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What is two-factor authentication (2FA)? How to enable it and why you should

With Google, Facebook, Instagram, or your own internal accounts, 2FA provides an extra layer of protection that helps keep hackers out.

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5 ways users circumvent security measures and how to prevent it

Workers usually choose convenience over security, especially if you force them to jump through too many hoops. But there are steps you can take to shift the balance back in security's favor.

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Ready for more secure authentication? Try these password alternatives and enhancements

Password-only authentication is dead. Combine passwords with multifactor authentication, social login, biometrics, or risk-based authentication to better protect users and your reputation.

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How hackers crack passwords and why you can't stop them

Password crackers have access to more stolen passwords and better password hacking software and tools than ever before.

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Get 4 Years of RoboForm Everywhere Password Manager For 50% Off

A 2017 TopTenReviews Excellence Award Winner, this top-rated password manager generates and organizes strong passwords for your online accounts, while allowing you to still quickly access the sites you frequently use.

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Want stronger passwords? Understand these 4 common password security myths

Yes, password length and complexity matter, but only if you apply those qualities to the proper security context.

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5 signs we're finally getting our act together on security

Despite all the bad news in information security in 2016, some positive developments may finally shift momentum

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Keep using password managers -- bugs and all

A furor over bugs in password managers left users in a jam. Self-proclaimed security empress Jessy Irwin clears up the confusion

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