I was trying to do some research on encryption and discovered that due to “lack of funding,” government websites are down. This is crazy. Costs the same to run this page as it does to leave the whole site up! Trump shuts down the government – solution – spank the taxpayers!https://csrc.nist.gov/publications/fips/fips197/fips-197.pdfShare
From Pinterest – our favorite thing – passwords
Check out the top 25 most used and least secure passwords of 2018 and whether yours made the cut.
1. 123456 (Rank unchanged from last year)
2. password (Unchanged)
3. 123456789 (Up 3)
4. 12345678 (Down 1)
5. 12345 (Unchanged)
6. 111111 (New)
7. 1234567 (Up 1)
8. sunshine (New)
9. qwerty (Down 5)
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More disconcerting news for router owners – a new assessment of 28 popular models for home users failed to find a single one with firmware that had fully enabled underlying security hardening features offered by Linux.
CITL (Cyber Independent Testing Laboratories) says it made this unexpected discovery after analysing firmware images from Asus, ...Continue Reading →
Today we have a “guest post” from US-CERT. I really like this article of theirs and I am simply reposting it for my own readers. This is a great checklist, even for computers already connected to the Internet.
Why is computer security important?
Because computers play such critical roles in our lives, ...Continue Reading →