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