Monthly Archives: May 2015

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Google proves password security questions are useless

Many companies, especially those financial institutions, ask users to answer some additional security questions, the intention is to provide one more layer of security defense to protect users’ information. For example, if a user forgot password, the system will ask the user to answer some of the security questions, if the questions are answered correctly, an email will be sent to the user with a password reset link in it. This is designed to prevent […]

New Google Chrome extension password alert protects user from phishing sites

Google released a new Chrome extension called Password Alert that will protect users from phishing websites that might try to steal user’s Google account passwords. According to Google official blog post, “Once you’ve installed it, Password Alert will show you a warning if you type your Google password into a site that isn’t a Google sign-in page.” The blog post didn’t go into details about how Password Alert works, but only mentioned that once Password […]