GeekSpeak for 2011-04-23

Password is Bad

A quick, hour-long, discussion about passwords: Or how I learned to stop worrying and embrace the entropy.

The Usability of Passwords

“Security companies and IT people constantly tells us that we should use complex and difficult passwords. This is bad advice, because you can actually make usable, easy to remember and highly secure passwords. In fact, usable passwords are often far better than complex ones.”

Personal-safety GPS device presents security risk

Bailey hacked the device and learned that by exploiting security weaknesses in it, he could monitor the movements of a known device, impersonate it to the Zoombak tracking system, and even look for devices in his immediate vicinity to target.


! Learn to Program

A 12-year old from Santa Cruz asks, “What programming language do you sugest I learn?”
We endorse [Processing|http://processing.org], which is simply awesome to learning how to program.