password

Tue
13
Mar
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Weak Passwords Put Businesses at Risk: Study

A new study conducted by Trustwave, an IT research firm, is providing a startling look at the security vulnerabilities and hacking trends within computer systems used in the business world. For example, the Global Security Report for 2012 shows that ... the most popular computer password selected by business users is "Password1". Of the 2.5 million passwords Trustwave studied in total, about 5 per cent contained the word "password." (Source: slashgear.com ) According to Trustwave, "Password1" is so popular because "it satisfies the default Microsoft Active Directory complexity setting," ... (view more)

Mon
05
Sep
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'Sticky Password Free 5.0.5.239'. and 'SeaMonkey 2.3.3'

Sticky Password Free 5.0.5.239 Sticky Password is a password manager and form filler. The free version is limited in the number of identities, passwords, and accounts you can use. http://www.stickypassword.com SeaMonkey 2.3.3 The SeaMonkey project ... is a community effort to develop the SeaMonkey all-in-one internet application suite. Such a software suite was previously made popular by Netscape and Mozilla, and the SeaMonkey project continues to develop and deliver high-quality updates to this concept. Containing an Internet browser, email and newsgroup client with an included web feed reader, ... (view more)

Wed
13
Jul
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'SystemRescueCD 2.2', and 'KeePass Password Safe 2.1.6'

SystemRescueCD 2.2 SystemRescueCd is a Linux system rescue disk available as a bootable CD-ROM or USB stick for administrating or repairing your system and data after a crash. It aims to provide an easy way to carry out admin tasks on your computer, ... such as creating and editing the hard disk partitions. http://www.sysresccd.org KeePass Password Safe 2.1.6 Today you need to remember many passwords. For example: you need a password for the Windows network logon, your e-mail account, your website's FTP password, online passwords (like website member account), etc. KeePass is a free open source ... (view more)

Wed
06
Oct
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'Cyberx Password Generator Pro 2.0.1.7', and 'EssentialPIM 3.7.4'

Cyberx Password Generator Pro 2.0.1.7 Cyberx Password Generator Pro is a GUI based simple password generator. With this program you can create random/pronounceable passwords that are highly secure and extremely difficult to crack. ... http://realhacker.altervista.org EssentialPIM 3.7.4 PIM stands for Personal Information Manager, and it allows you to keep all your information in electronic form. All your appointments, tasks, to do lists, notes, contacts and email messages are stored in a graphical and easily accessible form. Works great for netbooks. http://www.essentialpim.com This freeware ... (view more)

Wed
22
Sep
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Google Beefs Up Online Security Using Cellphone SMS

With many tech analysts predicting that cloud computing will be an important part of how companies conduct their future business, Google has intervened by clamping down on potential hackers and would-be identity thieves. Second Password Code Sent ... via SMS, Cell Phone Using simple passwords for an online account makes you prone to hackers, and this is especially true for corporate accounts. In response to the call for greater security, Google has implemented an additional (and optional) security measure which requires users enter a random six-digit code after entering their password. The random ... (view more)

Tue
20
Jul
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New Password Crack Could Affect Millions: Report

Two security researchers say they've managed to prove a long-standing theory about how hackers breach online security. It involves taking advantage of a split-second quirk in the verification of online processing. The exploit could affect millions ... of online users, as it involves two login schemes which have been widely adopted by large corporate sites. (Source: computerworld.com ) Timing Attack is Key to Exploit The technique in question is known as a timing attack. It works on the basis that some password-protected systems will automatically reject an incorrect password as soon as it finds a ... (view more)

Fri
11
Jun
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'Password Card', and 'VM Tweaker'

Password Card PasswordCard is a credit card-sized card you keep in your wallet, which lets you pick secure passwords for all your websites, without having to remember them. http://www.paswordcard.org VM Tweaker VM Tweaker is a program that tweaks ... for VMWare .VMX files that features: VM BIOS tweaks, time/date synch between host and guest, MAC address tweaking, a hardware compatibility switch, and more! http://sourceforge.net Today's fresh software picks were provided courtesy of Bob Helmer at Shell Extension City, in partnership with Infopackets.com. Please note that the below software ... (view more)

Mon
12
Apr
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'Random Password Generator 1.1' and 'Parted Magic OS 4.10'

Random Password Generator 1.1 Random Password Generator is developed to create powerful passwords which are not easy to be cracked. This smart and easy-to-use tool allows you to securely and easily manage your passwords and IDs with editable remark. ... With Random Password Generator, you don't need to worry about the security of your password being violated any more. http://www.majorgeeks.com Parted Magic OS 4.10 The Parted Magic operating system (OS) employs core programs of GParted and Parted to handle partitioning tasks with ease, while featuring other useful programs (e.g. Partition Image, ... (view more)

Fri
22
Jan
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Top 10 Worst Passwords You Should Never Use

According to a recent report, most users still haven't answered the call by security experts to implement more robust passwords. In fact, in a list of the most easy to hack passwords, simply typing '123456' took a truly forgettable top prize. ... Security firm Imperva this week released its list of the passwords most likely to be hacked based on 32 million instances of successful hacking. Imperva named their report "Consumer Password Worst Practices," and some of the entries near the top are truly simple. Worst Password Practices The top three passwords all included the simple streaming of ... (view more)

Tue
10
Nov
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Rick Astley Virus Highlights iPhone Security Risk

If your iPhone's wallpaper has suddenly changed to a picture of singer 1980's singer sensation Rick Astley, it's not just a prank by a friend. Instead, it's a worm virus that could lead to significant harm. The problem only affects "jailbroken" ... handsets, those which have been adapted by the user to allow them to run applications without any restrictions. Note that a jailbroken iPhone is different from an unlocked iPhone, which allows the phone to make calls on any network. The worm takes advantage of the fact that many people who have jailbroken their phone go on to use a file transfer system ... (view more)

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