What is the best password strategy to pursue?

When it comes to passwords, there are a variety of opinions.

And that is the problem. Most people choose password is based on requirements brought forced to them by the system.

Still, on password breaches, data analysis shows that most passwords are very weak.

When asking user is why they choose week passwords the common answer is that they can’t remember complex passwords, and H presents too much of a challenge for them.

Yet even choosing a supposedly strong password based on requirements isn’t necessarily the best solution.

I could go into the mathematics of Y system required, strong passwords are weaker than actually choosing a common phrase that you can easily remember.

And that brings us to the solution to having a strong password, Which is not only easy to remember but is mathematically even more complex.

Take a phrase that you can easily remember: the sun is shining in my street at house number 17.

Running a brute force attack on the passphrase like that is very complex. Yet, it is very easy for you to remember because it’s going to be difficult to forget where you actually live.

This is obviously only and example. However, it shows that complex passwords don’t have to be complex and such a way that they are very difficult for a user to remember. Plus, the typing of such information is very easy.

Let me know what you think about this password strategy which is been around for quite a while.

Finding your next employer on the dark web?

Obviously free from state sanctioned pension plans, and otherwise inhibiting characteristics, I recently stumbled upon job advertisements on several marketplaces on the dark web during an investigation.

Probably the most interesting, and first job advertisement was that by liberty market who were looking for a French speaking content “cleaner”.

And they are increasing in number.

Wear this trend originates, and how the specifics are of such an employment leaves to be discovered.

Fact is: the dark web is the most dynamic ecosystem on the planet; currently. All of the business conducted there in requires a lot of ingenuity, Good designers, and even more so very good security experts.

@Cloudflare and @TorProject: Speeding up #Privacy

One of the most annoying things when using TOR browser, and surfing to conventional websites using Cloudflare CDN was that you got a reCaptcha.

More often than not this would not happen once, or twice – but multiple times over before you actually got the content you wanted.

Appearently, this has changed because in September Cloudflare annouced that it worked together with the Tor Project to mitigate this annoying issue, but in the course of their coop, they actually found a genius way to make Tor faster with their technology.

This is great for those seeking privacy… yeah, I know… the criminals, too. But hey, you can use a knife to cut onions. Oh, wait – stupid analogy…

This just as a heads up… go to the website to read the technicallities yourself; and how to activate them in the case you run a .onion TLD website.