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Lastpass — encrypted database may have been stolen

About a year ago, I had sung praises of lastpass in my blog article. Yesterday, lastpass said that based on some traffic anomalies, they suspect that part of the encrypted database may have been retrieved by the bad guys. You may know about this as lastpass is asking every user to a) validate their ... read more

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The last password you’ll have to remember

The number of passwords one needs to remember just keeps going up. My initial solution of storing them in an encrypted file was obviously not very convenient. I used keypass for a while. But I wanted a solution that can be used from any browser. I found lastpass and it is just the perfect solution. ... read more

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Lost password attack!

name.com is a registrar that provides private whois service. On their web site they say:

Name.com offers Private Whois Service to protect your online identity. With Private Whois, you can hide your contact information from the public but still receive emails to your personal email address.

But when you go to name.com and click on ... read more

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Google should fix their broken account creation process

Google should fix their broken account creation process

Frequently I get emails from Google in my gmail account congratulating me for creating a brand new Gmail account. The problem is that I never created those accounts. The email also says “Please keep this email for your records, as it contains an important verification code that ... read more

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