Evolution Of Password Management - Passphrases

As we have seen in the previous post, using three authentication factors is quite safe. Unfortunately online services can't afford these technologies. Passphrases are a solution that preserves security without the need of huge investments. To put it… (read more)

Trust No One, Especially Microsoft And Intel

As a developer, I should have full control over the programs I write. There may be a compiler between the text and the executable, but the result is exactly what I expect (excluding the bugs). Even if the compiler may change significantly the structu… (read more)

Do You Feel Guilty For Using Ad Blockers? You Shouldn't

They compare you to a pirate. They say you are a thief. That you are making the whole internet collapse. The fact that they have transformed their webpages into advertising collections filled with click-baiting titles seems not to be a problem for th… (read more)

FBI Vs Apple: The End?

Eventually the F.B.I. dropped its request to force Apple to create a special version of iOS to unlock the San Bernardino killer's iPhone. Since the beginning, every security researcher said that this would have been useless (and dangerous), while the… (read more)

Evolution Of Password Management - 2 (Or 3) Factors

Nowadays many online services use additional factors to get rid of the lack of security that password represent (no pun intended). These are all the three factors: something you know (usually a password) something you own (a token generator, a previo… (read more)

Evolution Of Password Management - Algorithmic Password Generators

We've seen that password managers may be useful but have their drawbacks. Another way to avoid remembering tons of passwords is to have a generator algorithm. This is supposed to combine a master password with the name of the desired service. This al… (read more)

Evolution Of Password Management - Let Someone Else Remember Your Password

In the previous part, I've told you that secure password are really complicated and not easy to remember. This is where password managers come in handy. You only need to remember one strong password (called master password) and all the others are sav… (read more)