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Setting Up Your Tech on the Assumption You'll Be Hacked - 3 views

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    Advice: Be careful with what information is stored on online devices. Always assume that the information can be leaked so you are never too vulnerable to an attack. Keep a strong password to protect your information
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VPN Security News (@vpnSecurityNews) | Twitter - 2 views

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    This one is a little sketchy. It's just links to articles on VPNs from news sources I haven't heard of. Can you find someone a little less spammy and a little more likely to be a real person?
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Mental cryptography and good passwords - 4 views

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    This article gives a method for generating secure yet easy to remember passwords for online accounts, using encryption and modular arithmetic (!). It is an interesting use of encryption in everyday life for something we all have, password-protected internet accounts. If you click through to the computer science category, you can find other posts on cryptography, encryption, and privacy.
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35 per cent have upped online security following iCloud leak | Business Technology - 4 views

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    Interesting that ~35% of 1000 surveyed have upped the strength of their passwords, but only 6% turned on two-factor ID, which was a major cause of the iCloud hacks going undetected for so long.
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    It seems that two-factor authentication would not have prevented those iCloud hacks (according to this piece: http://www.tuaw.com/2014/09/02/think-iclouds-two-factor-authentication-protects-your-privacy/), but since Apple has now changed the triggers for two-factor to include things like iCloud access, two-factor will be more helpful going forward. So it is a little surprising that more people haven't enabled it.
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    I'm also reminded of the ACLU's Chris Soghoian's point (https://www.aclu.org/blog/technology-and-liberty/lessons-celebrity-icloud-photo-breach) that one reason people have crappy Apple passwords is that Apple makes you use your password so darn often. I know I get frustrated when I have to enter my (crazy long) Apple password on my iPhone just to download a free app.
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Russian Hackers Behind World’s Biggest Internet Security Breach - NBC News.com - 0 views

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    This video talks about a hack done by a group of Russian hackers that gained access to 1.2 billion records, and discusses the idea that perhaps passwords are no longer the best way to protect our information. It's a quick video, but what was interesting to me was that I hadn't even considered that something other than the current password system could protect our information.
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Anatomy of a hack: How crackers ransack passwords like "qeadzcwrsfxv1331" | Ars Technica - 1 views

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    Seriously, folks, you need better passwords.
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Fairy wrens teach secret passwords to their unborn chicks to tell them apart from cucko... - 0 views

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    An unexpected place for passwords to appear...
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Kill the Password: Why a String of Characters Can't Protect Us Anymore | Gadget Lab | W... - 1 views

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    "Since the dawn of the information age, we've bought into the idea that a password, so long as it's elaborate enough, is an adequate means of protecting all this precious data. But in 2012 that's a fallacy, a fantasy, an outdated sales pitch. And anyone who still mouths it is a sucker-or someone who takes you for one."
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