Tag: Password Complexity

The Real Lessons from the LastPass Breach

Didn’t think I’d be writing back-to-back posts regarding breaches, but that’s the world we live in now. And the LastPass breach is interesting on many levels. In warning users of the breach, LastPass disclosed that their investigation into the breach showed “that LastPass account email addresses, password reminders, server per user salts, and authentication hashes were

Talk about the need for Complex Passwords

I read this post on the Wired blogs about an ATM heist in which the culprit re-programmed the ATM to think it was dispensing dollar bills when it was actually dispensing twenties, thereby allowing the guy to clean out the ATM. How did he do the re-programming? Because he knew the Master Passcode for the

How good are our passwords?

Wired News (which I read assiduously) had a pretty interesting article in their “Security Matters” section recently that talked about an analysis done of MySpace account passwords (“MySpace Passwords Aren’t So Dumb“). It makes for a pretty interesting read, so check it out. While you are at it, check out whether you have a password