Showing posts with label Seccurity. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Seccurity. Show all posts

August 8, 2013

10 Worse Passwords You Can Have


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 Man’s best friend does a terrific job of protecting your home. But when it comes to protecting your online accounts, your beloved pet is literally the worst choice possible.
Recently, Google Apps conducted a study of 2,000 people to learn more about their methods for choosing account passwords. The research revealed a worrying fact: Most people choose passwords based on readily available information. This means a surprising number of accounts can be hacked using a few simple, educated guesses.
So, what are the most common passwords? The top (bottom?) 10 list is as follows:
  1. Pet names
  2. A notable date, such as a wedding anniversary
  3. A family member’s birthday
  4. Your child’s name
  5. Another family member’s name
  6. Your birthplace
  7. A favorite holiday
  8. Something related to your favorite sports team
  9. The name of a significant other
  10. The word “Password”
Naturally, if you used any of these ten to construct your own passwords, then you should probably take a moment to come up with something far more secure. After all, information such as birthdays, anniversaries and names can be easily researched using Facebook. That’s why it’s generally recommended that you lie when setting account security questions like “what is your mother’s maiden name?”
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May 1, 2013

Americans Are Less Likely to Give up Security Than at Other Point Since The Towers

By  Charles C. W. Cooke  
The full body scanners are considered by many as both an invasion of privacy and a health risk
 
 

Two days after the bombings in Boston, Fox News asked the question, “Would you be willing to give up some of your personal freedom in order to reduce the threat of terrorism?” For the first time since the attacks on September 11, 2011, more Americans said “No” (45 percent) than said “Yes” (43 percent).
One day later, the Washington Post conducted a similar poll, which featured this inquiry:
Which worries you more: that the government (will not go far enough to investigate terrorism because of concerns about constitutional rights), or that it (will go too far in compromising constitutional rights in order to investigate terrorism)?
41 percent of respondents were worried that the government “will not go far enough,” while 48 were worried that the government “will go too far.” Again, this represented a significant change in atittude from 2010, when the Postasked: ”Which worries you more: (that Obama will not go far enough to investigate terrorism because of concerns about constitutional rights), or (that Obama will go too far in compromising constitutional rights in order to investigate terrorism).” The results:
          Will not go   Will go   Neither     No
          far enough    too far    (vol.)   opinion
1/15/10      63          27          6        4
And in 2006, the Post asked: ”Which worries you more: (that Bush will not go far enough to investigate terrorism because of concerns about constitutional rights), or (that Bush will go too far in compromising constitutional rights in order to investigate terrorism)”:
          Will not go   Will go   Neither     No
          far enough    too far    (vol.)   opinion
1/8/06        48          44          6        2
For once, there appears to be bipartisan agreement on the question. In Fox News’s April 17 poll, 51 percent of Democrats said that they would trade more of their freedom in order to reduce the threat of terrorism, while 47 percent of Republicans agreed. Independents, meanwhile, are holding the torch for liberty: only 29 percent were willing to give up more of their freedom in exchange for greater security.

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