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Hack attack underscores danger of reusing passwords

The fallout from a hacking attack on Gawker Media Inc. a week ago underscores a basic security risk of living more of our lives online: Using the same username and password for multiple sites is convenient, but costly. After the attack on the publisher of such blogs...

People – Walking threat

Kevin Mitnick, the legendary hacker once said, “People are the weakest link. You can have the best technology, firewalls, intrusion-detection systems, biometric devices – and somebody can call an unsuspecting employee. That’s all she wrote, baby....

Microsoft Security Essentials . First impression

Recently I have decided to replace my current anti-virus software with Microsoft Security Essentials. So last weekend I have done this exercise. My initial thoughts are it is a nice work by Microsoft. It does not give much load to my laptop. Seems to have fairly good...

Secure your password

Authentication is nothing but the process of validating the user, ensuring that you are who you say you are. There are different approaches towards authentication. These are broadly classifed into three catagories, something What you know (Passwords, and passphrases)...