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Today is the day to sort out your passwords – By Jim Martin techadvisor.com
We get it: it’s impossible to remember dozens of different passwords and which one you chose for which account, and that’s why so many people still use one or a few similar passwords which are a variation on a theme.
Google will soon automatically enable two-factor authentication on eligible accounts – By Abner Li 9to5Google
Two-factor authentication — or two-step verification in Google parlance — is a minimum requirement for staying safe online. Google today revealed that it plans to automatically enroll users with “appropriately configured” accounts into 2SV methods, like the Google Prompt.
Google will soon switch on two-factor authentication by default – By Chris Welch The Verge
Google is about to take a pretty significant step that will help keep user accounts more secure: it’s going to enroll people in two-factor authentication by default. Today the company wrote in a blog post that it will soon start enrolling customers in two-factor authentication (or “two-step verification,” as Google calls it) if their accounts are “appropriately configured.”
You Should Definitely Update Your Dell Computer Right Now – By Gizmodo
A public service announcement for anyone who, like me, is using a years-old Dell computer as their primary machine: Dell has released a security patch for a security vulnerability affecting close to 400 different computer models manufactured between 2009 and right now. That’s, uh, a lot of laptops.
The Problem With Passwords is People – By Dave McKay cloudsavvyit.com
Passwords have problems. They can be too weak, reused on multiple systems, deliberately shared with other users, and socially engineered. But that’s not the password’s fault. The problem is the people.
How to Send a Confidential Email in Gmail – By Tim Brookes How-To Geek
Are you looking for a more secure way of sending emails within Gmail? Google’s “Confidential mode” is designed to ensure that only the intended recipient can view your message.