Data breach happens every day. Millions of accounts can be compromised during a data breach. Recently, Facebook leak contained phone numbers for 419 million users. Cosmetic Giant Yves Rocher was hit by data leak exposing 2.5 million customers. XKCD forum data breach impacted 562,000 subscribers. One million cracked Poshmark accounts have been sold online. Hostinger disclosed a data breach that affects 14 million customers. The database of a hotel, credit card company, video sharing site and social media platform etc. can be attacked. Any Internet user can become a victim.
Nowadays, data breaches have become larger, both in number and impact. Billions of people were affected by data breaches and cyber attacks in 2019 with losses surpassing tens of millions of dollars. That means, billions of login details from hundreds of websites are taken in hacker attacks. These stolen email addresses and passwords are then exposed on the dark web or sold on the black market, where criminals pay to gain access to your sensitive data. So, how to make sure your passwords haven’t been stolen? Are you also worried about a password that you use to log in to a site was leaked during a data breach? Now you need to take your password safety seriously. Find out if a password hack has exposed your password online and take an immediate action to protect your privacy if necessary.
I believe you all know, set a secure password, which should include upper and lower case letters, Numbers and symbols, the basic password will be difficult to remember. However, security experts will also tell you that you cannot use a single password across sites.
According to our research, most users have difficulty in managing their passwords and dealing with digital information. Most of them forget and reset passwords frequently. Some of them suffer data breaches due to using simple passwords. Many of them fail to keep record of their passwords and access their accounts on different devices. Some users get confused by multiple accounts and different profiles at home and office. People feel overwhelming to manage a bunch of passwords and personal information. A reliable password manager will help you simplify your digital life.
With many web browsers available in the market, Firefox is the only one that is developed by a nonprofit organization, Mozilla. The browser is well-known for its customizability and safety. It does everything in its possession to keep user’s data safe by providing a suite of security features. For example, Firefox has a built-in password manager which helps you save your time and bring you lots of conveniences. The password manager makes you no longer need to remember long alphanumeric sequences for every single website that you register on, because Firefox saves your passwords and auto-fills them whenever a specific website requires you to enter your passwords. And Firefox’s password manager is one of the safest browsers in the world, thanks to its master password feature. Any passwords you save on Firefox will be encrypted with this master password which you have to enter before using the password manager. In this way, no one can see your passwords even if they access your computer, because without that master password, Firefox refuses to give you access to those saved logins. But how do you set up Firefox’s master password and use it to protect your stored logins and passwords when credentials are saved by the browser? It’s actually quite simple. Let me show you.
KeePass, as you know, is open source software that is completely free. It supports multiple systems and can be installed on Windows/MacOS/Linux. KeePass can store encrypted password files on a local hard drive or USB drive, or in the cloud through extensions. KeePass itself can also be installed on a usb drive. KeePass support for browsers is implemented by different developers with varying quality of functionality and user experience. Today, I’m going to teach you how to use the KeePass Chrome extension.
At this digital age, Internet plays a very important role in people’s life. People can conduct many activities online and access lots of resources on the Internet. Therefore, they have to create a bunch of accounts on the websites and platforms they use. With more and more websites they use, they have more passwords to remember. Actually, recording password has been a common issue. Many users can’t remember the password they created. Some users even forget they create an account on one platform and register again. Is there a way to keep track of passwords effectively?
According to a report, Google is planning to integrate Google’s Password Checkup extension directly into Chrome browser. While the design documents are currently private, there are enough code changes available to piece together how it should work.
In those days, the Internet plays a very important role in people’s life. When people use the Internet, they need to create accounts and passwords to different types of websites and platforms. Behind those accounts, there is a bunch of your personal information. If your accounts are cracked, your personal information and important financial information can be exposed to the Internet. Lots of data breaches have been caused by weak and reused passwords. The login passwords of various network services and software are very important to all users. For different types of websites, users should use different user names and different passwords. If the number of websites people use is very large, there may be dozens or even hundreds of passwords to memorize.
1Password is a cross-platform (Windows, Mac, Android, iPhone, iPad) password management app from Canadian developer agilebits. Even a large part of information management applications, well-known in the industry for a long time. Because 1Password uses advanced encryption standard 256-bit encryption, not OpenSSL, the Heartbleed did not affect it. The agilebits official blog has some tips for Heartbleed. On April 16th they also launched a tool called 1Password Watchtower, which helps identify websites vulnerable to Heartbleed and advises users to change their passwords promptly. In addition, their official website and blog also have a lot of information about 1Password and password, privacy protection methods and instructions.