Passwords

 
  • Why Aren’t Chromebooks Saving Password Changes?

    Why Aren’t Chromebooks Saving Password Changes?

    There's something weird going on with Chromebooks - the Google-branded laptop computers powered by the company's web-based operating system Chrome OS. They're not saving the password changes you make to your Google account. Basically, if you change your password, shut down your machine, then reboot, the Chromebook will ask you for your old password instead of the new one. The problem has to do… Read More

  • A friendly reminder from CrunchGear to all iPhone users

    A friendly reminder from CrunchGear to all iPhone users

    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

  • Mashed Life Tries to Help You Manage Your Web 2.0 Life

    Mashed Life Tries to Help You Manage Your Web 2.0 Life

    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

  • Stealing social network passwords with MITM attacks

    [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