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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 […]

Topic: Hacking News

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 […]

Topic: Password Cracking, Privacy, Web Hacking

Cupid Media Hack Exposes 42 Million Passwords In Plain Text

42 Million Passwords – now that’s a big number, and the worst part – they aren’t even hashed. Nope, not at all – not even badly. Apparently the intrusion took place earlier this year, in January 2013 – but there was no public announcement. The data was found on the same server where the hacked […]

Topic: Exploits/Vulnerabilities, Privacy, Web Hacking

Wyd – Automated Password Profiling Tool

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: […]

Topic: Hacking Tools, Password Cracking

Most Damaging Computer Attacks Rely on Stolen Logins

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 […]

Topic: Hacking News

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