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Security, Privacy and Post-it notes: what to make of the recent revelations

If you work in the computer security area, it is like drinking from the fire hose, what with the daily revelations about snooping and spying by the NSA. So much to talk, write and discuss. Comedians (and their writers) get excited when interesting politicians become newsmakers, as it makes their jobs much easier and more ... read more

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lastpass is even better with 2-factor authentication — Google Authenticator

If you are not using lastpass to manage your passwords, you should. I had written some blog articles on lastpass. Now lastpass has added support for using Google Authenticator as the second factor in multi-factor authentication. The first factor in the 2-factor authentication is “what you know” which is a password — the ... read more

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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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