The Jexet Technology Times | January 2018

Are Your Kids Careless With Online Passwords?
With corporations taking hits left and right from cybercriminals, security on the Internet has become more important than ever. Still, even as many of us step up the security of our online presence, stragglers who believe they’re immune to such attacks abound.

Based on a recent survey from Statista, young people are more careless with passwords. Thirty-four percent of people aged 18 to 34 years use the same password for “most online logins,” compared to only 20% of the 35 to 54 demographic, and only 13% for those older than 55. In addition, a whopping 10% of 18- to 34- year-olds use the same password for all their online keys.

It goes without saying that this is bad practice. It can be all too easy to hack into a single, less secure account, but if different passwords are used for separate logins, it becomes much more difficult to access more important files in, say, a Gmail account or bank login. Not so if the passwords are identical.

Apps That Make Our Lives Easier, All Under $10
With new apps flooding the market every day, it can be difficult to pick out the ones that will assist you instead of just inspiring buyer’s remorse. But there are dozens of apps that, despite their miniscule price tag, can have a small but lasting impact on your day-to-day.

Take Dark Sky ($4) for example. An up-to-the-minute accurate forecasting app that will break down weather information for exactly where you are at any given moment, down to when the expected rain or snowstorm will start and stop.

You can also check out Notability ($9.99), which Business Insider calls “one of the best things to ever happen to note-taking.” The app allows you to mark up PDFs and photos, take voice recordings, and a number of other functions, with everything stored in the cloud.

Those young people mentioned above who have trouble keeping more than one password might appreciate 1Password (Free), a dedicated place to guard all your passwords behind one difficult-to-hack password.