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[#] Thu Jun 04 2015 18:38:15 EDT from LoanShark

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Whut, I can't imagine what the problem with that might be.

[#] Wed Jun 24 2015 18:40:23 EDT from Ladyhawke

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So this LastPass thing amuses me.  Because seriously, I know I'm supposed to be touting that good security includes a password manager, but I have never found the logic in essentially *writing down* all your passwords together *in one place* in an *electronic medium*.....and then securing them with just a *single* other password *also electronic*.  

If you put on your silly logic hat that makes little sense.  Heck, these days a large portion of the population works from home...which means they might even be safer writing it down on paper and leaving it behind some closet door than having it on any accessible electronic medium.

Basically, unless you have a 2-factor solution, you've basically left the back door unlocked, kids.

http://www.wired.com/2015/06/hack-brief-password-manager-lastpass-got-breached-hard/



[#] Wed Jun 24 2015 20:48:51 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Yeah. I've finally started writing down passwords. It's gotten to the point where there are enough systems out there that require ridiculously complex passwords and prohibit password reuse that I just can't keep them all in my head anymore. This is of course counter-productive; I should be able to just set my password to "correct horse battery staple" and have its length count as complexity.

[#] Thu Jun 25 2015 16:28:09 EDT from zooer

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Sorry needs and upper case, a lower case a number and a symbol. If you can't remember your password write it
down and stick it on the computer.

[#] Fri Jun 26 2015 13:20:52 EDT from fleeb

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https://secure.msdservices.com/apg/

Randomized passwords that are FIPS compliant, allowing for memorization without as much risk.

For example, one of the passwords this generated for me is 'bojTon2'. It's reasonably complicated, but unlikely for someone to use in hacking my account.
But I could probably remember this if I made an effort to do so.

This said, eventually, you wind up with so many different passwords, you have to start using something in your smartphone or the like to remember them all for you. And then, you have to update it in your phone, keeping the old versions in case there's some straggling something that used an older version of the password, etc.

[#] Tue Jul 07 2015 15:59:05 EDT from Animal

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Keychain on the Mac at home, with remote access to it from my phone.

[#] Tue Jul 21 2015 13:13:35 EDT from fleeb

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[#] Tue Jul 21 2015 14:06:31 EDT from LoanShark

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If I buy a modern car, I'm tempted to do the same exercise: sign up for a mechanic account, get schematics, determine how to disconnect all 'net-connected radios...

wifi and bluetooth would likely be more difficult as they are connected to the dash.

[#] Tue Jul 21 2015 14:06:55 EDT from LoanShark

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by "connected to", I mean "deeply embedded in"

[#] Wed Jul 22 2015 08:43:21 EDT from fleeb

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Honda sells a lot of Accords... I wonder how badly they are impacted.

Heh... impacted... I didn't mean it quite as this might suggest.

[#] Wed Jul 22 2015 10:30:14 EDT from LoanShark

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you may feel lucky that your car (like mine) is an old piece of junk, but when this shit really hits the fan the problem will be all the *other* cars on the road going crazy *at once* :-)


and ghod help us if throttle-by-wire is ever widely deployed.

[#] Wed Jul 22 2015 11:20:24 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Honda sells a lot of Accords... I wonder how badly they are impacted.


waitwaitwhat...? I drive an Accord ... what exploit is affecting them?

[#] Wed Jul 22 2015 11:32:51 EDT from LoanShark

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none known.

[#] Wed Jul 22 2015 21:12:09 EDT from fleeb

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The concern is that any modern car with integrated electronics might have risks we do not know about.

I don't mind my car's stereo and entertainment system being kept as far from the functioning of the transmission, steering wheel, and other such parts of the car as possible.

[#] Wed Jan 20 2016 06:51:46 EST from Clayxyz01

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As you have suggested , itś that Honda Civic is truly a death trap. Having worked in the towing industry (1980ś) , no one has survived a major crash, seriously, every Civic in the tow yard had fatal crashes.

[#] Wed Mar 02 2016 10:09:50 EST from zooer

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John McAffee explains how easy it is to break into any phone.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MG0bAaK7p9s

This is amazing information, what I find most interesting about this video is that Ed Shultz is still on TV.



[#] Fri Mar 04 2016 01:36:08 EST from ax25

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I remember when Ed was still doing radio on WDAY out of "Margo's Forehead"- Fargo / Morehead back in the day.  Oh, how the local Libertarians would have fun with him on his call in talk show.



[#] Fri Mar 04 2016 09:37:17 EST from zooer

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I tried searching for a video clip of Sgt Shultz but I don't want to watch him to see if I found the correct one.  There is a clip of him angrily screaming on his MSNBC show about how terrible it is when old fat white guys are angry and scream about things.  I think it was directed at Rush Limbaugh.

I had read that Shultz started off as a conservative talk show host but that market was already dominated by Rush so he went with the far left shtick.  I don't know. 



[#] Fri Mar 04 2016 14:10:36 EST from zooer

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Amazon removed encryption from the latest version of Fire OS

http://mashable.com/2016/03/04/amazon-removed-encryption-fire-os/#R5nLdj91AGqj

 

 



[#] Sun Mar 06 2016 11:18:34 EST from wizard of aahz

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And then put it back