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Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by dpeters11, Oct 24, 2012.
It tells you that, then it stores it.
One other thing for most any site that you enter credit card or other financial info, be sure that the login page is already a httpS: SSL encrypted page.
Never put any critical info in a site that is just HTTP:
I'd be lost without LastPass (and so would most of my passwords)!
And not just https, https with a trusted certificate.
Very true. Fortunately more and more sites are defaulting to https, especially after Firesheep. Unfortunately, it means nothing for how they actually store your password.
I can't speak for other packages but I know Apache comes with a self-signed cert. Too many people are happy enough just using that and people who come to their site think that's safe enough.
I use namecheap.com and get a $10 a year cert for my personal domains and I don't even collect people's info.
I would expect anyone collecting financial information of any kind to have a valid SSL cert.
However, how they store your password and keep it away from hackers is a different story these days. Never use the same login with the same password for critical sites.
Unfortunately some companies etc are just cheap. I've seen many times, security is not taken seriously until a breach, and sometimes not even then. Or they take it seriously for 6 months etc, then back to the old ways.
I don't bank or buy from those companies. . .
But you don't know. Sure they may have a valid signed ssl cert. You have no idea how its stored, some sort of breach due to lax security.
How long was it before B&N realized they had credit card machines tampered with?
I have a method for remembering different PW for different sites by matching up the initials of the site with initials of relatives in my family tree and using a date of importance to that relative.
It does help being the family genealogist.
All this about security, and the banks only allow a 4 number pin...go figure.
The story goes that the inventor was going to use a 6 digit number, but his wife said she could only remember 4.
You would expect it but it isn't always that way.
I was wondering what was the most secure password that could use and not have any trouble remembering. I come up with this.
According to howsecureismypassword.net
It would take a desktop PC about 3 septendecillion years to crack your password.
Damm now I have to change it.
But most sites wouldn't let you use it. That's the real issue. We need all sites to get rid of their max length and allow all special characters.
passwords will be ancient history in 10 years. Biometrics will rule the day.
Three factor authentication will be commonplace.
Until we get to the quantum computer age.
Just hoping its good biometric security, not like we got with UPEK. But I don't see that becoming common with online accounts. Maybe OpenID or Steve Kirsch's OneID, but having it controlled by one company is problematic. Liked his mouse though.