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Two new iPhone security features

I am at heart a bit of an open source hippy who sees the world through rose coloured glasses. I want to believe that Android1 is the best mobile operating system because it is at it's core open source and it gives users the freedom to run their own …

Fingerprint readers on phones

I can clearly remember my first reaction when I heard about fingerprint readers on phones. It was a stream of thoughts along the lines of "I bet that will be broken in an matter of days, biometrics are not ready for prime time", "You don't go around leaving a smudgy …

How often should you change your password?

There was an article recently based on a 2010 study that suggested that frequent password changes actually negatively impact security.

I agree with the article but feel that some of the commentary could be a little more nuanced. The thrust of the article is that forcing regular password changes irritates …

My dream password manager

A few weeks ago I wrote about KeePassX and while I'm very happy and it ticks nearly all the boxes the one feature that's missing and unfortunately would probably require a complete redesign is multi user support.

It would be great to be able to share passwords to some users …

Bendigo Banks Password Requirements

Bendigo bank's password requirement make for an interesting read.

  • You must have exactly eight alpha-numeric characters in your password.
  • Your password must include at least one letter and at least one number.
  • The password is not case sensitive.

The bit about your password not being case sensitive means they are …

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