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CyberVor

As you may have heard, earlier this week it was reported that a Russian cybergang had stolen 1.2 billion user name and passwords as well as 500 million email addresses. These astounding numbers were discovered by a Milwaukee security firm, Hold Security, as reported in the New York Times. You may remember Hold Security as those who identified and tracked the Target breach back in February.

 

RoboForm Online Outages

We are in the process of adding the infrastructure for our new multifactor authentication for RoboForm. Accordingly, we are making changes to our servers to be able to handle the one-time-passwords (OTP) and registration of new devices.

 

8 Tips for Keeping Your Passwords Safe This Summer

The Sun Isn’t the Only Way to Get Burned

The summer is a great time to relax, whether it’s on a beach or on your front porch. Unfortunately, while enjoying picnics and barbeques, online security is the last thing on most peoples’ minds. Therefore, we at RoboForm Password Manager have assembled these 8 simple tips for keeping yourself safe this summer.

 

RoboForm Bookmarklet Security

Bookmarklet Security In August 2013 researchers from the University of California, Berkeley contacted Siber Systems to inform us of a few security concerns identified with our RoboForm Bookmarklet. Those findings were released in a paper entitled "The Emperor’s New Password Manager: Security Analysis of Web-based Password Managers." The paper outlines a few security concerns with the RoboForm Bookmarklet as well as other password managers.

 

Has Your Android Device Been Hacked via Heartbleed?

According to a post on Gizmodo on April 15, not only is Heartbleed causing heartache on hundreds of servers all over the internet, but security researchers have also warned that the bug could allow direct hacks of Android, too. The Gizmodo post recommends that you install Heartbleed Detector, a free app developed by Lookout Mobile, to determine if your device is at risk. For more details visit Gizmodo.

 

RoboForm Not Affected by the Heartbleed Bug.

Heartbleed bug image The Heartbleed Bug was disclosed Monday night and can occur in open-source software called OpenSSL that's widely used to encrypt Web communications. Heartbleed can reveal the contents of a server's memory, where most sensitive data is stored.

 

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month!

National Cyber Security Awareness MonthOctober generally invokes thoughts of planning Halloween events, the transition into cold weather (for most of us) and the days getting shorter. However, at RoboForm we have something completely different that we're looking forward to – National Cyber Security Awareness Month! Throughout October, RoboForm will be celebrating Cyber Safety and we’d love for our users to get involved.  Please visit www.RoboForm.com/cyber to take part!

 

Tech Advice: Missing Your RoboForm Toolbar in Internet Explorer?

Good day everyone- Austin here checking in with a new technical support guide. This article provides information for users who have lost their RoboForm toolbar in Internet Explorer.

 

RoboForm and the NSA

NSA Information Gathering

Government surveillance is not a new thing, but has been brought to the forefront of user's minds with the adoption of the 2001 Patriot Act and the 2007 Prism surveillance program. While the thought of the government having access to your information may seem surreal, it reflects today’s evolving world and culture.

 

RoboForm Techie: Unreleased Gadgets – How Innovative are They?

RoboForm loves, loves, loves technology and new gadgets. Our employees always seem to be discussing the latest addition to the Apple family or what Google is coming out with next...

 

Worldwide Password Safety

There are many preventable bad habits and mistakes when working with passwords. RoboForm stays on top of them, and we regularly report them on our blog and on other social media.

 

Phishing- What It Is and How to Avoid It

What is Phishing?

Phishing is website link that appears to be from a legitimate company, but actually attempts to collect sensitive and private information from you. While Facebook phishing is popular (see below), phishers also target bank sites, credit card sites, email accounts, PayPal, and other social networking sites. They attempt to access many different types of information and phish links can present themselves in many ways. RoboForm would like to share some ways you can identify a phishing website (if your browser is not able to detect it), as well as how to avoid them altogether.

 

The Danger in Using Google Chrome’s Auto-Save Password Feature

We love Google Chrome- a lot of us use it daily here at RoboForm.  It has a simple design that’s customizable, pushes regular updates and has great add-ons available (like RoboForm).  However, it's "save your password" feature has come under fire recently by several media outlets and security experts, including software developer Elliot Kember (read his post here).

 

Is Your RoboForm Icon Missing in Google Chrome?

My name is Austin and I am a member of the technical support staff here at RoboForm.  Every couple of weeks I'll be posting about common issues that we've seen from users, along with solutions to those issues.  If you are missing your RoboForm icon in Google Chrome, this article will help you!

 

RoboForm is an Undergraduate’s ‘BFF’ for the Common Application

August 1st, a day which to most means one more sunny month left. However, for high school seniors it means the day the Common Application comes out. The Common Application is an undergraduate college admission application that students may use to apply to any of 517 member colleges and universities in America and Europe. This year, the Common App got a face lift and is now much more sleek and easy to navigate through, but that doesn’t make it any less tedious. It is a thorough and long process that asks applicants everything from their religion, their parent’s education, to details about their siblings. There’s not much time to fill out these long blocks of information considering the busy lives of teens and students should devote their Common App time to writing the essay to show their true personality. However, RoboForm can help greatly with this process. We’ve talked to some students who use RoboForm and they have given us some great tips for using RoboForm with the Common App.

 

Tech Advice: Has Your RoboForm Toolbar Disappeared in Firefox?

RoboForm Advice Column

My name is Austin and I am a member of the technical support staff here at RoboForm.  Every couple of weeks I'll be posting about common issues that we've seen from users, along with solutions to those issues.  I look forward to helping you make the most of your RoboForm with Tech Advice!

 
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