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Password security for boneheads

Paul Venezia | Dec. 9, 2009
Would you trust a random person with your passwords? You may well be doing that every day at supposedly secure sites.

The grizzled Unix veteran in me wants to think it wasn't always this way. Back in the day, the resources simply weren't available to write and run bad codeeverything had to be as clean and concise as possible. Nowadays, anyone who can type a semicolon can apparently code for supposedly highly secure financial Web sites. You're trusting your identity and possibly your bank account to that code every time you click the login button. No wonder identity theft is so simple.


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