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2013-03-27 08:41:45 AM
The bits of tape, with the color-coded tabs that one normally sticks to pages for indexing, work great. All one can see is a reddish blur.
 
2013-03-27 09:58:27 AM

Neondistraction: MusicMakeMyHeadPound: My other favorite are the ones who brag about how "random" and "unguessable" their passwords are. Then I introduce them to ophcrack and liveCDs/USBs. This isn't new technology, tards.

Yeah, if they have physical access to your computer, they can get at your data.  Unless you have your whole hard drive encrypted the strength of your computer password is irrelevant.


And even then...

BitLocker, for example, posts its recovery password in the first 512kb on the hard drive. Ssshhh, don't tell anyone!
 
2013-03-27 10:49:17 AM
Is this more reason to try and live "off the grid?"
 
2013-03-27 12:22:18 PM

MusicMakeMyHeadPound: Neondistraction: MusicMakeMyHeadPound: My other favorite are the ones who brag about how "random" and "unguessable" their passwords are. Then I introduce them to ophcrack and liveCDs/USBs. This isn't new technology, tards.

Yeah, if they have physical access to your computer, they can get at your data.  Unless you have your whole hard drive encrypted the strength of your computer password is irrelevant.

And even then...

BitLocker, for example, posts its recovery password in the first 512kb on the hard drive. Ssshhh, don't tell anyone!


That seems really stupid, even for Microsoft.
 
2013-03-27 01:03:02 PM
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-03-27 01:49:43 PM

Neondistraction: MusicMakeMyHeadPound: My other favorite are the ones who brag about how "random" and "unguessable" their passwords are. Then I introduce them to ophcrack and liveCDs/USBs. This isn't new technology, tards.

Yeah, if they have physical access to your computer, they can get at your data.  Unless you have your whole hard drive encrypted the strength of your computer password is irrelevant.


Hell, as Ars pointed out, even if you can grab hashed passwords out of the ether it is ridiculously easy to crack a password with consumer grade hardware.
 
2013-03-27 02:51:50 PM

MightyPez: Hell, as Ars pointed out, even if you can grab hashed passwords out of the ether it is ridiculously easy to crack a password with consumer grade hardware.


As long as that password has been hashed with MD5 and not salted, sure.
 
2013-03-27 02:58:22 PM

DammitIForgotMyLogin: MightyPez: Hell, as Ars pointed out, even if you can grab hashed passwords out of the ether it is ridiculously easy to crack a password with consumer grade hardware.

As long as that password has been hashed with MD5 and not salted, sure.


Which, as pointed out in the article, still isn't completely secure. It also assumes the hash is salted, which we've seen quite a bit lately, is not the case.
 
2013-03-27 04:52:14 PM

DammitIForgotMyLogin: MightyPez: Hell, as Ars pointed out, even if you can grab hashed passwords out of the ether it is ridiculously easy to crack a password with consumer grade hardware.

As long as that password has been hashed with MD5 and not salted, sure.


NTLM is the MD4 hash of the plaintext in utf-16le.

The algorithm really doesn't matter, the principles still apply to SHA-512, it's just that people have found collisions in the message digest series: two different plaintext values that give the same hash.

You can find salted hashes too, it's just not as convenient.

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That seems really stupid, even for Microsoft.

It was their way of "cooperating with law enforcement" and hoping the "bad guys" would be compelled by the power of Christ to not notice or something.

And if you try warning people about this, you get accused of slobbering Jobs' knob. :p
 
2013-03-28 09:04:12 AM

andrewagill: kazikian: Hacker_X: kazikian: What do they mean by wi-fi enabled? Like any camera attached to an Internet-connected device (ie. iPhone, ipad, USB webcam)?

As in there are webcams that instead of or in addition to hooking up via a direct video line or USB have Wifi. They essentially have a embedded system running a web server that you can just connect to with a normal web browser and pull images. They are generally meant to be used as security cameras rather than as normal webcabs.

So then this has nothing to do with the cameras on my iPhone and MacBook?

Correct.  You're safe.

Safe forever.


Nah, I know I have no privacy. Privacy died the moment we all got cell phones and credit cards. But at least it's good to know HOW you're being watched, right?
 
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