Tag Archives: Passwords

Independent Factors

3 Feb

Two-factor authentication and two-step verification are different things.
They are remarkably similar in concept, the difference being the trust model.
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The 12 Themes of 2014

17 Dec

Rather than bring you the 12 Days of Christmas, we’ve done the 12 themes of 2014 instead! A look back at what has been making the headlines in the world of Information Security (and beyond) this year. Take a moment to relive the year……  Continue reading

The Day the Technology and Entertainment News Headlines Were the Same: Hackers and Nude Celebs

8 Sep

You will no doubt have seen by now the news that naughty photos of celebrities have appeared on the internet.

It’s the story that has everything – cyber security, the dangers of the cloud, online safety and a little bit of smut thrown in for good measure.

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Changing 40+ Passwords: Supplementary

22 Jul

In a previous blog series, I described my fun, games and gripes at changing 40+ passwords. Soon after the blog was posted, it struck me – there are yet more to change…

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Virgin Media’s Super Hub breaks if you use a long password

27 Jun

While changing all my passwords, I decided to change my Virgin Media Super Hub password. Wish I hadn’t…

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Security and Convenience: Natural Enemies or Strange Bedfellows?

19 Jun

I last blogged about Talk*InfoSec which happened on May 29th.

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Changing 40+ Passwords: Alarm bells

27 May

Previously in this blog series, I looked at the process of changing and remembering 40+ passwords and recounted a few of the annoyances. In this final part, I document a big concern – in some cases changing my password was pointless (well, not quite but almost…)

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Changing 40+ Passwords: Annoyances

20 May

In the first part of this blog series, I looked at the process of changing and remembering 40+ passwords. In this part, I recount a few of the annoyances I uncovered…
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Changing 40+ Passwords: Thanks Heartbleed

13 May

Following the Heartbleed revelations, the security advice from the great and good was to change all passwords. To support World Password Day, I changed over 40 other them – quite an interesting exercise. Alarmingly, it appears I am still vulnerable.
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Heartbleed: Biometrics are not the answer

12 Apr

Following on from Heartbleed, there have been poorly judged calls from many to change all your passwords.
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