• How to Use a Password Manger

    This reference is written for all skill levels. Password managers shouldn’t be complicated or scary, and everbody should be using one. Do I really need a password manager? Short answer Yes. Long(er) answer Yes. These days, everyone should be using a password manager. The full reasoning behind why can get highly technical, but it should suffice to say that security researches almost unaimously agree that passwords are too weak [citation needed]. What should a password...
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  • Goals For The Summer

    A blog?! I know it’s a bit 2005, so let me explain. I have some serious free time ahead of me this summer. I’m talking build a helicopter in your back yard after retirement level boredom. And since I don’t have a pilot’s license (or for that matter a back yard) I figured it might be good to try and learn some new skills and contribute to society, or something like that. At the end...
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  • Security Flaw in Chrome KeePass (CKP)

    Chrome KeePass is probably saving a copy of your master key to disk. Who is affected? Anyone who has ever used the “remember” feature of CKP. Why does this happen? How do you keep keepass credentials cached for longer than a program is running? CKP opted to cache those credentials to disk with a specified expiration time. CKP tried to be clever in this by setting a background alarm to check for expiration every 10...
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