Posts tagged “passwords”

Password Schmassword

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

Keeping Track of Passwords

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.


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

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