Category Archives: Data Breaches

How to use Chrome’s Built-in Password Manager and Password Generator

Chrome’s Built-in Password Manager and Password Generator As you know, we are adamant about using strong passwords and a good password manager like LastPass. However, we know that no matter how much we harp on something some people are not going to use LastPass or RoboForm or any password manager. So we offer this as an alternative. Chrome’s… Read More »

If You Use 7-Zip You Need to Update it Right Away

If You Use 7-Zip You Need to Update it Right Away If you use 7-Zip, be advised that security vulnerability has just been discovered that may allow hackers to install software on you PC or view, edit, and delete data on your PC. The vulnerability as just recently discovered and no reports of an exploits actually affecting 7-zip… Read More »

Yahoo Users Must Waive Class-action Rights—or Stop Using Yahoo

Yahoo Users Must Waive Class-action Rights—or Stop Using Yahoo Attn: Yahoo User (especially Yahoo Mail users): If you want to continue using Yahoo Mail or any Yahoo service you’re going to have to give up all class-action legal rights.  And, if you want to continue to use Yahoo Mail and other Yahoo services, you must agree to a… Read More »

Data Breach at Under Armour Affects 150 Million MyFitnessPal User Accounts

Data Breach at Under Armour Affects 150 Million MyFitnessPal User Accounts If you have a MyFitnessPal account, heads up. According to Under Armour 150 million MyFitnessPal accounts were breached. According to a press release from Under Armour, user information compromised does not include credit card data, Social Security numbers or driver’s license numbers. On March 29, 2018, MyFitnessPal’s… Read More »

2.4 Million More Americans Exposed in Data Breach Says Equifax

2.4 Million More Americans Exposed in Data Breach Says Equifax If you thought that ripples and dangers from the Equifax breach in September 2017 have passed, think again. Yesterday, Darcy noticed she was getting junk (snail) mail for people who no longer lived at her address. She told me she thought more data had been exposed in the… Read More »

Strong Passwords Made Easy

Strong Passwords Made Easy We have preached and preached about using a good password manager like LastPass (or pick any good password manager) to create and manage passwords,. But we have finally realized that many of you are still not using a password manager and you’re never going to. But we can’t begin to tell you how important… Read More »