By Bruce Schneier, author of recent book, Carry On: Sound Advice from Schneier on Security
I’ve been reading a lot about how passwords are no longer good security. The reality is more complicated. Passwords are still secure enough for many applications, but you have to choose a good one. And that’s hard. The best way to explain how to choose a good password is to describe how they’re broken. The most serious attack is called offline password guessing. There are commercial programs that do this, sold primarily to police departments. There are also hacker tools that do the same thing.
As computers have become faster, the guessers have got better, sometimes being able to test hundreds of thousands of passwords per second. These guessers might run for months on many machines simultaneously.
The folks at TheSnugg.com saw our review of the My Pad iPad case and wanted some GfG love for their iPad case too. We were more than happy to oblige and covered their leather iPad case.
I tested out a brown iPad 3 flip case in distressed brown, and was quite pleased with it. I only had minor quibble which I’ll get to later.
Despite being neck deep in the industry, it never ceases to amaze me how quickly technology progresses. Take ‘spy’ gadgets for example. Once upon a time, these were only to be seen in James Bond movies as mere fantasy. Fast-forward to today, and not only are many of those figments now real, they are extremely affordable. We’ve featured more than a few here at GfG ourselves.
The folks at UK’s Online Spy Shop put together a nice infographic that highlights some of the real-world spy gadgets that exist today that once made their debut on the silver screen. Ah, the future is stranger than you might think! The full graphic is after the jump.