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
Companies: google, yahoo


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    Uriel-238 (profile), 25 Mar 2015 @ 10:59am

    My community has local wardrivers

    And I'd happily share my internet if it wasn't abused by the local piggybacks (e.g. streaming or peer-to-peer which hogs all the bandwidth) so we use the feature that checks the MAC addys of designated devices.

    It means that guests have to get their device registered, but we don't have enough wifi guests for it to be a serious bother.

    Multi-factor Authentication. It's the only way to fly.

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