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Sunday October 22nd 2017

Posts Tagged ‘passwords’

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 [...]

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 [...]

Cloud computing and passwords

A common synonym for password is "access key". And as a key to our property, the password is increasing in importance. This has a lot to do with the current transformation of the Internet from a highway to a hotel. When the civil Internet broke free from the military ARPANET, in the late 1980s, it came into the hands of the US National Science [...]