Passwords are often the only thing standing between a hacker and your online accounts. This guide will introduce you to using Bitwarden to create strong, unique passwords. As a bonus, we’ll show how password managers can also help you save time when filling out login screens and online forms. …

“A title card reading “two-factor authentication,” with an image of a login form, two-factor authentication codes on a phone, and a “sign in” button.

Passwords are the brittle wall that keep unwanted visitors out of your accounts. When it comes to account protection, two-factor authentication is one of the most effective defenses available.

Two-factor authentication (or 2FA, for short) strengthens login security by requiring a second piece of information — a second factor beyond…

GIFs, putting in work.

We love animated GIFs because they let us communicate so much with so little. They’re visual, cyclical, and easy to share — powerful features for communicating unfamiliar concepts to an unfamiliar audience. This is why we think it’s important to learn how GIFs can be used strategically in education. …

In the crowded world of encrypted messaging apps, few tools stand out.

Wire gives you encrypted voice calls, video calls, and messaging. It uses wireless data (through a mobile plan or wi-fi), which can help save money on phone calls and SMS charges. This is great for those of us…

Martin Shelton

Writing about security for journalists, as well as beginners. Principal researcher at @freedomofpress. freedom.press/training

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