You can't go anywhere online without a password these days. You certainly can't play many games without one. Want to access Xbox Live through your PC? You'll need a password. Logging onto the PlayStation Store? Cough it up. Playing any … Continue reading →
How secure? what kind of password do you use? i.e. easy, pattern, word and numbers, symbols
LinkedIn users could be facing yet another security problem.
A user in a Russian forum says that he has hacked and uploaded almost 6.5 million LinkedIn passwords, according to The Verge. Though his claim has yet to be confirmed, Twitter users are already reporting that they've found their hashed LinkedIn passwords on the list, security expert Per Thorsheim said.
Could employers demand your Facebook password as part of a job application?
One American was shocked to find a section in an application form that demanded not only his user names - but also passwords that would give his employers full access to his account, including private messages to other people.
I wonder if any of the resident females fall into this catagory
A little while back I took a look at some recently breached accounts and wrote A brief Sony password analysis. The results were alarming; passwords were relatively short (usually 6 to 10 characters), simple (less than 1% had a non-alphanumeric character) and predictable (more than a third were in a common password dictionary). What was even worse though was uniqueness; 92% of common accounts in the Sony systems reused passwords and even when I looked at a totally unrelated system – Gawker – reuse was still very high with over two thirds of common email addresses sharing the same password.
He's probably a paedo, which is bad. But I didn't think you'd go to jail for refusing to give the pigs encryption keys. Guess he should have used a truecrypt hidden volume.
As high-end graphics processing units become increasingly widespread, basic passwords are no longer enough protection, say scientists. The warning comes at a time when GPUs are increasingly used to calculate problems rather than simply process fast-moving graphics for computer games.