It was just released that Daily Motion suffered a hack attack resulting in a large number of usernames and email addresses being released. Rather than focusing on the number of records received (the wow factor), I want to highlight what most places are just glancing over: Password Storage. According to the report, only a small portion of the accounts had a password associated with it. That is in the millions, and you might be thinking this is bad. It is actually the highlight of the story. … [Read more...] about The 1 thing you need to know about the Daily Motion hack
Passwords, while a simple concept, are one of the most complex issues in security. A majority of user authenticated systems rely on a password to verify the end user. Over the years we have seen many different recommendations for strong passwords. I have talked about this subject many times. The complexity, while difficult to define, has gotten more difficult over time. At first, it was 8 characters with upper, lower case characters and a number or special character. The focus has … [Read more...] about Disabling Paste for Passwords?