Linked by Howard Fosdick on Sat 10th Nov 2012 07:28 UTC
Bugs & Viruses If you want to ensure you have adequate passwords but don't have the time or interest to study the topic, there's a useful basic article on how to devise strong passwords over at the NY Times. It summarizes key points in 9 simple rules of thumb. Also see the follow-up article for useful reader feedback. Stay safe!
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RE[3]: make 'm long
by UltraZelda64 on Sun 11th Nov 2012 06:01 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: make 'm long"
UltraZelda64
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2006-12-05

Congratulations, your technical credibility just went rock-bottom.

Care to say what your references are, what your complaints are of his views on security, and how you do things differently? Many of the things I do really are, IMO, common sense and can be found at various web sites; Steve just happens to have made a few podcast episodes that put it all together and explains it nicely in ways that are easy to understand.

That said, just go use the password "pee" or "poop" or something like that if you want. As far as I know he never recommended anything like that, so it must be safe!

Edited 2012-11-11 06:04 UTC

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RE[4]: make 'm long
by Soulbender on Sun 11th Nov 2012 09:23 in reply to "RE[3]: make 'm long"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Care to say what your references are, what your complaints are of his views on security


Gibson's reputation among actual security professionals is shoddy at best and a joke, or even fraud, at worst.

For some insight into the matter (with links to further reading): https://allthatiswrong.wordpress.com/2009/10/11/steve-gibson-is-a-fr...

Edited 2012-11-11 09:24 UTC

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RE[5]: make 'm long
by UltraZelda64 on Sun 11th Nov 2012 11:12 in reply to "RE[4]: make 'm long"
UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

Funny, because Mark Russinovich was on a recent episode of Security Now as a guest to talk about a sci-fi book he wrote, so apparently Mark must get in contact with Steve and not think he's a total joke like that blog post would like you to believe... and that article specifically mentions Mark as one of the greats to look up to. Ironic.

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