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Password Breaches

anemoanemo Member Posts: 1,004 Uncommon

There have been tons of secuirity lately...  Linkedin, Last.fm, LoL euro, eHarmony, and to an extent gmail when re-authenticating.

Of course the most valuable part of the breach is then the ability to try to match username and passwords to other services.  Often times these matches get resold and traded around with other individuals.

So now a poll, where services could be anything from online banking, throw away forum accounts, or games.

 

Practice doesn't make perfect, practice makes permanent.

"At one point technology meant making tech that could get to the moon, now it means making tech that could get you a taxi."

Comments

  • waynejr2waynejr2 West Toluca Lake, CAMember Posts: 6,594 Rare

    where is zero?

     

    If people can't think up passwords, here is a tool for it:

    http://www.thebitmill.com/tools/password.html

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  • anemoanemo Member Posts: 1,004 Uncommon

    Hit enter by accident. when adding options.   Meant to go 4-6, 6+, and 0.

    Practice doesn't make perfect, practice makes permanent.

    "At one point technology meant making tech that could get to the moon, now it means making tech that could get you a taxi."

  • GTwanderGTwander San Diego, CAMember Posts: 6,035 Uncommon

    Answering this would be a breach of security as well. Nice try.

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  • maplestonemaplestone Ottawa, ONMember Posts: 3,099 Uncommon

    If you have a unique throw-away email address for each service, you can detect many security breaches by the sudden appearance of spam.

  • GruntyGrunty TexasMember Posts: 7,702 Uncommon

    And using a password management application will help. There are several but a decent one is KeePass. It's an open source program  available through sourceforge. It isn't perfect and will take some learing to us well.

    Features page is here.

    "SHA-256 is used as password hash. SHA-256 is a 256-bit cryptographically secure one-way hash function. Your master password is hashed using this algorithm and its output is used as key for the encryption algorithms."

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