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Using WPS on your Wi-Fi router may be even more dangerous than you think

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In 2011, a researcher found that WPS was 10,000 times easier to crack than it was supposed to be.

Now, another researcher has found that cracking it may be 10,000 times easier again...

Facebook locks users in a closet for using same passwords/emails on Adobe

Facebook locks users in a closet for using same passwords/emails on Adobe

Blessed be Facebook for using this real-world example to 100% back up Naked Security when we proselytize about the evils of password reuse. And if you're worried that Facebook's mining of breached Adobe customer records and quarantining of users is Big Brother-ish, fear not: the company didn't have to store passwords in clear text or pull any other boneheaded security move to know just what its customers' reused passwords are.

Anatomy of a password disaster - Adobe's giant-sized cryptographic blunder

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Learn how cryptanalysts think, and why cryptographers feel such terrible dismay when companies that really ought to know better make mammoth mistakes.

Paul Ducklin deconstructs the data leaked in Adobe's latest megabreach...

Anatomy of a brute force attack - how important is password complexity?

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Is eight characters enough for a password?

If not, what about nine?

Keyjacking, Ubisoft data breach, Apple QuickTime holes - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Here's the first 60 Second Security video of July, looking into some of the intriguing and interesting security stories of the past week.

Neatly compressed into a minute of video, why not give it a whirl?

Monday review - the hot 17 stories of the week

OK, these aren't just the hot 17 stories of the past week, but of the two weeks before that, too.

If, like us, you've been enjoying some downtime over the Christmas and New Year holidays, here's your quickest way to get back up to speed with Naked Security...

Windows passwords: "Dead in Six Hours" - paper from Oslo password hacking conference

Windows passwords: "Dead in Six Hours" - paper from Oslo password hacking conference

The total number of Windows passwords you can construct using eight keyboard characters is vast: one followed by 16 zeros, or near enough.

Gone in six hours.

Plus you get to heat your house at the same time.

SHA-1 brute-force attack trimmed by 21% - paper from Oslo password hacking conference

SHA-1 brute-force attack trimmed by 21% - paper from Oslo password hacking conference

Jens Steube, author of the pasword cracking tool hashcat, can make your SHA-1 password cracking tool 25% faster.

Just like that.

Facebook hacking and godawful gold lamé sneakers

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How "devious cyberjerks" locked one user out, hijacked her account, spammed her friends, stole her mail, compromised her bank account, cashed credit card-linked checks, and tried to pawn off some (to her taste) truly godawful gold lamé sneakers.

World abuzz over single-atom transistor which "may yield computer with unparalleled computational efficiency"

World abuzz over single-atom transistor which "may yield computer with unparalleled computational efficiency"

How far can nanotech go?

The University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney today officially announced the publication of a paper entitled A single-atom transistor. And there, it would seem, you have it. What more is there to say?