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You live under a rock or something?

Worse: I work for (b)Lowe's.
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I like the fact they hacked not only senate.org, but the Arizona DPS site as well, and outed the living shit out of them, because they dared threaten to bust them for attempting to hack their network. silly coppers...


On a related note: listening to the morning radio yesterday morning (the Musers, on the Ticket, KTCK 1310), and they were talking about the fact that schools had stopped teaching cursive anymore; they were also predicting that writing would be totally dead in another decade, thanks to button-pushing with computers.

Given this bit of shenanigans, I think we've proven that computers and anything digital is completely and irrevocably flawed and hackable, and ultimately so manipulable that someday, ANYTHING digital will be instantly suspect and dismissed as unreliable or untrue. And, that in the near future, writing will be more important than ever, as much for security reasons as anything else. You can't hack a note written on a piece of paper that's in my wallet, unless I allow you access to the wallet. . And if you can't get to said note (easily destroyable), you can't publish it for the world to see.

I foresee the deaths of millions of trees...
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Honestly I never saw anything on the news about Lulzsec in the past month (nightly news, CNN, etc from cursory viewing each night). It's been online where I've been keeping up with Lulzsec exploits, mainly from /. and Sophos Naked Security blog.

This would be a good opportunity to start using a password manager to generate a separate random password for each web site you visit/have an account with, no matter how trivial the web site is.

I use and recommend Keepass. Make sure to back up your database file on a flashdrive or something else. At least if your account gets hacked somewhere, your exposure is limited to that one site since you have a separate password for everything.

Talk to me about keepass, please, in simple terms? I just broached the idea with wifey, and she's not interested in anything "difficult" to use. However, if it it's job simply, reliably and solidly, I can convince her to use it--but I need a plain-engrish explanation of how it works and how to use it. I can do the geekspeak, but her eyes glaze over when I start talking, so...
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and she's not interested in anything "difficult" to use.

:facepalm: it's people like that who keep geek squad in business
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Keepass is pretty simple. Use one password (preferably have come up with a brand new password not used anywhere else) to open Keepass database. Once inside the database, it's like having bookmarks to your favorite sites. You make an entry for each site, enter the username and current password. You can also enter the website address. Then all you need to do is right click -> go to URL. and boom page opens up. Then you can even do auto-type entry by clicking once in the username field, go back to Keepass, right click on the bookmark -> Perform Auto Type and her username and password are automatically typed in and she gets logged onto the site.

To change the password, you gotta go to each site, find the change password link, and then you can use Keepass to generate a random password. I made up a custom generate button for passwords between 8-12 characters long, mix case, and numbers. This way if I have to manually type out the password (like on my smartphone) I don't spend an hour doing it.
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:facepalm: it's people like that who keep geek squad in business

is your name "Hawk"??


fake edit: and, yes. Pretty much her entire family haven't a fucking clue, and I finally refused to fix their fuckups, because it's a major pain in my ass. In all honesty, the iPad has helped a lot because it's so locked down she can't get hijacked by a drive-by like she could on a PC, so that's a good. And, turns out Keepass has an iPhone/iPad app that isnt terrifically expensive.
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Old 06-30-2011, 06:35 PM Tex Arcana is offline  
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it's just that attitude of "I don't want it to be difficult" that sickens me. I see it at work all the time; sorry fuckers but if you want something secure and easy to use it's going to be expensive. if you want it to be cheap or free it's not going to be easy to use. but computers magical and there's no reason the absolute best software in the world can't just be free for everyone to use
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it's just that attitude of "I don't want it to be difficult" that sickens me. I see it at work all the time; sorry fuckers but if you want something secure and easy to use it's going to be expensive. if you want it to be cheap or free it's not going to be easy to use. but computers magical and there's no reason the absolute best software in the world can't just be free for everyone to use

Some of the best software in the world IS free: thank you, open source!!

Hell, if I can manage it, I'll get her to use a nice USB key with keepass and a live Linux image, to do any critical stuff on untrusted computers... It just has to be reliable and bulletproof. :-/

I do think "secure" can be easier than it is... And we've already proven that most things digital are about as secure as cheesecloth against a tank killer round...
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Some of the best software in the world IS free: thank you, open source!!

Hell, if I can manage it, I'll get her to use a nice USB key with keepass and a live Linux image, to do any critical stuff on untrusted computers... It just has to be reliable and bulletproof. :-/

I do think "secure" can be easier than it is... And we've already proven that most things digital are about as secure as cheesecloth against a tank killer round...

yes, some of the best software is free but when it is it's also "difficult" for most
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it's just that attitude of "I don't want it to be difficult" that sickens me. I see it at work all the time; sorry fuckers but if you want something secure and easy to use it's going to be expensive. if you want it to be cheap or free it's not going to be easy to use. but computers magical and there's no reason the absolute best software in the world can't just be free for everyone to use

This is exactly why I can't have a domain at work...and while every password for everything is the same and needs to be saved at login. That way when they dbl click on it they can do exactly 0 work logging in.

FML

Seriously it would take 0 effort to fuck us over if they knew one password and I just told you part of it.
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This is exactly why I can't have a domain at work...and while every password for everything is the same and needs to be saved at login. That way when they dbl click on it they can do exactly 0 work logging in.

FML

Seriously it would take 0 effort to fuck us over if they knew one password and I just told you part of it.

Hell, according to my pal the Linusti, who's a licensed PI and security specialist, passwords are the weakest form of security, and the most easily hacked via brute-force methods.
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Hell, according to my pal the Linusti, who's a licensed PI and security specialist, passwords are the weakest form of security, and the most easily hacked via brute-force methods.

Not when you're behind 7 proxies and 28 char alpha numeric password!!!!!!!!

RAWR
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Not when you're behind 7 proxies and 28 char alpha numeric password!!!!!!!!

RAWR

it just slows them down for a microsecond...
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