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Bad password advice

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In the December issue of Computer Fraud & Security, an article by Prof Steven Furnell – ‘Assessing password guidance and enforcement on leading websites‘ – presents some fascinating original research into the password practices of various leading websites – and also paints a somewhat worrying picture. In the article, Prof Furnell, of the University of Plymouth, follows up on earlier research looking… Read more »

Review: BackTrack 5 Wireless Penetration Testing

Vivek Ramachandran. Published by Packt Publishing (ISBN: 978-1-849515-58-0). Price: $49.99, 208pgs, paperback. It says something for the ubiquitious nature of wifi that this subject warrants a book to itself. Wireless networks are everywhere – some would argue they’re in too many places. And as we discuss in the article on pg.14 of this issue, the technologies that are supposed to… Read more »