New Study on American Password Security

For about six years, we have discussed the use of passwords. Or their lack of use! 🙁  Now we ask, are things better today? And we present the highlights from a new study on American password security . In reverse order by age, we urge you to read at least a couple of these posts: […]

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Must Read!! Build Stronger Passwords NOW.

Our posts on password security span the entire period of our (Evans on Marketing) existence. In each case, our goal is for you to build stronger passwords NOW. Today’s post is a MUST READ. These are some of our prior posts. They are presented in reverse chronological order. Password security is not a new or […]

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YOU: Act Secure Online

Hacking and identity theft make us vulnerable in shopping with a credit or debit card. Whether in a store, over the phone, or online!! So, we need to do all we can to protect ourselves. You: act secure online. We have discussed security before. For example: Cybercrime Costs How Much?    Ransomware — What Can YOU Do?    Online Security. And consider […]

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Do YOU Trust Companies with Your Personal Data?

We know that there have been incidents of stolen data around the world. These are involuntary hacks of our personal information. So, how do we feel about voluntarily sharing our information with companies? Many of us are rather reluctant to share more personal data due to concerns about identity theft, access to private information, and […]

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Ransomware: A NOT So Humorous Look

As we’ve reported before, the ransomware threat has many negative effects. Ransomware “is malware. The hackers demand payment, often via Bitcoin or prepaid credit card, from victims in order to regain access to an infected device and the data stored on it.” [Ransomware: The Smart Person’s Guide, by James Sanders] How pervasive is the threat […]

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Avoid Risky Password Behavior

Do you have only one password for all accounts? Do you use only lower-case letters in your passwords? Do you enter your password when the URL begins with http (rather than https)? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, you are leaving yourself wide open to identity theft and the hacking […]

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Ransomware: Even Worse Than the Name Implies

The term “ransom” has been around for hundreds of years and is best described as a way to redeem someone from captivity, bondage, detention, etc., by paying a demanded price. Today, we have another destructive variation of the word ransom — that is “ransomware.” What is it and what can we do about it? TechRepublic […]

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More Bad News on Our Privacy

As we have noted several times (see, for example, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6), the hacking and theft of people’s vital information remains quite rampant around the globe, despite some technological advances. To show how bad the situation is, consider this recent Russian example reported by Eric Auchaud for Reuters: “Hundreds of millions of […]

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Video Tips About How to Be Safer Online

Although it’s nearly possible to totally protect ourselves against identity theft and an invasion of our online privacy by hackers, there are several things that we can do to make it tougher for hackers to get into our online accounts and social media. How big is this problem? Take a look a look at this […]

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