Passwords

U.S. Supreme Court Asked to Consider if Fifth Amendment Protects Passwords

U.S. Supreme Court Asked to Consider if Fifth Amendment Protects Passwords

The American Civil Liberties Union and the Electronic Frontier Foundation, two of the nation’s largest defenders of digital privacy, are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to stop criminal prosecutors from forcing people to unlock their own mobile phones, under the argument that the U.S. Constitution’s protection against self-incrimination applies equally…

Your Lazy Arse Can Now Unlock 1Password With the Apple Watch

Your Lazy Arse Can Now Unlock 1Password With the Apple Watch

I see you, fellow lazy people. While password managers are an absolute must for digital security, they are freaking annoying to set up, and occasionally, annoying to use. But now that macOS Big Sur is here, popular password manager 1Password is adding several new features, including the ability to unlock…

A Computer Can Guess More Than 100,000,000,000 Passwords Per Second

A Computer Can Guess More Than 100,000,000,000 Passwords Per Second

Passwords have been used for thousands of years as a means of identifying ourselves to others and in more recent times, to computers. It’s a simple concept – a shared piece of information, kept secret between individuals and used to “prove” identity. Passwords in an IT context emerged in the…