Recently, the British National Cyber Security Center teamed up with Troy Hunt to conduct a survey analyzing passwords from accounts that were injured. It turns out that most users (still) use strong passwords.
The most important passwords found in the study? "1
It's no wonder we're seeing new privacy breaches almost every week now – passwords like these help protect your privacy as if they were not used at all. If you find that these passwords are similar or even use the same passwords across multiple websites, it's time to rethink your password strategy.
The good news is that we have your back. Choosing a strong password is actually quite easy. how to remember these passwords. As? With a password manager. It may be a bit daunting to start, but we can help with that as well.
If you're curious about any of the passwords currently in use, can you pwn them with the Have I Been? S database – and do not worry, it is absolutely safe. So check your passwords, change the passwords that were part of a violation (or are generally weak), and get yourself a good password manager that will help you all – unless you are at the wrong end of one of these lists.
Other news: Apple can provide MacOS with some of the best features of iOS. Netflix tests his own version of happiness. "Google Assistant will point to third-party accessories and much more
- MacOS may be equipped with more iOS features: In the street, it says that on MacOS MacOS gets 10.5 Screen Time, Siri Shortcuts, and more. The convergence is growing. [The Verge]
- Netflix Becomes Random: Deeply hidden in the Netflix Android app is a new "random" button that selects the next episode you see for you. This makes television even more thoughtless than it already is. Yay? [Android Police]
- Google Assistant Comes to Accessories: You can start Assistant on phones, tablets, Chromebooks, and smart speakers, but it looks like hardware accessories will soon be able to call the digital assistant. Keyboards, mice, styli and the like are all the first candidates for the assistant button. Count me in. [Chrome Unboxed]
- Samsung folds: It looks like the company is rethinking this Galaxy Fold thing for the time being – it has canceled the launch events planned for this week in China. [Reuters]
- JC Penny drops Apple Pay: In a surprise move, retailer JC Penny has dropped support for Apple Pay from its stores and app. It just kind of … disappeared. [9to5Mac]
- App Betrayal: A recent American Medical Association study found that apps that help users quit smoking or cope with depression share their insights with Google and Facebook. 29 of the 36 best apps share data, and only 12 of them share this privacy statement. Disgusting. [JAMA Network]
- Austria wants to know who you really are: In a new bill in Austria, users would have to provide their real name and address before commenting on large public websites. Whoa. [Engadget]
- SuperTuxKart goes online: More exciting news: The open-source racing game SuperTuxKart reached a big milestone this weekend: After 12 years of development, version 1.0 was released. And this includes online game! [Liliputing]
- God of War was almost completely different: If you've played the latest God of War game, you know that there's an absolutely iconic moment around the midpoint that gives the entire feeling changes the game. I do not want to forgive spoilers for someone who did not play, but that moment almost did not happen. [Gamespot]
In other fun news, Android Police released a witty look at 13 times over the weekend when Google Assistant did not provide the right information or context. However useful digital assistants may be, it is a good (and funny) reminder that there is still a long way to go before we have to worry about AI conquering the world.