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Not Just For Secret Agents and Celebrities: Phone Encryption Explained
The easiest way to think of encryption is that it takes the information on your phone and it translates it into a secret code.
What Is the Dark Web?
While the dark web is not all bad, its anonymous nature makes it a great place to buy and sell personal info stolen from data...
Always Change Your Passwords After a Breach
Even though 91% of people understand it’s a bad idea, 59% still reuse their passwords. This means your compromised passwords are likely being used elsewhere.
Which Apps Actually Need Location Permissions?
In the great pantheon of things our phones know about us, our location data is arguably the most sensitive (ill-advised bathroom selfies notwithstanding). The idea...
5 Quick Tricks to Improve Your Online Security in 5 Minutes
Cybersecurity is an issue that impacts every business and individual, and depends on strong technology systems combined with intelligent habits. But where to begin? It...
How To Prepare to Lose Your Phone
The new three inevitabilities in modern life are death, taxes, and losing your phone.
If You Think Your Personal Information Has Been Stolen, Here’s What to Do
Time matters: the sooner you make moves, the better. Once you receive an alert about a data breach, follow these immediate next steps.
How Safe Is Incognito Mode/Private Browsing, Really?
You might open a new browser window in Incognito Mode and think you’ve just vanished under a cloak of darkness with all your internetting perfectly...
Can You Trust DNA Companies With Your Data?
It's pretty remarkable that DNA tests are a normal part of life in the 21st century. For a reasonable fee you can learn all about...
Finding My Trail of Logins With Facebook Was a Security Wake-Up Call
Disorganization runs in my family. My dad once lost his car keys by mysteriously leaving them in the fridge, and I misplaced 12 (!) student...
Keeping Your Personal Info Safe While Filing Taxes Online
There’s nothing like that feeling of relief once you’ve finished filing your taxes, and e-filing services like TurboTax and H&R Block definitely ease the pain...
You Should Get a Password Manager
Creating unique passwords guarantees that when an account is breached, no other accounts are affected. The human brain, however, was not built to remember hundreds...
A Parent’s Guide to App Permissions: Keeping the Kids Safe and Secure
A recent New York Times investigation revealed the extent to which even children’s locations are tracked by the devices they carry and apps they download....
Telecom’s New Passwordless Login System Raises Questions
ZenKey US carriers are making a foray into the world of passwords and digital identity, joining major tech players like Apple and Google. Verizon, AT&T,...
How to Stop Reusing Passwords for Good
Resetting bad password habits can be a bit of a process. Luckily, Dashlane will help you at every step of the way. Here’s how.
7 Tips for Staying Safe Online During the Holiday Season
Every year the holidays bring an online shopping rush, and while you’re tracking and tackling all those flash discounts and “today only” sales, fraudsters are...
How to Spot a Phishing Scam
Sometimes it's obvious. That message from a Nigerian prince requesting you wire $2,000? Ok, probably not going to fall for that one. If the CEO...
Why Do You Need a VPN? Don’t Miss These 3 Key Security Benefits
It seems like even the local gas station offers free WiFi nowadays. While this is great news for our data plans, it’s not entirely safe....
What If Dashlane Gets Hacked?
It’s the number one question we’re asked. We get it—you want to know how storing all your passwords and personal information in one place is safe. ...
What Is Encryption?
Encryption is the process of encoding messages or information in such a way that only authorized parties can read it. It can be used to...
View & Delete Saved Passwords: Chrome, Firefox, and Safari
Are you interested in learning more about the saved passwords stored in your browser of choice? In this post, we'll show you how to view...
How to Fight Back Against “Zombie Accounts”
There was a great segment on Monday morning's Halloween-themed Good Morning America where host Becky Worley explained to viewers the dangers of "zombie accounts"—old, forgotten,...
Stop Using Login With Facebook Immediately—Here’s Why
Facebook was hacked, and now everyone is scrambling to understand why it happened, who was responsible, and most importantly, what it means for the potentially...
Identity Protection: The Most Important Service You’re Overlooking
The term "identity theft" has been around for 50 years, but it wasn't until the advance of technology and online transactions required sharing and storing...