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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    Anonymous Coward, 25 Mar 2015 @ 8:43pm

    Re: WEP

    "...WPA isn't very secure..."
    WTF??! WPA *can be entirely secure*, if you read the manual.

    I *could* set up a WPA Radius server on my network (two Windows, one Apple, and three Linux boxes - there are more, but the rest are connected to the router via hard cables), but why f#$%ing bother? I use WPA2-PSK with a 63 character key comprised of upper and lower case alphabetics, numerals, and symbols.

    I defy the NSA to own enough computing power to crack my wireless network during my lifetime, unless Mr. Technology performs one of those extra uber-wacky fast-forward things.

    Today, and for the foreseeable future, WPA rulez (unless you're too lazy to RTFM)!

    Talk about something you know.

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