security

Number of posts: 2

Purge your Yahoo account

There are about 1.5 billion reasons to want to cancel your Yahoo account. Don't do that! According to Yahoo's account deletion page, they "may allow other users to sign up for and use your current Yahoo! ID and profile names after your account has been deleted": This is a…

yahoo, security, privacy

On Generated Versus Random Passwords

I was reading a story about a hacked password database and saw this comment where the poster wanted to make a little program to generate non-random passwords for every site he visits: I was thinking of something simpler such as "echo MyPassword69! slashdot.org|md5sum" and then "aaa53a64cbb02f01d79e6aa05f0027ba" using that…

geek, crypto, security