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Multi-factor authentication (MFA) / two-factor authentication (2FA) / one-time security code
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Using a password manager: 7 pros and cons

This veteran security pro feels more secure now that he's using a password manager, but there are still risks.

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6 ways companies fail at security fundamentals

A new report suggests many organizations are failing in the basic cyber hygiene efforts and leaving themselves exposed to hackers.

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10 topics every security training program should cover

A thorough end-user education program is a necessary weapon in the battle to protect your perimeter. These 10 topics are the baseline of what to include in an awareness training program.

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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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Are regulations keeping you from using good passwords?

Most companies are using password "best practices" that are out of date and ineffective. Regulations are getting in the way of changing them.

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1.4B stolen passwords are free for the taking: What we know now

The 2012 LinkedIn breach, along with other old third-party breaches, is still paying dividends for criminals, who now have free access to 1.4 billion previously exposed email addresses and passwords.

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Password managers grow up, target business users

Enterprise-class password managers fill key security gaps left by single sign-on (SSO) and cloud access solutions.

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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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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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