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2013-10-30 07:38:08 PM
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Thanks Mods, I finally had a funny comment and you go and fix the headline!

Haill Skroob!
 
2013-10-30 08:25:59 PM
Surrounded by assholes?
 
2013-10-30 08:41:41 PM

NuttierThanEver: Surrounded by assholes?


Lawl!
 
2013-10-30 08:44:02 PM

NuttierThanEver: Surrounded by assholes?


YO!
 
2013-10-30 09:04:49 PM
Damn it now i have to change the combination on my luggage.
 
2013-10-30 09:14:05 PM

NuttierThanEver: Surrounded by assholes?


Well, you are posting on FARK.
 
2013-10-30 09:15:09 PM
"So the combination is ... one, two, three, four, five? That's the stupidest combination I've ever heard in my life! That's the kind of thing an idiot would have on his luggage!"
 
2013-10-30 09:20:01 PM
... Change the combination on my luggage!
 
2013-10-30 09:21:07 PM
Why didn't anybody tell me my ass was so big?!
 
2013-10-30 09:21:52 PM
FARK! Even in the future nothing works!
 
2013-10-30 09:31:10 PM

Target Builder: NuttierThanEver: Surrounded by assholes?

Well, you are posting on FARK.


Keep posting, assholes!
 
2013-10-30 09:33:01 PM
TFA: Why Do We Still Use Passwords?  They're simple and cheap, but usually not all that secure. Why haven't we moved to something better?

TFA's solutions?

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Gee, I wonder why they haven't taken off.
 
2013-10-30 09:47:00 PM
I want a retina scanner. I just think it looks cool.
 
2013-10-30 09:54:54 PM

LucklessWonder: I want a retina scanner. I just think it looks cool.


I've thought so ever since star trek II.
 
2013-10-30 10:05:24 PM
This thread is quickly going from suck to blow.
 
2013-10-30 10:06:16 PM
Biometric scanners have issues. Fingerprints? What about amputees? Retinal Scans? I had radiation and laser treatment - not even sure the pattern would match before and after those treatments. Voice prints? Try not to have a bad cold. Facial recognition?  Not even remotely close to providing unique, but flexible recognition.

Passwords are fine, but selecting passwords is key, as well as having flexible rules for selecting a good password. We shouldn't be forced into certain patterns for our passwords, nor should we be forced to change it all of the time.

Specific rules for passwords can be exploited by brute force approaches (kind of like how those "20 questions" things work), and forcing users to think up new, unique passwords every month only makes them lazy in creating passwords and encourages using unsafe methods to remember those passwords (like sticky notes on our monitors).
 
2013-10-30 10:06:56 PM
This thread appears to be .... jammed!
 
2013-10-30 10:13:54 PM
A user is not a fingerprint.
 
2013-10-30 10:15:04 PM
CSB time. Last weekend my son went to a sleepover birthday party for one of his friends and on the way home he started quoting Spaceballs and we threw a few quotes back and forth at each other.

/so proud...sniff
 
2013-10-30 10:23:19 PM

hamdingers: This thread appears to be .... jammed!


Don't worry; it appears to be boysenberry, so at least we know it isn't Lone Starr.
 
2013-10-30 10:41:07 PM

Spaced Lion: hamdingers: This thread appears to be .... jammed!

Don't worry; it appears to be raspberry, so at least we know it isn't Lone Starr.


ftfy
 
2013-10-30 10:44:07 PM

Last Man on Earth: Spaced Lion: hamdingers: This thread appears to be .... jammed!

Don't worry; it appears to be raspberry, so at least we know it isn't Lone Starr.

ftfy


Um no he had it right. Raspberry was the way he knew it was Lonestar.

"Raspberry, only one person would dare give me the raspberries. LONESTAR!"
 
2013-10-30 10:46:03 PM

Last Man on Earth: Spaced Lion: hamdingers: This thread appears to be .... jammed!

Don't worry; it appears to be raspberry, so at least we know it isn't Lone Starr.

ftfy


Raspberry? There's only one man who would dare give me the raspberry: Lone Starr.
 
2013-10-30 10:48:06 PM
I'm a fan of Steve Gibson's SQRL idea, would like to see where it goes.

I think a lot of the criticism it's gotten so far is from people not understanding its use case (doesn't have password recovery built in) and/or quibbling over things that could easily be fixed by any particular SQRL client (everything ties back to a single key).

The thing with password recovery is that a lot of sites don't need it (i.e. Gibson originally suggested this for a blog where you want to post a comment once in a blue moon without registering.  Who cares if your original account gets lost or stolen?  Just make a new one).  I think SQRL could still take the place of a password on sites that do require recovery though.  Really recovery is the weak point, because how hard is it to find out my mother's maiden name?  But it would be easier for an attacker to crack your dictionary'd password than it would to crack your SQRL key.

As for the single key, a SQRL client could easily prompt the user for which key he wants, protect each one with a different password or other metric.  Or the user could just run multiple clients and make sure he launches the right one when needed.

The QR code bit is kind of silly, because really it's the token that gets encoded into the QR code that matters.  Having an efficient way to transmit a big-ass number to your phone is beneficial, but not necessarily limited to QR codes.
 
2013-10-30 11:28:29 PM
Funny, you all don't look Druish
 
2013-10-30 11:49:14 PM
Dark Helmet: Careful you idiot! I said across her nose, not up it!
Laser Gunner: Sorry sir! I'm doing my best!
Dark Helmet: Who made that man a gunner?
Major Asshole: I did sir. He's my cousin.
Dark Helmet: Who is he?
Colonel Sandurz: He's an asshole sir.
Dark Helmet: I know that! What's his name?
Colonel Sandurz: That is his name sir. Asshole, Major Asshole!
Dark Helmet: And his cousin?
Colonel Sandurz: He's an asshole too sir. Gunner's mate First Class Philip Asshole!
Dark Helmet: How many asholes do we have on this ship, anyway?
[Entire bridge crew stands up and raises a hand]
Entire Bridge Crew: Yo!
Dark Helmet: I knew it. I'm surrounded by assholes!
[Dark Helmet pulls his face shield down]
Dark Helmet: Keep firing, assholes!
 
2013-10-31 12:08:28 AM
President Skroob! Salute!
 
2013-10-31 12:18:35 AM
Nice dissolve...
 
2013-10-31 02:25:51 AM
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"Um... He did it!"
 
2013-10-31 03:42:57 AM
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2013-10-31 07:19:25 AM
Are we all forgetting that Hawkeye actually ripped out a guys eyeball off camera?!
 
2013-10-31 10:38:03 AM
All I ever think of is a scene from Blakes 7, where they are escaping a prison with a handscan print lock.

The captured guard refuses to un-clinch his fist when one of them says "Friend, we only need your hand." The guard blanks his face, calmly unclinches his hand and puts it on the scanner.
 
2013-10-31 11:51:39 AM
CSB:

Years ago (WIN95 era) I worked as an IT contractor for a large company.  Said company hired auditors to come in.  Auditors charged a lot of money to tell them their computers were not secure and recommend password protection for all on site computers, about 800 PCs.  For 2 weeks software was installed.  After that the first 2 hours every day I went around to crack password for people who forgot them.  All that was required was to boot to a floppy and delete 1 file that contained the password then reboot and reenter a password.  The rest of the day I fixed other IT issues.  9 times out of 10 if I went to someone's desk and they were not there the password was on a post-it not attached to the screen.

Security auditors =/= money well spent.
 
2013-10-31 01:04:06 PM
Shouldn't that be King Roland?
 
2013-10-31 01:05:56 PM
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2013-10-31 06:01:13 PM

buntz: Are we all forgetting that Hawkeye actually ripped out a guys eyeball off camera?!


Simon Phoenix did it first.

/let's get this over with quickly
 
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