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Is Locking Your Phone a Waste of Time?

Take our PIN code challenge and you might have a change of heart.

Put a PIN on it.

Apple says half of iPhone* users don’t lock their phones, and McAfee found that 30% of all mobile device users don’t lock theirs. Even Yahoo!’s CEO, Marissa Mayer, doesn’t lock hers! “I just can’t do the passcode thing 15 times a day,” she says.

But locking your phone is a no-brainer security step everyone should take, no matter how inconvenient. A similar argument would claim that seat belts are inconvenient. Like a car accident, being hacked is a low-probability, high-cost event.

Try to crack the PIN and see other great ways to keep your privacy safe.

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Dr. Skip's Digital Lifehacks

Being safe online can be hard, but it doesn’t have to be.

Browse like a superhero.
Forget your passwords.
Get cheaper flights online.

Find out about these and other digital security lifehacks and put your security into overdrive.

Hack your life.

Stop. Think. Is This TMI?

How much of your personal life is public online?

Lifehacks: grocery
Lifehacks: hospital
Lifehacks: shipping

If you’re like 50% of us, you may have already shared too much personal information.

Do you TMI?

It’s Time for a Password Win

90% of passwords are considered hackable by security professionals.

Password Win

Go from hackable to uncrackable and test how your password skills measure up.

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Note: This site is meant for education and reference only. This is not a replacement for personal security products— it is intended to educate on the weakest of passwords, not highly analyze strong passwords.
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