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September 3, 2014 - 9:39am

Today's Poll: Do you take seriously protection of your online accounts?

posted by Howard B. Owens in polls.
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Unique way to get two polls rolled into one.
Stop selling tobacco in drugstores - yes

Change password - yes

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I used to walk to school, but now i pack my lunch!

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Www.xkcd.com/792/

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And the way to avoid all of this: www.xkcd.com/936/

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Jason, that's interesting. Hadn't seen that before.

Of course, many, many sites require a password with no spaces and mix of case, numerics and characters, defeating the four common, random words approach.

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True the forced used of numbers and mixed case makes using this method harder. I've actually seen this used as an argument by some site-admins against included forced case/number use in passwords. However, the basic logic is sound, if your password is long enough, the case/character/number use becomes irrelevant. If it's not a single dictionary word, it's very secure.

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Ultimately it's prudent to look at online storage of sensitive material this way: you take the sensitive material (financial documents, photos - nude or otherwise, etc.) place them in a fireproof, waterproof, double-walled safe with a state of the art locking mechanism, then place that safe in in the middle of the street in Times Square.

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Wow. WHY did I read that article. It’s nothing but an Apple CYA dripping with misogynistic blame the victim crap.

“All a user can do is make sure, to the best of HER ability, that the protections afforded are state of the art.” [emphasis mine.]

“A simple test is whether you’re able to get into your significant other’s account without knowing the password in advance.”

Yes, test trustworthiness by being untrustworthy. I mourn humanity.

“Not being a Hollywood star or a world-class beauty provides a measure of protection, but only until someone develops an acute interest in you – stalkers, governments and other unwanted watchers obsess on the UNLIKELIST PEOPLE every once in a while.”
[emphasis mine.]

WHAT THE HECK.

Leonid’s got a lot of nerve declaring whose reaction does or doesn’t “make sense” to him. What a piece of garbage.

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