A factory refurbished Thinkpad shipped with Windows 7 and a scheduler app that ran once a day, collecting usage data about what you do with your computer and exfiltrating it to an analytics company.
My search for an easy way to generate strong passwords and passphrases led me to the “Diceware” method Cory wrote about on Boing Boing. This was no game. I needed serious dice.
The spyware that Impero supplies to UK schools — which searches kids’ Internet use for “jihadi” terms — uses “password” as its default password, and the company has threatened brutal legal reprisals against the researcher who repeatedly demonstrated their total security negligence.
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Although there will never be a consensus about the best way to make coffee, any coffee connoisseur will agree that controlling the grind of your beans and balancing water temperature are the keys to a tasty cup. Since your plastic coffee pot doesn’t really allow for that kind of customization, going back to the French […]
Not all hackers are malicious information thieves—white-hat ethical hackers work with technology companies to ensure the security of their computer systems and user data. With all of today’s high-profile data breaches, ethical hackers are in considerable demand. To learn these critical skills and break into the high-paying cyber security field, try taking the courses in this […]