Geoffrey Fowler and Evan Perez in the Wall Street Journal write about one practical (and, yes, obvious) takeaway from the Petraeus scandal: "Privacy protections for even the most sophisticated users of consumer-email services actually protect very little." Or, as Kurt Opsahl from the EFF puts it in the article, "If the director of central intelligence isn't able to successfully keep his emails private, what chance do I have?"
Nordpass partnered with researchers to evaluate a 3TB database to find the 200 most common passwords. Topping the list is "password," followed by "123456," which is not surprising. But the 9th most common password is "col123456." Why is that so popular? What does "col" stand for? And "fuckyou" is way down the list at 88.… READ THE REST
The high-class British bank Coutts (~£1m minimum balance) has told its customers to turn off phone updates. Despite its £690m annual revenue, its app breaks in the latest version of iOS and that's its idea of a fix, until it finds a boffin to sort out out the problem with the new electrics. If you… READ THE REST
Lincoln College, among few rural historically Black colleges, survived two World Wars and the Great Depression. But a ransomware attack, two years of the Covid pandemic, and a bunch of other stuff have finally put an end to it. Lincoln College was a victim of a cyberattack in December 2021 that thwarted admissions activities and… READ THE REST
Thanksgiving recently ended, but that doesn't mean kitchen items and stoves will receive a break. Over the next month, kitchens of all shapes and sizes will bustle with activity as people scurry to prepare holiday dishes. Of course, sweets like pies, cookies, and cakes will litter the list of holiday-gathering favorites. But more savory dishes… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. It ain't easy being sleepy, that's for sure. There's a lot to keep you up at night, so don't let your snoring be another factor. An electronic muscle stimulator like the Snore Circle… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. Stop drooling over everyone else's iPad and treat yourself to one of your very own. During our December Deal of the Day event, we're releasing new discounts that only last 24… READ THE REST