password management

Password confessions of a security professional

Security expert Gavin Millard has an embarrassing confession to make.

And it’s all about his past use of passwords…


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Samsung Galaxy S5 owners can unlock LastPass with a keypress – but is that wise?

Popular password manager service LastPass has announced that it has introduced a new feature for Samsung Galaxy S5 users: Fingerprint scanning.

Yes, a simple fingerprint can now unlock your LastPass vault if you have the right Android phone.

Read more in my article on the Hot For Security blog.


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Post-Heartbleed: What should you be doing about passwords?

The Heartbleed bug could be the perfect opportunity for you and your company to take another look at passwords, and make a change for the better.

Read more in my article on F-Secure’s B2B blog.


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PayPal chief says his staff should remember their PayPal passwords. I say he’s wrong

A bigwig at PayPal says staff can clear off if they can’t remember their passwords.

But, I say he’s wrong. It’s a *good* thing if you can’t remember your passwords.


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Listen to Graham Cluley discussing password security on WGN Radio 720

Last week I was invited onto the “Bill and Wendy Show” on Chicago’s WGN Radio 720.

The topic started off as password security, but quickly tackled a number of other computer security and online safety issues.


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Hacking account passwords is easy, when 1 in 6 people use their pet’s name

“Fenton!”, “Tiddles!”, “Rover!”…

People are literally walking around parks shouting out their banking passwords.


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55% of net users use the same password for most, if not all, websites. When will they learn?

A study by Ofcom, the UK communications watchdog, has unearthed some appalling statistics which reveal just how badly the general public treats password security.


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