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October 20, 2012  10:22 PM

Distributed passwords: A simple security precaution that works



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

Everyone of us has one: A user who has a "book" of passwords sitting in plain view at their workstation. This person absolutely insists on keeping passwords written down in longhand and refuses to use any type of password manager software. Yes, the book is usually closed and it's not obviously...

October 20, 2012  1:35 PM

All credit card PIN numbers in the World leaked



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

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September 23, 2012  8:44 PM

Carry your passwords in your wallet



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

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September 21, 2012  1:48 AM

A portable app to password protect your USB sticks



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Encryption, Password, Security

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September 7, 2012  1:59 AM

How to protect your password manager?



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

If the bad guys already know how to get your "clever" passwords, what kind of password do you put on your password manager? You can't risk their getting...


August 31, 2012  7:14 PM

And you thought I was joking!



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

My last post, "Humor: Only an idiot...," was a poke at the lighter side of password security, particularly ridiculously easy-to-guess passwords. Unfortunately, it is an all-to-common habit even for the...


August 28, 2012  7:10 PM

Forget all those clever password creation tips: The bad guys know them all



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

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July 16, 2012  10:59 PM

Yahoo Voices hack exposes worst passwords you could ever use



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

I hope that none of you, my readers, are using any passwords like these:

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July 8, 2012  11:40 PM

Paper is still king for passing on your estate’s online assets



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

These two articles became the subject of a lot of thought and discussion on how to best pass on your electronic assets when you pass away: How will you pass on...

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June 9, 2012  1:18 PM

Change your Last.fm password



Posted by: Ken Harthun
data breach, hackers, Password

If you are a member of music site Last.fm, you may want to change your password. While they have not confirmed that any passwords have leaked, an announcement on their web site says they are "investigating the leak of some Last.fm user...


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