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Password blackmail

Well, this one is just rolling and rolling. Starting in the summer of 2018 some enterprising scammer decided that the vast number of password exposures can be used for a new purpose – directly blackmailing the account holders. These exposures quite often list both the email address and password for some service or other. Perhaps … Continue reading

Passwords: helping yourself to stay secure?

Everywhere you go looking at online security you’ll see discussion on passwords. What should a password be? How long? Allow any obvious information derivatives? Forced complexity? Allow real words? Force expiry?