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Worst Passwords of 2015

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Password manager SplashData has announced the 2015 edition of its annual “Worst Passwords List.”  As has been the case since 2011,  “123456” and “password”  remain the most commonly used password. SplashData’s annual report is compiled from more than 2 million leaked passwords during the year from around the globe.  Even though some web users are using longer… Continue Reading

US v Cotterman: Electonic Data Has Value

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The influential Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently issued an important decision in a “watershed case” regarding the expectation of privacy in password protected electronic devices. US v Cotterman Handed down on March 8, 2013, US v Cotterman involved the border search of a registered sex offender entering the US from Mexico. When they were… Continue Reading

Password Protection. Hint: It’s not 1-2-3-4-5

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Mark Burnett is the author of a book entitled “Perfect Password: Selection, Protection, Authentication”  (Syngress Publisher December 25, 2005). A password is one of the most fundamental ways we access protected information on a computer.  And while most of us know not to select the obvious, Mark Burnett writes that in fact, 50% of computer users violate this rule by… Continue Reading