Welcome to the Dashlane Tech Check for January 6, 2017! I’ll help you catch up on all Dashlane-related news and the latest buzz about password managers, digital security, identity, and more! At the end of each weekly post, I’ll also include a useful life hack that will keep you safe and secure all year long.
With that said, let’s jump right in!
What in the (Security) World?
Here’s what made headlines this week in the world of digital identity, security, and privacy:
New Year’s Tech Resolutions
It’s a new year, which makes it a perfect time to start getting serious about your New Year’s resolutions. WHAS11 offers 3 New Year’s tech resolutions from that you should keep. Read more.
Stop calling everything a “hack”
ZDNet implores organizations and news media to stop calling security events “hacks” if they are not, and used the recent leak of personal information from a Nevada dispensary to illustrate this point. Read more.
The Russian political hacking saga continues
The Russia-Julian Assange hacking allegations continue to make headlines. In an interview with Fox News, Assange reaffirmed his claim that Russia was not behind the email hacks of the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta. He also suggested that a tech-savvy 14-year-old could have easily hacked Podesta’s email. Read more.
Dashlane News You Shouldn’t Snooze
Dashlane and Intel Join Forces to bring built-in password protection to PCs
We kicked off 2017 with a bang! On Tuesday, we announced upcoming support for Intel® Software Guard Extensions (SGX)–a new technology that will bring built-in password security to PCs–something that’s never been possible before! To learn more about this exciting development, click here.
“This is life changing”: Joanna Stern of the WSJ shares her experience with Dashlane on CBS This Morning
Did you catch us on CBS This Morning on Monday? Wall Street Journal personal tech columnist Joanna Stern joined “CBS This Morning” to offer tips on how to keep hackers away from your online accounts. You can check out our CBS This Morning feature here.
Dashlane Names in TechRadar’s Must-Have Android Apps
Got a new Android phone for the holidays? Make sure you have the ultimate Android setup by adding Dashlane! TechRadar recognized Dashlane as one of the must-have security apps for your new Android smartphone! Click here to see why we’re their top pick.
This Week’s Lifehack to Improve Your Digital Security
Thinking about doing some online shopping with a gift card you received over the holidays? Make sure the e-retailer you’re purchasing from keeps your payment information and your personal information safe while you shop. Here’s how to spot a fake e-commerce website.
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