Generate mobile-friendly passwords with passed.pw

Developer cxam recently updated https://passed.pw/ to generate passwords that are mobile keyboard friendly. Due to limited space, mobile keyboards have several levels of characters. the first level keyboard contains the alphabet and a few punctuation characters the second level keyboard contains numbers and frequently-used punctuation the third level keyboard contains infrequently-used punctuation Both iOS and …

Comparing Bank Password Requirements

The recent Heartbleed OpenSSL vulnerability prompted another healthy round of resetting my passwords all over the web. I already have a good understanding and high regard for password security thanks to Steve Gibson‘s Security Now podcast and Password Haystacks service. This time around, I have noticed more sites are permitting longer passwords, which is great. …

Verified by Visa and arcot.com function like a man-in-the middle attack

If I didn’t know better, I would have thought that the Verified by Visa service offered by arcot.com was a man-in-the-middle attack that was poorly designed to look like a trusted service from Visa (my credit card) and USAA (my bank). Why your instinct should be to not trust arcot.com Here’s a few reasons why …

How strong is your password?

For about a month, someone has been regularly attempting to hack my personal Google account. I can’t do anything to prevent them from trying to hack my Google account. My only defense is to have a good password. To help me select a strong password, I found a handy website that estimates how long it …