Thursday, May 30, 2013

Are your 16-character passwords REALLY safe?



 According to an article in the UK’s Daily Mail, hackers can crack your 16-character passwords in less than an HOUR


The above picture shows  “a 25-computer cluster that can cracks passwords by making 350 billion guesses per second It can try every possible Windows passcode in the typical enterprise in less than six hours to get plain-text passwords from lists of hashed passwords."

So if you still want complete protection, what’s the answer?  I'm working on it. Stay tuned!







Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Skype is not secure

  I  have never used Skype because I do not trust it. Lately, some others have decided not to not trust it either. Here’s an article from h-online.com:

"Skype with care – Microsoft is reading everything you write"


“Anyone who uses Skype has consented to the company reading everything they write. The H's associates in Germany at heise Security have now discovered that the Microsoft subsidiary does in fact make use of this privilege in practice. Shortly after sending HTTPS URLs over the instant messaging service, those URLs receive an unannounced visit from Microsoft HQ in Redmond."

\Read the entire article here.