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Have I been pwned?

‘Pwned‘, in case you’re not aware, is a ‘leetspeak’ slang term derived from the verb ‘own’, as meaning to appropriate or to conquer to gain ownership. The term implies domination or humiliation of a rival, and is used primarily in … Continue reading

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Passwords – how secure is my password?

[update 09Feb2014] Kudos to howsecureismypassword.net — I’ve just revisited their site, to discover that their home page now bears the disclaimer (and useful advice): This site could be stealing your password… it’s not, but it easily could be. Be careful … Continue reading

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Passwords: storing passwords

Back in 2007 I wrote a post (One Ring To Rule Them All) detailing my idea for coping with the Internet-necessitated need to manage a whole bunch of passwords with some modicum of security, and without fear of tearing all your … Continue reading

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Passwords: simplifying the complexity

A long while ago now, I wrote up an idea I had for dealing with the problem of handling an ever-growing list of passwords, something that all Net users need to do. (The first post in the series is here). … Continue reading

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Passwords: Pinning down the PINs

Are you any good at remembering numbers? Most people I’ve met say they’re not. What would you say if I said I had a way of remembering all the PINs on all of my credit and debit cards – a way that doesn’t require me … Continue reading

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Passwords: One Ring to Rule Them All

Have you ever heard of ‘Identity Theft’? (No? Where have you been the last few years – playing Evercrack or something?)   Using one password for everything is definitely a Bad Idea. So is writing that one password down on a post-it note … Continue reading

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Passwords: Forgot your password?

I’m glad I’m not a security expert. Talk about catch-22: security experts have to persuade their users that their systems are secure (so that they will be used) while at the same time trying to educate their users to deal with the holes in … Continue reading

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