passwords

One small step adds huge security safeguard

One small step adds huge security safeguard

Tired of feeling helpless against the seemingly endless assault of malware, viruses, hacking threats and data breaches? Fight back with strong passwords and two-factor authentication. No, that's not a simplistic answer. Here's why.

Cracking PINs: There's a 26% chance I can crack yours in 20 tries

Cracking PINs: There's a 26% chance I can crack yours in 20 tries

Target says "don't worry" when releasing news that PINs as well as card numbers were lost to a recent hacking incident. Although the giant retailer does protect PINs with a separate encryption code outside of the hacked database, this one falls on you - the card owner. Is your passcode 1234? 11 percent of you are nodding your heads! Our laziness, lack of education about the issues, and/or over-inflated trust of others to take responsibility for us have led to a dangerous situation.