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mattgu123

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.
Derek Bruff

Kill the Password: Why a String of Characters Can't Protect Us Anymore | Gadget Lab | Wired.com - 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 But in 2012 that's a fallacy, a fantasy, an outdated sales pitch.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."
Abbey Roberts

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.
Derek Bruff

Fairy wrens teach secret passwords to their unborn chicks to tell them apart from cuckoo impostors | Not Exactly Rocket Science | Discover Magazine - 0 views

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    An unexpected place for passwords to appear...
Riley Dankovich

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.
Derek Bruff

Anatomy of a hack: How crackers ransack passwords like "qeadzcwrsfxv1331" | Ars Technica - 1 views

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    Seriously, folks, you need better passwords.
lvanryzin

11 Tips for Safe Online Shopping - 0 views

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    6. Use Strong Passwords We like to beat this dead horse about making sure to utilize uncrackable Passwords, but it's never more important than when banking and shopping online. Our tips for creating a unique password can come in handy during a time of year when shopping around probably means creating new accounts on all sorts of e-commerce sites.
whitnese

How Secure Is My Password? - 1 views

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    This site could be stealing your password... it's not, but it easily could be. Be careful where you type your password.
whitnese

3 Tools To Simplify Your Life -- And Protect You From Hackers - 2 views

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    The recent news that someone using your computer can see all of your passwords stored in Chrome with a few clicks made me aware of something that I had known -- but ignored -- for a long time: I have five or six passwords for dozens of accounts. ...
leahrstr

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
Derek Bruff

Apple - Press Info - Apple Media Advisory - 0 views

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    "we have discovered that certain celebrity accounts were compromised by a very targeted attack on user names, passwords and security questions"
Allison Molo

Hackers Breach Security of HealthCare.gov - NYTimes.com - 0 views

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    Check out this article! It's about a recent security breach of heathcare.gov that was made possible due to a test server with a default password that hadn't been changed and a lack of regular security scans.
sareennl

Tools boast easy cracking of Microsoft crypto for businesses - 0 views

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    Summary: Cryptography specialists have developed tools to crack PPTP encryption (based on an algorithm from Microsoft), gaining access to Wi-Fi, passwords, corporate networks and data.
Allison Molo

Russia hack is not that scary - 0 views

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    interesting read about how dangerous a hack could be
Derek Bruff

This guy suffered an epic hack. - 1 views

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    Wow, poor guy. Time to update my passwords.
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