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Archive for March, 2011

50 ways to steal your password, part 3

It is a curious thing that many programs and features that are developed to increase Internet safety, also can be used to destroy Internet safety. Perhaps the most obvious example of this is programs for packet analyzing a.k.a. packet sniffing. All Internet messages are chopped down into small packets that are reassembled once they reach their [...]

50 ways to steal your password, part 2

In my first post in this series, I focused on the perils of leaving the computer unattended. However, various passwords on the Internet are open and accessible for theft 24/7. In addition, they can be accessed from any place. The most obvious way of doing this is through password cracking. All you need for this is 1) password cracking software and [...]

Technologies will sometimes fail us

In the aftermath of the Japanese earthquakes and the horrible effects on nuclear power plants, this technology is being reevaluated all over the globe. It is as if we were blind for the potential hazard of positioning nuclear plants in one of the most earthquake prone regions of the world. If we have missed something this obvious, what else have [...]

50 ways to steal your password, part 1

"At the risk of being crude, there must be 50 ways to leave your lover," sang Paul Simon in the 1970s. In the following, I will modernise this into 50 ways to steal your password. This is certainly not my area of expertise, but I know enough to be very scared. As the world seems intent on running like crazy towards the wonders of cloud computing [...]