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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)

Fri
09
Oct
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'Remote Desktop Manager', and 'KeePass Password Safe'

Remote Desktop Manager Remote Desktop Manager is a small application used to manage all your remote connections and virtual machine. Add, edit, delete, share, organize and find your remote connection quickly. Remote Desktop Manager is compatible ... with Microsoft Remote Desktop, Terminal Services, VNC, LogMeIn, Team Viewer, Ftp, SSH, Telnet, Dameware, X Window, VMWare, Virtual PC, PC Anywhere, Hyper-V, Citrix, Radmin, Microsoft Remote Assistance, Sun Virtual Box and more. http://remotedesktopmanager.com KeePass Password Safe KeePass is a free open source password manager that helps you to manage ... (view more)

Fri
27
Mar
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New Botnet Worm 'Psyb0t' Targets Modems, Routers

A new type of worm has been reported to infect 55 different home-based routers and DSL/cable modems has been discovered. Originating in Australia, Psyb0t, is the first worm capable of infecting residential routers and modems, including common brands ... like Linksys and Netgear. A blog post from DroneBL researchers says that Psyb0t (also known as Bluepill) is suspected of infecting at least 100,000 hosts. (Source: dronebl.org ) Check Your Vulnerability According to DroneBL, you're only vulnerable if: Your network device is a mipsel device Your device allows telnet , SSH or web-based interfaces ... (view more)

Thu
16
Oct
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'Create And Use A Password Reset Disk', and 'Ico Fx'

Create And Use A Password Reset Disk The Password Reset Disk is essentially a small file that can be used to reset your password, even if you have changed it since creating the disk. This can be extremely valuable for preventing any embarrassing ... situations. http://www.howtogeek.com Ico Fx Ico Fx is an all-in-one solution for icon creation, extraction and editing. It is designed to work with Windows XP, Windows Vista and Macintosh icons supporting transparency. With a wealth of tools and more than 40 effects at your fingertips, there's virtually no limit to the icons you can create. http://www ... (view more)

Fri
21
Mar
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'Password Safe', and 'Supercharge Your Wireless Router'

Password Safe With Password Safe, a free Windows utility designed by Bruce Schneier, users can keep their passwords securely encrypted on their computers. Password Safe protects passwords with the Twofish encryption algorithm, a fast, free ... alternative to DES. http://www.schneier.com/passsafe.html Supercharge Your Wireless Router Consumer-grade wireless routers -- your standard Linksyses or Belkins -- do their job well enough much of the time. But there are some juicy features offered by high-end commercial routers that just don't come with the home package. We're talking features like quality ... (view more)

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