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Stanford’s password policy shuns one-size-fits-all security

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Finally a fresh idea about password policies. I really can’t understand why in 2014 there are still companies (including banks) forcing a maximum length for passwords. Stanford University network engineers have unveiled a refreshingly enlightened password policy. By allowing extremely long passcodes and relaxing character complexity requirements as length increases, the new standards may make it easier to choose passwords …

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Imagine no SSL encryption, it’s scary if you try

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Some sound advice. To test a website, you do not need to put in the port number. The test will default to port 443 (HTTPS). So I was able to test Dreamhost.com by just using “dreamhost.com” in the form. At the time I tested, dreamhost had not updated to the fixed version of OpenSSL, and so the test reported it …

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Stored Hashcash

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Interesting post proposing a workable solution against spam and DDoS attacks. Again, this is stemmed from Bitcoin and the approach is not so different from what was proposed in this article on crowdfunding. The brilliant idea behind Hashcash is to replace a monetary postage fee with a computational postage fee. In order to send an email, the sender first has to …

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Facebook ‘Watch naked video of friends’ malware scam infects 2 million people

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Seriously, do people still fall for this kind of things? The Picture appears to be uploaded by a friend and definitely, you might want to see some of your Facebook friends naked, But Beware! If you get curious and click, you will be redirected to a malicious website reports that your Flash Player is not working properly and needs to be re-installed. via …

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How to steal Bitcoins

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Interesting article. I can’t help wondering whether this kind of theft would even be punishable by law; good luck explaining to a judge what exactly has been stolen. Technically, the result of the theft is just an alteration of the Blockchain, which is public by design. Well, it seems that there is money to make, and here is the proof …

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