You would think that, once we master space exploration and how to replicate the perfect cup of Earl Grey, everyone in the future according to Star Trek would understand the necessity for unique, strong passwords. Unfortunately, you would be wrong. And no, as we’ll see later, biometrics (like voice authentication) don’t seem to help. As [...]
That’s not exactly a use case we had in mind but… hey, I think it’s good with the TOS so knock yourselves out.
The Sophos NakedSecurity blog has some excellent password security advice to kick off your Monday morning: “Before being interviewed on TV, wipe passwords off whiteboard“. Here’s a shot from TVP, a Polish television channel, that prompted this timely refresher: Note that “hasło” is the Polish word for ‘password’. I guess a scrap of paper under your keyboard is [...]
Yes, the stories are true, and no, this isn’t The Onion. People are, once again, displaying their affinity for tweeting photos of things that should never be tweeted. Let’s set the scene and put you in the shoes of a number of today’s (possibly young, possibly naïve) Twitter users: you get your first debit card, [...]
In the rapidly changing world of eternal mathematical truths, we need to innovativize for the sustanation of our competitive advantage. So instead of serving our customer base with the same old encryption algorithms that are used by governments, military, and most of the Internet, we want to provide the world with new, proprietary systems that [...]
It seems that “Password1″ is the number 1 password on business systems. (Source Trustwave’s 2012 Global Security Report.) Of course if people used 1Password (the application, not as a password) they wouldn’t be stuck having to remember passwords. The reason, according to the report, that “Password1″ is so popular within businesses is that it meets the [...]
So it turns out that members of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s staff have been using the password “12345″ for many of their internal email accounts as reported by Haaretz. For those of you unfamiliar with the movie Spaceballs, the Star Wars parody involves a devious plot by Planet Spaceballs to steal the password combination which [...]