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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
what is a brute force attack
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On the subject of cybersecurity, one term that often comes up is brute force attack. A brute force attack is any attack that doesn’t rely on finesse, but instead uses raw computing power to crack security or even the underlying encryption. In this a
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In response to the growing number of data breaches, Proton Mail offers a feature to paid subscribers called Dark Web Monitoring. Our system checks if your credentials or other data have been leaked to illegal marketplaces and alerts you if so. Often
chrome password manager
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You likely know you should store and manage your passwords safely. However, even if you are using a password manager, there’s a chance the one you’re using isn’t as secure as it could be. In this article we go over the threats some password managers
sensitive information
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We all have sensitive personal information we’d all rather not share, whether it’s documents, photographs, or even private video. This article covers how to handle sensitive information or records, and what you can do to keep private information priv
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Social engineering is a common hacking tactic involving psychological manipulation used in cybersecurity attacks to access or steal confidential information. They then use this information to commit fraud, gain unauthorized access to systems, or, in
is whatsapp safe for sending private photos
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WhatsApp is the world’s leading messaging app, trusted by billions of people around the globe to send and receive messages. However, is WhatsApp safe for sending private photos? Or are there better ways to share photos online privately? Let’s find ou
passwordless future
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With the advent of passkeys, plenty of people are predicting the end of passwords. Is the future passwordless, though? Or is there room for both types of authentication to exist side-by-side?  At Proton, we are optimistic about passkeys and have int
is icloud keychain safe
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If you’re on any Apple device, you’re familiar with the iCloud Keychain, the Apple password manager. It’s a handy tool that stores passwords for you and helps you manage your logins.  For a program that stores all your most sensitive data in one pla