So it turns out you don’t need any fancy password cracking software like John the Ripper or Cain and Abel you just need a handful of £5 gift vouchers for Marks and Spencers! But we had discussed this in part before, some people will give out their passwords if you just ask, some if you [...]
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Wyd is a neat tool I found recently for Password Profiling. In current IT security environments, files and services are often password protected. In certain situation it is required to get access to files and/or data even when they are protected and the password is unknown. wyd.pl was born out of those two of situations: [...]
A sterling case for two factor authentication if I ever saw one. The rule is use two of the 3 methods of authentication, if possible use all 3. What you have (A USB key or Token) What you are (Biometrics – Fingerprint or Iris scan) What you know (A password or passphrase) More than 8 [...]
A pretty interesting article that statistically measured the frequency of passwords by taking an aggregate sample of passwords (primarily from the UK). Here are listed the most commonly occurring from the sample. 10. ‘thomas’ (0.99%) First off, at number 10, is the most common format of passwords – the name. Thomas is a perennially popular [...]
If you receive a e-Mail alert of a new patch for your Windows XP OS, think again before opening the link present on the message. The spammed emails, which purport to come from email@example.com, claim that a vulnerability has been found ‘in the Microsoft WinLogon Service’ and could ‘allow a hacker to gain access to [...]
I’ve tried out a few of these visual recognition password technique things, and to tell you the truth they didn’t work for me, not at all. I clicked the requisite 3-4 spots on the image, and remembered them, but when I tried to login it wouldn’t accept it. A password that uses images instead of [...]
SAN JOSE, California — Identity theft and online bank fraud were the unofficial themes of the 2006 RSA Conference, a massive security confab where Bill Gates came to announce the imminent death of the password and vendors filled the exhibition halls with iPod giveaways and promises that their product could stop everything from spam and [...]