Password Schmassword February 2nd, 2010 @ 4:30 pm PST
Are you using the same password for everything? You probably are, aren’t you? “That’s okay,” you’re thinking, “It’s a really, really hard password. Nobody will ever get it.” Not so fast, fish-breath. A recent post on the Twitter Status blog details a new way that some crafty crackers are stealing passwords. It basically works like […]
Easy Passwords November 6th, 2008 @ 7:02 pm PST
I have a friend who has a ridiculously simple password that he uses for almost everything. Now, I’m not going to get into all the many reasons that this is a bad idea. You already know that you shouldn’t use the same password for everything, right? And that you shouldn’t use something really easy to […]
Keeping Track of Passwords September 3rd, 2008 @ 3:12 pm PDT
For many years now I have been delighted that the words “username” and “password” are the same length. A fixed-width font in a text file full of server addresses, usernames, and passwords therefore looks quite organized.
Passwords January 4th, 2002 @ 10:21 am PST
I recently changed my SHELL / FTP passwords at DreamHost because of the little Blogger security breach. (I don’t use Blogger any longer, but I thought I’d be on the safe side.) Customer Support sent me the following message: After looking further into your account it was discovered that you only changed one character between […]