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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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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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Leaked employee passwords open up Fortune 500 companies to hackers - 0 views

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    "At 221 of the Fortune 500 companies, Fortune magazine's list of the the top 500 U.S. public corporations ranked by gross revenue, employees' credentials are posted publicly online for hackers to steal and reuse in cyberattacks, according to new research from the web intelligence firm Recorded Future. "
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Schneier on Security: Over a Billion Passwords Stolen? - 0 views

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    "This story is getting squrrelier and squrrelier. Yes, security companies love to hype the threat to sell their products and services. But this goes further: single-handedly trying to create a panic, and then profiting off that panic."
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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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Facebook App's Password Data Breach Turns into Lawsuit - 0 views

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    32 million passwords compromised - yikes...
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