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Security experts began broadcasting that warning Wednesday after reports emerged that nearly 6.5 million LinkedIn password hashes–encrypted using SHA1, but not salted–had been posted to a Russian hacking forum on Monday, together with a request to help decrypt them.

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About three years ago, developer Cameron Morris had a personal epiphany about passwords, he recently told ZDNet’s John Fontana: The time it takes to crack a password is the only true measure of its worth.

Not whether it has a minimum of x or a maximum of y characters, not whether it’s got blah-blah amount of numbers, not whether it includes your frou-frou leetspeak ch@r@ct3rs, not whether it contains the verboten from lists of taboo words.

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About three years ago, developer Cameron Morris had a personal epiphany about passwords, he recently told ZDNet’s John Fontana: The time it takes to crack a password is the only true measure of its worth.

Not whether it has a minimum of x or a maximum of y characters, not whether it’s got blah-blah amount of numbers, not whether it includes your frou-frou leetspeak ch@r@ct3rs, not whether it contains the verboten from lists of taboo words.

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En début de journée samedi, Anonymous a revendiqué sur son compte Twitter une attaque informatique sur le site internet de l’Assemblée nationale qui a été piraté dans la nuit de vendredi à samedi.

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A Polish security researcher, Krzysztof Kotowicz, makes an worrisome entry in his blog: with a few lines of Javascript, any web site could list the extensions installed in Chrome (and the other browsers of the Chromium family). Proof of concept is provided here. As there are addons which deal with very personal things like pregnancy or religion, the easiness of access to those very private elements of your life is really troubling.