Text-based usernames and password pairs should be replaced with biometric credentialing, such as vein recognition and ingestible security tokens, suggests Johnathan LeBlanc, PayPal’s global head of developer evangelism. Celebrities have been mortified, Sony Pictures Entertainment brought to its knees, and Home Depot sent scrambling to EuroPay Mastercard Visa’s chip and pin earlier than mandated. Had biometric authentication been in place to protect the targeted parties, one or more of those cyberattacks would have been locked out at the gates.

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iOS 8.3 allows users to turn off password requirement for free App Store downloads

Apple’s pre-release betas of iOS 8.3 include an option to disable password entry when downloading free applications from the App Store, removing a potential inconvenience for users.



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'Worst passwords' list is full of embarrassing options

If your computer blares “WEAK!” whenever you try to come up with a new password, your “secret” code may be an honoree on this year’s “Worst Passwords” list.

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1Password for iOS/Mac gets temporary price cut, upcoming iOS 8 version to be free update [u]

It was announced on Thursday that popular iOS and Mac password management app 1Password is on sale for a limited time, and that a future built-for-iOS 8 version with Touch ID support will be available as a free update for existing users.



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1Password 4.5 for Apple's iOS overhauled with focus on speed, productivity

Popular password management tool 1Password was given a major update on iOS on Tuesday, with the new version 4.5 sporting AirDrop support, always-available search, and support for multiple and shared vaults.



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