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Biometrics is a Multi-Billion Dollar Security Hole

25 Jan 2024 2 minute read 11 comments Debesh Choudhury

What is biometrics? Biometrics involves the utilization of distinct physiological or behavioral traits of humans to authenticate or identify individuals. However, biometrics authentication technology is inherently probabilistic, and unreliable,...

Can Credential Free Login Work?

9 Oct 2023 2 minute read 17 comments Debesh Choudhury

Nowadays, there is a craze for killing passwords. If you regularly follow cybersecurity trends, you might have noticed the word "password-less." Password-less means your account is always logged in using credentials already saved on a device, such as...

Porting KeePassXC to GNU/Linux Might Be Easier than I Thought

29 Sep 2023 3 minute read 6 comments Great White Snark

Are you still using Windows operating systems and products? Well, you're an idiot, IMO. It's 2023 and time to move to something better (id est, a UNIX-based or compatible system, such as GNU/Linux or Mac OS X). Having played around a bit with KeePass...

Hacked on the Road: How a VPN Can Save Your Life

15 Sep 2023 8 minute read 0 comments busyjordy

So, it's been a year of travelling for me. Today you find me in Bali, where the sun is shining, the waves are crashing, and the internet is... well, less than perfect. And, as luck would have it, I just witnessed something that prompted me to write t...

Selfish People Steal, HONEST People Invest In The Future...

11 Aug 2023 1 minute read 0 comments CodyMac50

It's always terrible reading about people who have been scammed, or phished, or "hoodwinked" or their money held ransom by a thief. A while back I got an email telling me that google had a data breach, and my password for several accounts was publish...

THE END OF PASSWORDS: PASSKEYS ON THE RISE

8 May 2023 2 minute read 0 comments Citizen0

In the rapidly evolving digital landscape, the traditional password has long been the first line of defense for our online accounts. However, with Google's recent announcement of integrating passkeys into their accounts, the era of passwords may be c...

A simple way to convert a weak password into 100 super strong passwords

29 Mar 2023 3 minute read 8 comments I_g_o_r

  In the current epoch, an average user has over 100 online accounts and is required by employers, businesses, organizations and governments to have strong and different passwords for these accounts, which should be also periodically changed by the u...

Passwords Are Not "Dead"

14 Jan 2023 2 minute read 3 comments Debesh Choudhury

What is a password, and why is it essential for all Internet users? I am sure that most Internet users know well what a password is and why it is vital in cyberspace. Still, I will write a short text about it! Passwords are still a widely used and...

A simple way to create unhackable passwords

5 Jan 2023 1 minute read 9 comments I_g_o_r

Recent hacks of PayPal, Norton, LastPass (see [1-4]) forced many users to look for passwords not stored in any place such as generated on demand passwords, dynamical passwords, stateless passwords, etc. These passwords are not stored in any place, th...

Your Password Manager Could Be Putting Your Security at Risk. Here's How to Fix It

28 Dec 2022 4 minute read 1 comment Manyonge

LastPass is a password manager that allows users to generate, store, and manage their passwords. It has been around for a while and was once a convenient and easy-to-use tool with a browser extension and mobile app. However, recently the company anno...