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WordPress Admin Accounts Suffer Brute Force Attack

WordPress Admin Accounts Suffer Brute Force Attack

Ars Technica reported a widespread brute force attack on WordPress sites on Friday. Simply put, a horde of infected computers are trying many common password combinations against the default administrator WordPress account. Once the admin account is compromised, the WordPress site joins the fray. Think Mongol-style conquest in the blogosphere. That’s right, I wrote blogosphere. […]

Change Your Battle Net Password

Change Your Battle Net Password

Blizzard Entertainment announced yesterday that their online gaming service Battle.Net has been compromised by hackers. Blizzard stated that key information could have been obtained, including encrypted passwords and personal question information. However, I don’t think they know the full extent of the breach. Blizzard recommends that everyone change their password. This means that if you’ve […]

Zappos and 6pm.com User Accounts Compromised

Zappos and 6pm.com User Accounts Compromised

I love the great deals and customer service from Zappos.com and 6pm.com, but I don’t like that my account information was hacked. Here’s what to do, and a suggestion on how to minimize your exposure if your information gets compromised again.

How to Sideload Dropbox on Your Kindle Fire

How to Sideload Dropbox on Your Kindle Fire

I haven’t been too impressed by my Amazon Kindle Fire. One of the reasons I disliked it was the lack of key apps that I use on the Amazon app market. The biggest missing app was Dropbox, which I use to synchronize my KeePass database file. I manage over 550 different passwords via KeePass, so […]

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Amazon Fire: First Impressions and Purchase Decision Tree

Amazon Fire: First Impressions and Purchase Decision Tree

Here are my first impressions on the Amazon Kindle Fire. It is great for consuming Amazon video and music. The rest of the device is a complex web of expectations and past experience. If you’ve never owned a tablet or Android device before, have a lot of Amazon content, and want a tablet form factor for less than $200, the Fire may be for you. Everyone else has some tough decisions to make.

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Living With Google’s Two-Factor Authentication
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Living With Google’s Two-Factor Authentication

I write about my experience of using Google’s two-factor authentication after living with it for three months. It is very advanced, but the setup may too complicated for most Web users.

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DrFaulken vs Ubuntu 9.10 Remix + KeePass

DrFaulken vs Ubuntu 9.10 Remix + KeePass

My Asus Eee 701 netbook computer has always been a mixed bag. Yeah, I loved the ultraportability of it, but the default Linux operating system wasn’t compatible with some of the software I used on a regular basis. I created a custom version of Windows XP via nLite and everything was great — until Windows […]

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Keeping passwords on lockdown

Keeping passwords on lockdown

As a typical virtual citizen, I have about fifty hojillion accounts across fifty hojillion Web sites and networks. I try to recycle the same four or five usernames, and use about seven different passwords. My passwords vary depending on when I created the account, if the site has any requirements (such as no special characters, […]

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