Your passwords are most likely out on the Dark Web and you don’t even know it. Because of my identity theft protection I got an alert this morning telling me that my email password has been found out on the Dark Web. If you would like to start protecting your passwords and identity from hackers and criminals schedule a time to chat with me
If you have a newer car with a wireless key fob device your car can easily be hacked. When most people get home they put their keys on counter and think their car is safe. Now crooks can use a simple amplifier device to make the car think the key fob is close enough and just like that your car is open with no sign of forced entry. In some cases they can even start your car and drive away.
Protecting your car is easy though, just purchase a faraday cage bag and put your keys in it when you are at home or at work. Faraday Cage bags block all signals from reaching the device in the bag, you can even put your cell phone in the Faraday Cage if you don’t want to be tracked. Please purchase your Faraday Cage bag using my Amazon link and support How To Protect Your Privacy web site.
To learn more about how thieves can hack your car and other devices you own listen to Security Now on Twit.
One of my favorite shows and the best source for Security & Privacy related issues on the internet is the Security Now show with Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte. There are lots of great shows on Twit so definitely check it out.
They get a little technical sometimes, but it’s a great show to listen to even if you don’t understand it all.
I try to distill the great information they give out there and make it more understandable for the non techie person.
The second largest email provider Yahoo gets hacked! Are you sure you want to get a yahoo email account? Secure your passwords immediately with LastPass.
Yes, Yahoo, the second largest email service provider in the world has been has been hacked! An estimated 273 million user names and passwords have been stolen.
If you have a Yahoo account change your password immediately. Also anywhere you use that same password or a similar password go change it immediately.
Security attacks are unfortunately becoming a more regular occurrence these days so you must take measures to protect your privacy online.
Here’s what my password looks like, but I don’t have to remember it because LastPass remembers it.
What are some good passwords? Learn how to create a good computer password so you don’t get hacked and get your identity stolen line 130 million Adobe users.
If you haven’t heard, one of the largest and oldest software companies in the world had their website hacked and 130 million users passwords.
The most common passwords revealed by the hack were “123456,” “123456789,” and “password.” I bet some of you reading this now have used a password as simple as this. Please make me a promise to never use such a simple password.
The best passwords will have a combination of upper and lower case letters, special characters and numbers. A good example would be AeDsre13#a1x. A length of 12 characters is a pretty good level of protection and fairly easy to type and remember.
Better yet check out my review of LastPass to make your life stress free when it comes to password security.