LastPass adds new 'Security Dashboard' and dark web monitoring features for passwords – By Abhay Venkatesh neowin.net
Password manager LastPass has today announced that it is bringing a new ‘Security Dashboard’ to let users manage the security and integrity of their passwords and accounts better. The feature is available for all users of the service. However, a more extensive dark web monitoring option is limited to Premium, Families, and business users.
Questions from a group member:
I am looking for information on tracking software and tracking prevention. I get several emails or adds after I search for an item – recently, a frying pan. I understand that somehow "they' know I may be interested in a pan, but don't know-how. Does tracking prevention keep me from getting multiple adds/emails for that pan? So how can a low-tech person like me avoid these trackers?
I got these questions a few weeks ago form one of our group members. I tried to answer, but it isn't easy to get your head around. Just this week, one of the podcasts I follow did a segment on this very subject. They also gave links to the promotional videos of the company GetEmails uses to promote their tracking software to web site owners,
- Smashing Security podcast, the segment is about 10 minutes long.
- Permission Shmarketing #8: How does GetEmails work? YouTube video
- Some say we're criminals. Many say we're unethical. We think we're geniuses. But we're so, so bad… YouTube video
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Privacy is now a priority among browser makers, but they may not go as far as you want in fighting pervasive ad industry trackers on the web. Here's a look at how you can crank up your privacy settings to outsmart that online tracking.
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Why You Should Turn On Two Factor Authentication – By Tom Scott youtube.com VIDEO
The short answer is: "because it'll make things more secure". The long answer involves Ronald Reagan.
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