Posts Tagged ‘passwords’

Privacy and Security News and Tips 20160726

Protecting your Personally Identifiable Information

Passwords are necessary, complex, shared, written down, forgotten, lost, and despised. What is legal, safe, and smart?

Privacy and Security News and Tips 20160330

Protecting your Personally Identifiable Information

When you think about all of the accounts we have online and the number of information leaks, think about how often you reuse the same username or worse, password.


Phishing is a scam where Internet fraudsters send spam or pop-up messages to lure unsuspecting victims into providing passphrases, personal, and/or financial information.

Social Engineering

In computer security, social engineering is a term that describes a non-technical kind of intrusion that relies heavily on human interaction and often involves tricking or manipulating other people to divulge confidential information or break normal security procedures.

What Are Phishing Scams And How Can I Avoid Them?

Phishing scams are crude social engineering tools designed to induce panic in the reader. These scams attempt to trick recipients into responding or clicking immediately, by claiming they will lose something.

Passphrase Vaulting

Think of a passphrase vault as being similar to a bank vault; only with the vault combination (passphrase) can you unlock the protected items inside (other passphrases).

Passwords And Passphrases, Your Most Common Security Measure

The first and most common piece of security everyone is aware of and using is a password or hopefully a passphrase.

Privacy And Security In Uncertain Times

Recently I was at a conference and the subject of computer and Internet security came up.  That, coupled with all that has been in the news lately, helped me decide to do a series of posts covering some of my general security suggestions.