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March 30, 2014  4:12 PM

Who supports 2FA (two-factor authentication)?



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Password, Secure Computing, Security, Security best practice, Security management, Two-factor authentication

In light of the plethora of data breaches in the news, it behooves us to use two-factor authentication (2FA) where it is available. I use it for important accounts like LastPass, eBay and PayPal. Where it is offered on other financial accounts, I use it. You should, too. But how do you know who...

March 29, 2014  9:36 PM

Oh no! Not another password post!



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Password, Secure Computing, Security, Security best practice, Security management

bad-passwords

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March 26, 2014  1:55 AM

Thwart predators and social engineers with a passphrase



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Cybercrime, Password, Secure Computing, Security, Security best practice, Security management

I don't remember exactly where I saw it or heard it, but I recall a story about an incident where a child was approached by a (potential) sexual predator.  The child was told his mother wanted him home right away and -- we'll call him Mr. Friendly -- Mr. Friendly was there to pick the child up....


December 10, 2013  12:00 AM

Have you been pwned?



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Adobe, Data Leak, Password, passwords, Secure Computing, Security

Data breaches have been big news over the past couple of years with some big players leaking huge numbers of online accounts and email addresses. These accounts are now "pwned," being subject to illicit use by hackers. Here are some of the big players and the number of compromised...


November 29, 2013  11:14 PM

Adobe hack: Check your email address now



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Password, Secure Computing, Security, Security best practice, Security management

managing-passwords-2012_06

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November 23, 2013  9:18 PM

Adobe hacked: 38 million user accounts affected



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Adobe, data breach, hackers, LastPass, Password, Security, Security management, Vulnerabilities

adobe_hacked

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November 16, 2013  3:31 PM

LastPass Security Challenge



Posted by: Ken Harthun
LastPass, Password, Secure Computing, Security, Security Challenge, Security management

onepassword1

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October 13, 2013  11:45 PM

Muscle memory passphrases and passwords.



Posted by: Ken Harthun
passphrase, Password, Security

We probably all agree that passphrases can be easier to remember than complex, random passwords. IhaveABIG2013truck! can be memorized in just a couple of minutes whereas Ih*^29xB@@!dude would take a lot longer to commit to memory. This isn't to say that passphrases can't also be difficult to...


September 14, 2013  11:07 PM

LastPass would shut down service before cooperating with NSA over weakening or installing backdoor



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Password, Secure Computing, Security, Security management

According to USA Today, The NSA and its British counterpart, the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) have cracked encryption codes and have inserted secret "back doors" into...


September 7, 2013  3:33 PM

What does the future hold for passwords?



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Password, Secure Computing, Security, Security management

d_silhouette

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