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Deloitte hit by cyber-attack revealing clients' secret emails | Business | The Guardian - 0 views

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    "The hacker compromised the firm's global email server through an "administrator's account" that, in theory, gave them privileged, unrestricted "access to all areas".

    The account required only a single password and did not have "two-step" verification, sources said."
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Password strength meters fail to spot easy-to-crack examples | Technology | The Guardian - 0 views

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    "Instead password strength meters measure entropy - the amount of time or energy needed to crack a password using brute force methods. The longer and more complex the password, the longer it will take to crack by simply iterating through a list of all possible passwords. According to Stockley, however, brute force is a password cracker's last resort."
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Sixth-grader creates method for deriving highly secure, yet easily remembered passwords... - 0 views

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    ""All passwords are Diceware generated and contain six words," Mira says on her website. "I write the passwords by hand and do not keep a copy of what I have sent to you. The passwords are sent by U.S. Postal Mail, which cannot be opened by the government without a search warrant." She also recommends you alter the pass phrase slightly after she sends it to you."
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Brute-force iPhone password guesser can bypass Apple's 10-guess lockout - Boing Boing - 0 views

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    "The IP Box costs less than £200 and can guess all possible four-digit passwords in 111 hours.

    The device bypasses the secure wipe triggered by ten bad guesses by "aggressively cutting the power after each failed PIN attempt, but before the attempt has been synchronized to flash memory." "
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Worst passwords of 2014 are just as terrible as you'd think - 0 views

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    "1. 123456 (Unchanged from 2013)
    2. password (Unchanged)
    3. 12345 (Up 17)
    4. 12345678 (Down 1)
    5. qwerty (Down 1)
    6. 234567890 (Unchanged)
    7. 1234 (Up 9)
    8. baseball (New)
    9. dragon (New)
    10. football (New)
    11. 1234567 (Down 4)
    12. monkey (Up 5)
    13. letmein (Up 1)
    14. abc123 (Down 9)
    15. 111111 (Down 8)
    16. mustang (New)
    17. access (New)
    18. shadow (Unchanged)
    19. master (New)
    20. michael (New)
    21. superman (New)
    22. 696969 (New)
    23. 123123 (Down 12)
    24. batman (New)
    25. trustno1 (Down 1)"
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How your child's art could unlock a more secure online world | Technology | theguardian... - 0 views

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    ""Kids forget passwords all the time," says Alexander Cole, the chief executive of Edinburgh-based Peekabu. "They're often unfamiliar with the concept of logging in, there is often no username or social media account to remind them of their password when they forget it. And it's a real problem because the BBC's really keen to have children creating accounts, making friends with one another, and playing multiplayer games with their friends from the real world."
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Starbucks: We Stored Your Passwords in Plaintext - 0 views

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    "User information, including passwords, email addresses, usernames and geolocation data, was unencrypted - making it readily accessible to anyone who plugs the handset into a PC, according to a report detailing the vulnerability."
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Did your Adobe password leak? Now you and 150m others can check | Technology | theguard... - 0 views

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    "Nearly 150 million people have been affected by a loss of customer data by Adobe, over 20 times more than the company admitted in its initial statement last week."
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How secure is your e-mail password? | InSecurity Complex - 0 views

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    Your e-mail password may be easier to access than you may have thought.
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