Rejoice! The End of ‘User Name and Password’ May Be Nigh

Posted in Life on May 16th, 2013 by steve

“What’s the absolute worst part of the Internet? Reasonable folks may disagree, but most would say keeping track of an endless string passwords ranks somewhere at the top …” (more)

[Christopher Matthews, Time, 16 May]

Tags: ,

These Are the 25 Worst Passwords of 2012

Posted in Life on October 29th, 2012 by steve

“If any of your passwords are on this list, then shame on you — and go change them now. SplashData, which makes password-management applications, has released its annual Worst Passwords list compiled from common passwords that are posted by hackers …” (more)

[Olivia B Waxman, Time, 25 October]


Online passwords: keep it complicated

Posted in Life on October 6th, 2012 by steve

“Let me hazard a wild guess: the system of passwords you use on the internet – for accessing online banking, email, shopping sites, Twitter and Facebook accounts – is a mess …” (more)

[Oliver Burkeman, Guardian, 5 October]

Tags: ,

10 (or so) of the worst passwords exposed by the LinkedIn hack

Posted in Life on June 6th, 2012 by steve

“‘12345? That’s the stupidest combination I’ve ever heard in my life. That’s the kind of thing an idiot would have on his luggage.’ Or, apparently, on LinkedIn …” (more)

[Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, 6 June]

Tags: ,