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If you’re comparing different password managers or researching password security, you’ll quickly run into terms like hashing and salting. While these terms might sound like steps you take to make breakfast potatoes, they’re actually processes that ar
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People often choose to remove their personal information from the internet due to privacy and security concerns. For example, oversharing on social media can expose you to phishing attacks, identity theft, and cyberstalking. Plus, your data is highl
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Hackers use various methods to crack passwords, and one of them is the rainbow table attack. In certain cases, this method can be faster than dictionary attacks or credential stuffing. In this article, we explore how rainbow table attacks work and d
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The more personal information we share on the internet, the greater the privacy risks that make us vulnerable to identity theft. This issue affects millions globally, impacting people financially and personally, with over 24 million victims in 2021 i
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Email threads are so ubiquitous you might not realize what they are. An email thread is basically a series of related emails grouped together.  This article will tell you everything you need to know about what exactly an email thread is and when you
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Identity theft is a major sector of criminal activity. About 24 million people fell victim in the United States alone in 2021, costing them over $16 billion. Credit card fraud is the most common type, but criminals target all kinds of personal data.
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Google is one of the biggest obstacles to privacy. The Big Tech giant may offer quick access to information online, but it also controls vast amounts of your personal or business data. Recently, more people are becoming aware of the actual price you
What to do if someone steals your Social Security number
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If you’re a United States citizen or permanent resident, you have a Social Security number (SSN). This number is the linchpin of much of your existence, linked to everything from your tax records to your credit cards. Theft is a massive problem, whic
compromised passwords
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Compromised passwords are a common issue and probably one of the biggest cybersecurity threats for regular people. How do passwords get compromised, and is there anything you can do to prevent it? * What does compromised password mean? * How do pa
Is WeTransfer safe?
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WeTransfer is a popular service used by millions worldwide to send large files. You may have wondered if it’s safe or whether you should use it to share sensitive files. We answer these questions below and present a WeTransfer alternative that may su
what is a dictionary attack
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Dictionary attacks are a common method hackers use to try to crack passwords and break into online accounts.  While these attacks may be effective against people with poor account security, it’s extremely easy to protect yourself against them by usi