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Validating Leaked Passwords with k-Anonymity

by srcmax
Today, v2 of Pwned Passwords was released as part of the Have I Been Pwned service offered by Troy Hunt. Containing over half a billion real world leaked passwords, this database provides a vital tool for correcting the course of how the industry combats modern threats against password security.



Mathematics makes strong case that “snoopy2” can be just fine as a password | Ars Technica

by sbrothier
Reusing weaker passwords in some cases can improve security, researchers say.

Get ready to pay for things with your veins - Quartz

by sbrothier
Fingerprint scanners like those on the latest iPhones could soon give way to another biometric identifier: The geometry of the veins in your hands. + Hackers in the Chaos Computer Club last year fooled the Apple TouchID, which unlocks the iPhone 5S when presented with a familiar finger, by creating a copy of fingerprint residue. Fingerprints, the hackers wrote in a blog post, are a terrible way to secure your information: You leave them everywhere when you touch things, and it’s (relatively) easy to create fakes that fool the current scanner technology.

This reader mocked Heartbleed, posted his passwords online. Guess what happened next.

by sbrothier
This reader mocked Heartbleed, posted his passwords online. Guess what happened next.


Your Passwords Aren't As Secure As You Think; Here's How to Fix That - Passwords - Lifehacker

by ghis
If you allow applications to save your passwords, anyone with physical access to your PC can decode them unless you're properly encrypting them—and chances are pretty good you're not. Let's walk through the right and wrong ways to store your passwords.


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