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LastPass Leaking Passwords Via Chrome Extension

LastPass Leaking Passwords is not new, last week its Firefox extension was picked apart – now this week it’s Chrome extension is giving up its goodies. I’ve always found LastPass a bit suspect, even though they are super easy to use, and have a nice UI they’ve had TOO many serious security issues for a […]

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Abbrase – Abbreviated Passphrase Password Generator

Abbrase is an abbreviated passphrase password generator. An ‘abbrase’ is one of the passwords it produces. It generates a password and a phrase like “phyeigdolrejutt” and “physical eight dollars rejected utterly”. Creating secure passwords is easy. Remembering them is hard. Pwgen makes them memorable though pronounceability. XKCD suggests using a series of random common words, […]

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123456 Still The Most Common Password For 2015

So sadly, but also unsurprisingly ‘123456’ is still the most common password for 2015 (based on leaked password lists) the same as it was in years before, e.g. The 25 Worst Passwords Of 2013 – “password” Is Not #1. Way back in 2006, it clocked in at number 5 in a rather UK centric look […]

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LaZagne – Password Recovery Tool For Windows & Linux

The LaZagne project is an open source password recovery tool used to retrieve passwords stored on a local computer. Each software stores its passwords using different techniques (plaintext, APIs, custom algorithms, databases and so on). This tool has been developed for the purpose of finding these passwords for the most commonly-used software. At this moment, […]

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Passera – Generate A Unique Strong Password For Every Website

We’ve discussed password storage/generation solutions quite often, especially in the news stories about hacks and plain text password leaks, here’s a tool for the more paranoid who don’t want to store their passwords locally or in the cloud. Passera is a simple tool written in Go that allows users to generate a unique strong password […]

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Microsoft Says You SHOULD Re-use Passwords Across Sites

Ok so we constantly tell people not to reuse passwords across sites, because if they are stored in plain text (and leaked) those naughty hackers now have your e-mail address AND your password and can wreak havoc on your life. Which is pretty much true, but Microsoft disagrees and there is some validity to what […]

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Moscrack – Cluster Cracking Tool For WPA Keys

Moscrack is a PERL application designed to facilitate cracking WPA keys in parallel on a group of computers. This is accomplished by use of either Mosix clustering software, SSH or RSH access to a number of nodes. With Moscrack’s new plugin framework, hash cracking has become possible. SHA256/512, DES, MD5 and *Blowfish Unix password hashes […]

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Blackhash – Audit Passwords Without Hashes

A traditional password audit typically involves extracting password hashes from systems and then sending those hashes to a third-party security auditor or an in-house security team. These security specialists have the knowledge and tools to effectively audit password hashes. They use password cracking software such as John the Ripper and Hashcat in an effort to […]

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The 25 Worst Passwords Of 2013 – “password” Is Not #1

The worst passwords of 2013 – really, more like the most common. The majority come from the massive Adobe leak, which contributed over 40 million passwords and skewed the data a fair bit pushing “photoshop” and “adobe123” into the list. Most of them are no surprise though, we published the top 10 most common passwords […]

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