Get the real deal on how safe your passwords are….

 

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I just found this really interesting information on how long it takes (right now at least.. Keep in mind that things are constantly getting faster so, in say, 6 months one might be able to cut this in like half….) to crack your passwords.

Think about it and if you are smart, you will keep this in mind when you are making passwords for your accounts.

This was pulled from VentureBeat’s blog. You can find the original post here http://venturebeat.com/2013/02/02/7-reasons-you-cant-take-social-networks-for-granted/

Ok… Get ready for some useful statistics here!..

Graphic processors allow password-cracking programs to work thousands of times faster than they did just a decade ago.

The LinkedIn breach (mentioned above) should by now make us realize that relying on traditional passwords isn’t enough anymore. Investigation-management software provider I-sight provides the following note on how easy it is to crack your password:

Read more at http://venturebeat.com/2013/02/02/7-reasons-you-cant-take-social-networks-for-granted/#biZEp79eKjSoevzR.99

There you have it folks.  Be smart with your private information and make sure you have a really solid password on your accounts.  Now they dont need smart people to figure anything out and do the hard work… They just hit run on an application and wait until it has been cracked.

In 26 years, Aaron Swartz had more guts and made a change that we all have to be thankful for. Sad that it was cut short.

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You may not know the name Aaron Swartz, but i guarantee that you can be thanking him and a number of others for a multi year battle keeping our beloved internet from being censored.

You may remember a while ago when many websites chose to go black for 24 hours in protest to the bill up in front of congress that at that time they were calling SOPA. It did not pass thanks to the grassroots work that Aaron and his friends did. They managed to do the imposible… Stop a bill that was unopposed from passing in congress.

Anyway, it is so sad to report that Aaron took his life. He was facing a 35 year prison sentence that he was to be reporting into soon. Maybe that was the reason. His family said that he had also always suffered from depression. This doesn’t surprise me. Often brilliant people pay the price on the inside. Regardless to why he took his life. He did so much in the short time he was here.

Take a look at this really nice article that was written about him on the SFist. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Fgh2dFngFsg

Other bills will come again he reminded us, so it is up to us to continue to fight for the freedom of speech within the digital realm.

It is too bad we lost a genius like Aaron. But we thank him for all he did do while he was here. He lived a life to be proud of!

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(link) This is like the little perfect dream home on the ‘tales of the city’ street

Gosh how perfect this little home snuggled into Macondray lane in San Francisco.  You know… the one that Mrs.Madrigal lived on!

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