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Password Wallets

Everyone Needs a Password Manager

Is your bank password your dog’s name? Do you use your birthday to log into your email? Do you think you’re safe, because you memorized one long, strong password that you use everywhere? In all three cases, your secure accounts are in danger. Malefactors can guess simple, weak passwords to break into your accounts. And if they breach one of your secure sites, stealing your username and password along with thousands of others, they can try that strong password on all of your other accounts. You need to use a strong, unique password for every site, and remembering that much information just isn’t humanly possible. The solution? Enlist a password manager to both remember your existing passwords and generate new, strong ones.


There are a lot of good free and commercial AV packages available online. You cannot take this for granted, even if you are using a Mac. Take a few minutes and do your homework and find out what is the best solution for you. There are lots of good and timely reviews to be found. Stick with major brands like Comodo, Symantec, Kaspersky, Sohpos, McAfee, Avast, and so on.

Security Blogs and Websites

  1. Brian Krebs |
    Brian Krebs is an investigative journalist and reporter whose focus is focusing on cybercrime and other major data breaches and hacks.
  2. Wombat Security Blog |
    Wombat Security Technologies provides security awareness and training solutions to organizations who want to improve their employee awareness security.
  3. Errata Security |
    Errata Security is a blog run by Robert Graham and David Maynor, two security researchers with decades of experience.
  4. Kaspersky Labs | Threatpost
    Kaspersky Labs’ Threatpost is a publication that provides daily articles, podcasts, and videos on all things security.
  5. Security Bloggers Network | SBN – The Feed
    Security Bloggers Network (SBN) is an aggregation of nearly 300 information security blogs and podcasts.
  6. Sophos | Naked Security Blog
    The Naked Security blog is often cited by major newspapers, and their writers come from a wide swath of security backgrounds.
  7. Paul’s Security Weekly |
    Paul’s Security Weekly is an award-winning podcast, webcast, and security publication, publishing a number of weekly shows focused on recent security events, enterprise security, and interviews with professionals in the field.
  8. Akamai | The Akamai Blog
    Akamai is a content delivery network (CDN) service provider and runs a blog that focuses on enterprise security, data protection, and cloud security.
  9. The Security Ledger |
    The Security Ledger is an independent news provider that publishes daily content on recent news events and updates in security with a focus on long-term consequences, enterprise reaction, and government policy.
  10. Graham Cluley |
    Graham Cluley is a public speaker and independent computer security analyst. His website aggregates numerous posts on breaches, hacks, enterprise security, and the security industry itself.
  11. Heimdal
    Heimdal Security is a vendor of malware and other tools. They also run a pretty good security blog.