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Your 35-Character Password is Weak

2019-06-03T14:50:59-06:00June 3rd, 2019|Tags: , , |

According to Frank Gifford this 35-character password, FI7CTQsBDvsMwbQNyY6qxV2FunWIUpXpcZm, is surprisingly weak. Java’s util.Random class uses a pseudo-random number generator (PRNG) which creates a deterministic sequence of numbers. When one needs statistically random numbers, such as for Monte Carlo simulations, this is a [...]

California Passes a Law That Bans Default Passwords in Connected Devices

2018-10-11T12:12:36-06:00October 11th, 2018|Tags: , , |

California has passed a law banning default passwords like “admin,” “123456” and the old classic “password” in all new consumer electronics starting in 2020. Every new gadget built in the state from routers to smart home tech will have to [...]