The agencies dedicated to “protecting our secrets” are insisting on a password security method that even the Daily Mail knows is nonsense, writes John Quiggin.
I recently had to log in to the website of an Australian government agency with which I deal from to time. To my surprise, I was presented with a message saying that my password had expired and that, under a new security policy, password expire every 90 days, and they must contain a mixture of alphanumeric and special characters (this is called a composition rule)
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A user-controlled file security scheme makes it possible to instantly revoke access to files hosted on Internet cloud servers.
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(QESP Editor’s Note: The following is an extract from a March 23, 2017 Kaspersky Lab Securelist article by Denis Makrushin. The original, with examples , is available at https://securelist.com/analysis/publications/77784/the-cost-of-launching-a-ddos-attack/) A distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack is one of the most popular tools in the cybercriminal arsenal. The motives behind such attacks can vary – from cyber-hooliganism […]
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