On the web, we have a host of user names and passwords we have to remember, whether for news sites or apps or Netflix. So Michael Thomas and Vahur Roosimaa of Los Angeles-based startup Scopely have hacked together PhoneID, which lets you login to websites without a username and password. → Read More
Dear iPhone Users: Change your iPhone root password. If you have jailbroken your iPhone, your default root password is “alpine.” This puts you at a distinct security disadvantage when connected to open networks as it allows the nefarious to browse your entire iPhone with impunity. To change your password, first runt his perl command: openssl passwd -crypt -salt /s [password] Where… → Read More
As more Web properties crop up, the number of usernames and passwords you use start piling up. In an attempt to alleviate some of those concerns and make it easier for you to log-in to your favorite sites, Mashed Life provides a secure repository for storing all of your usernames and passwords and lets you login to sites with just one click.
Once you register for Mashed Life — it takes about 30… → Read More
[photopress:cainabel.jpg,full,center] Stealing passwords on a LAN is trivial. This linked video (you can’t embed it anywhere, so you’ll have to actually visit the site to see it), which is something like a year old, shows how Windows users can get in on the fun using Cain & Abel. I bring this up because if social networks are supposed to be the next big thing (which is what I… → Read More