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Cisco Can’t Stop Using Hard-Coded Passwords

Schneier on Security

This is not the first time Cisco products have had hard-coded passwords made public. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to log in to the affected system and execute arbitrary commands as the root user. You’d think it would learn.

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5 Best Free Password Managers for 2024

Tech Republic Security

Discover the top free password managers for securely storing and managing your passwords. Learn about their features, benefits and choose the best one for your needs.

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The Password Game

Schneier on Security

Amusing parody of password rules. BoingBoing : For example, at a certain level, your password must include today’s Wordle answer. And then there’s rule #27: “At least 50% of your password must be in the Wingdings font.”

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Password Manager Cheat Sheet: What Is a Password Manager?

Tech Republic Security

This cheat sheet provides an overview of what a password manager is and what it does, helping you keep your online accounts safe and secure.

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Passwords Are Terrible (Surprising No One)

Schneier on Security

This is the result of a security audit: More than a fifth of the passwords protecting network accounts at the US Department of the Interior—including Password1234, Password1234!, and ChangeItN0w!—were

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Securden Password Vault Review 2024: Security, Pricing, Pros & Cons

Tech Republic Security

Securden Password Vault’s reporting and auditing features make it a good option for IT supervisors tasked to secure and manage multiple accounts and passwords.

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Recovering Passwords by Measuring Residual Heat

Schneier on Security

Researchers have used thermal cameras and ML guessing techniques to recover passwords from measuring the residual heat left by fingers on keyboards. From the abstract: We detail the implementation of ThermoSecure and make a dataset of 1,500 thermal images of keyboards with heat traces resulting from input publicly available.

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