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The Internet Has A Password Problem

Article from You have a problem. Your online passwords — the barrier that protects your most private correspondence, financial data and nearly every element of your identity and life — are a mess. Feel (a little) better: It’s not totally your fault. Though this past week’s enormous Heartbleed security flaw has brought the dismal […]

Passwords continue to have little defense against hackers

Article from Zdnet: The time an end-user spends devising a password this year will be longer than the life expectancy of that password, according to Deloitte Canada. The research organization said Monday that 90% of user-generated passwords would be relevant for mere seconds under pressure from hackers. Those passwords include so-called strong passwords, which are […]

United Nations Summit Votes to Support Internet Eavesdropping

Article from Cnet: A United Nations (U.N.) summit has adopted confidential recommendations proposed by China that will help network providers target BitTorrent uploaders, detect trading of copyrighted MP3 files, and, critics say, accelerate Internet censorship in repressive nations. Approval by the U.N.’s International Telecommunications Union came despite objections from Germany, which warned the organization must “not […]