Latest Crypt Stories

Multiple-GPU Computer Can Hack Any Windows Password In Under Six Hours
2012-12-11 14:17:45

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online For the most part, cracking a password is easy. To un-hash a hashed password, hackers and security experts mostly fall back on simple trial and error. If one combination didn´t work, then another combination will. This sounds incredibly tedious, of course, so those trying to unlock these passwords hand the job over to computers which are capable of making guess after guess after guess, millions of them, for hours at a...

2012-09-07 09:46:58

Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified a protein essential to repairing the intestine's inner lining. That lining is among the body's busiest highways, trod not only by the food we ingest but also by trillions of microorganisms that aid digestion. Because the intestine plays key roles in absorbing nutrients and containing the microbes, any damage must be fixed promptly. The researchers report Sept. 6 in Science Express that a protein called...

2012-09-05 23:00:34

my1login launches free ℠password strength meter´ in a bid to encourage safer password management practices...so, how ℠hackable´ is YOUR password? (PRWEB) September 04, 2012 Poor online password management is a “ticking time-bomb” that could ultimately result in identity theft, financial fraud and reputational damage on a massive scale for individuals and businesses alike, according to a leading security expert. Mike Newman, CEO of online security firm...

LinkedIn Gets Slapped With Possible Class Action
2012-06-21 14:39:31

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com Turns out you can´t have an immense security breach without some kind of consequences. When millions of LinkedIn passwords were leaked earlier this month, one question appeared as a common refrain all over the Internet: “How did this happen?” As the news unfolded, it was discovered that LinkedIn was using a less-than-secure method to encrypt their data, something called an unsalted SHA-1 format. Many experts have called this kind of...

More Hacking…This Time, It's last.fm
2012-06-07 14:36:51

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com If you haven´t changed your passwords yet, the time to do so is now, especially if you use the same password on multiple sites. Joining LinkedIn and eHarmony´s password breach today is music-minded social site Last.fm. The site was quick to acknowledge the possible password breach today, posting a blog on their site to say they were investigating the leak of some passwords. “We will never email you a direct link to update your settings...

2011-12-31 08:00:00

Making a New Year´s resolution to protect privacy in 2012 just got easier with three free software programs released by MerlinCryption. Highly useful and handy, MerlinFileView, MerlinShred, and MerlinMD5 inspire good security habits that every data protection toolbox should include. Austin, TX (PRWEB) December 31, 2011 Making a New Year´s resolution to protect privacy in 2012 just got easier with three free software programs released by MerlinCryption. Highly useful and handy,...

2011-10-31 07:00:00

Revealing or bypassing passwords protecting suspectsâ mobile devices is one of the most important goals in todayâs mobile forensics. Oxygen Software performs a forensic study of device password and pattern lock protection of Android devices, discovers ways to reveal or bypass such protection, and analyzes forensic feasibility of doing so. Moscow, Russia (PRWEB) October 31, 2011 In this study, Oxygen Software enhances forensic feasibility of recovering or bypassing...

2011-10-28 07:00:00

Password Vault Manager helps users store and manage sensitive data, while minimizing the security risks of sharing documents. (PRWEB) October 28, 2011 Devolutions, a Canadian-based enterprise software development firm with more than 125,000 users in over 60 countries, announced today the launch of Password Vault Manager: a solution that allows users to safely guard passwords, credit card numbers, bank account information, serial numbers, alarm codes and other sensitive data. In addition to...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.