Convenience Deemed More Critical Than Online Security

Online Security Takes Backseat to Convenience Although cyber security has been brought to everyone’s attention due to the recent global ransomware attacks, and major security breaches, it still takes a backseat to customer convenience.  A recent survey discovered merchants believe the degree of user-friendliness is the number one priority compared to the level of online security […]

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Are You Compromising Security for User Experience?

Security Vs. Experience According to a recent survey conducted by SecureAuth, 87% of IT professionals reported commonly feel like increased PC security interferes with the user’s experience.  Which begs the question, how often are security measures decreased to ensure user experience is not hindered?  With today’s cyber security threats, decreasing your protection platform is not […]

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GFI Vipre: Your Kids are Hiding on Facebook

To gain a better understanding of home computing practices, GFI® Software commissioned a scientific study of home Internet use by parents and their teenage children. This population represents a particularly interesting “risk pool” not only due to their usage patterns in the home, but also due to the theory that “tech savvy” teens, who have spent their entire cognizant lives in the Internet age, may prove to be a harder human target for social engineering attacks than their elders.

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Maketecheasier.com: 5 Useful Ways To Protect Your WordPress Login

If you have not done anything to protect your WordPress site, most probably you are not safe. By default, WordPress only comes with a single login mechanism. Anyone that has your username and password can easily login to your site and wreak havoc. The only way to prevent it is to tighten the security of your site so other people won’t be able to crack into your site easily.

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Bits from Bill Pytlovany: Beware over ambitious clean up programs

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By Bill Pytlovany

Last month I wrote about problems caused by the security company McAfee. An update from McAfee falsely accused my WinPatrol program of being a dangerous Trojan. A slow response from McAfee cost some business but mostly hurt our reputation for over a week.  I’ve had a number of people ask me how things were going since this annoying experience.

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Ask Leo: Is it safe to let my browser remember passwords?

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By Leo Notenboom

If I consider my computer to be physically secure, am I reasonably safe
letting Firefox remember my passwords (without using a master password), or am
I being incredibly stupid to do that? What if I do use a master password?

I certainly wouldn’t say incredibly stupid at all. But it’s definitely an
additional risk, and one that needs to be understood.

But you’re correct in considering physical security first. The problem is
that people often assume they have more physical security than they actually
do.

And master passwords? Well, they’re nice, but they too have their
limitations.

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