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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    Anonymous Coward, 25 Mar 2015 @ 3:30pm

    Fearmongery

    What utter nonsense. WPA is not even what Reaver attacks. Reaver goes after the 8-digit pin for the assisted setup of new devices to employ WPA (heck, it only needs to crack four of the eight). If you have that assisted setup "feature" turned off, or tightly constrained (as it is by default on modern routers), Reaver is useless. Use a good password with WPA and you can laugh at wardrivers.

    Pointing to a scarey article as far out of date as the one given here is not worthy of TD.

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