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Comedy Short – Reset Your Password

(YouTube Link) It seems like websites get some kind of sick pleasure from making us change our passwords on a regular basis, and the qualifications for an effective password are becoming more ridiculous every day. This comedy short from UCB Comedy stars Caitlin Downing as a gal who gets no love when it comes to choosing a [...]

Researchers Develop Wi-Fi Blocking Wallpaper

Are your neighbors tired of you stealing their unsecured wi-fi? Here’s an expensive alternative to providing password protection. The Grenoble Institut Polytechnique and its research partners have developed wallpaper that blocks wi-fi transmissions: The wallpaper can block Wi-Fi signals in the 2.45 – 5.5 GHz range, while simultaneously allowing television, FM radio, and mobile phone signals [...]

CIA’s Password ("PIZZA") Hacked

It’s certainly inconvenient if your password is hacked and your identity stolen. But if the CIA’s password is hacked, it may mean a death sentence for its covert operatives. Recently, there was a huge setback [...]

Should I Change My Password

With the Lulzsec recent post of email addresses and passwords, along with all the regular hacking that occurs on a regular basis, it can be really hard to know if your email password has been compromised. Fortunately, Should I Change My Password can help automatically scan a variety of these info leaks to check if [...]

WiFi Password Sampler

Craftster user Omega Chicken made this sampler as a simple way to remember her WiFi password: My housemate got the idea from when friends come over with laptops and mobile devices and always need to connect to her wifi. It was a hassle looking at the router every time and she doesn’t know how to change [...]

The Problem with Passwords

There’s a reason some sites ask for, or require, a password that contains both letters and numbers. The first column describes passwords. The other columns tell you how long it takes a hacker to figure them out. Don’t make it easy for someone to figure yours out. Link (Image credit: The Book of Joe)

How Secure Is Your Password

One password I use would take about 154 nonillion years for a desktop PC to crack. Reassuring.In order to access computer networks, online bank or e-mail accounts, we need a wide range of usernames and passwords.Read More :- How Secure Is My Password