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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.

2010

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.

2009

2008

p a s s k o o l

by camel (via)
PassKool is a deterministic password generator. It tries to generate passwords that more or less sound like English. As PassKool generator is deterministic, identical inputs will give the same password. The security here relies on a secret passphrase used to generate the final password. A passphrase is usually easier to remember than a cryptic password. If you happen to forget the password, you can still retrieve it using PassKool. PassKool can also create deterministic password with random content. This may sound contradictory but the deterministic parameter is the seed used for the random generator. Here's a short example for a "root" account on some Unix/Linux box. By default, the password has a length of 12 characters. python passkool.py "root" "top secret phrase" ---> Generated password : quencatithro If you call this command again, you will find the same password.

The Usability of Passwords - Baekdal.com

by ghis & 6 others
Security companies and IT people constantly tells us that we should use complex and difficult passwords. This is bad advice, because you can actually make usable, easy to remember and highly secure passwords. In fact, usable passwords are often far better than complex ones. So let's dive into the world of passwords, and look at what makes a password secure in practical terms.

The Usability of Passwords - Baekdal.com

by tortuegt & 6 others
Un avis intéressant sur la sécurité des mots de passe. Trois mots communs peuvent résister plusieurs années, voire plus encore !

Yubico - Trust the net

by wabaus
"The YubiKey is a new, simple and secure authentication solution. With a simple click on the YubiKey button, your identity and a unique password is sent every time you use it. The device connects to the USB port, fits in your wallet and works on all platforms and browsers, without the need of any client software. Together with the Yubico back-end integration platform, we enable quick and easy integration with any online service."

2007

Coding Horror: Passphrase Evangelism

by greut

The greatest long term security threat isn't hackers. It's the perpetuation of the braindead 8-16 character password length limitation, and the idea that passwords are single words.

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