DailyDirt: Breaking Bad... Passwords

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Passwords are everywhere. They get us access to our phones, computers, email, social media accounts, cloud storage accounts, banks accounts... just about everything important (and unimportant -- which is part of the problem with passwords). You might think you're clever by choosing a 4-digit PIN that doesn't look like a birthday date or year, but if you're using 2580 and think you're smart, think again. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.

Filed Under: dongle, fingerprint, logins, passcode, password-free, passwords, pin, security, tokens
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    John Fenderson (profile), 25 Mar 2015 @ 7:55am

    WEP

    WEP is pretty much the same as nothing, WPA isn't very secure, so I take an approach that avoids both of them while providing strong security: I turn the WiFi crypto off completely, then set up my router so that the only thing that can be reached through the access point is my VPN. Anybody can connect to the AP, but doing so won't actually do them any good.

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