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 @ 1:10pm

    Re: My community has local wardrivers

    There are two nicer ways to handle this (assuming that you are interested in providing some sort of public Wifi access but don't want it abused.) The easiest way is to use a more modern Wifi device that allows you to run a "guest" AP that is independent of your private AP, and to restrict what people can do on the guest AP. There are numerous inexpensive consumer Wifi rigs that let you easily do this out of the box.

    Or, if you don't mind running a more complex router, you can set up your AP so that it runs with limited resources for everything but a VPN connection, then use the VPN connection for your own unlimited access.

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