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2014-06-30 23:17:16

High-profile website hacks have lead to never-before-seen impact and security alerts. Magnicom examines the state of affairs in modern day password practices. Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 It is commonplace for users to use the same password for multiple sites, including banking. Atlanta IT company, Magnicom, is setting out to help individuals and companies up their security game. The effects of one password being hacked is not limited to that one website. Most users nowadays...

Worst Passwords Annual List Released By SplashData
2014-01-21 05:58:49

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Mobile phone software company SplashData has released its annual list of the 25 most frequently used online passwords, and for the first time in the brief history of the list, there's a new #1! During the first two years in which the Los Gatos, California-based firm first started analyzing the most common passwords among those leaked by hacker, “password” topped the list. This year, however, it has fallen to the second-place...

2013-06-27 23:40:36

The UK's first cloud based password manager, My1login, secures a total of $1.6 million seed investment from angel groups and Scottish Investment Bank. (PRWEB) June 26, 2013 my1login, the UK’s first cloud based password manager, announced today the completion of its second funding round, taking total seed investment in the online password manager to $1.6 million. With $500K raised during its first round in 2012, this latest investment prepares the way for a Series A Round expected to...

Hackers Can Crack Secure Passwords
2013-05-29 13:33:08

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In the wake of last year´s password dumps and this year´s Twitter hacks, many have been paying extra attention to their passwords. The most common advice doled out is to use separate passwords for each website and service. Additionally, these passwords are supposed to be “strong,” meaning they combine letters, numbers and symbols and stay away from dictionary words. Yet as the old adage goes, a fence can...

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...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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