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Comment: Re:Not really... (Score 1) 408

by Doctor Device (#43438337) Attached to: Google Fiber: Why Traditional ISPs Are Officially On Notice
I expect they are rolling out fiber in the middle of the country first to sort out the kinks. KC went well, so now they're taking on a bigger project with Austin. I'd speculate on one, maybe two more cities in between the Alleghenies and the Rockies, and then they'll light up one of the big costal cities.

Comment: long random passwords (Score 1) 615

by Doctor Device (#36345002) Attached to: Cheap GPUs Rendering Strong Passwords Useless
it seems to me, if your password is random, mixed-case alphanumeric, and fairly long, there is an added layer of security against a brute-force hash attack like this. that being that the incorrect hashes will just be jumbled strings of letters and numbers... but the correct password will be, as well. how would such an attack differentiate the valid password from the invalid in this situation?

Comment: supergenpass (Score 1) 1007

by Doctor Device (#30056102) Attached to: Best Tool For Remembering Passwords?
SuperGenPass is a good option for online passwords. especially since the website lets you customize the bookmarklet before you download it. though why there is an option to hardcode your master password into the bookmarklet, thereby completely defeating the security of it, is beyond me. conversely, the option to have it store a hash of your master password and compare it against the master pass you type in the field is nice... especially if you're like me and prone to typographical errors.

In seeking the unattainable, simplicity only gets in the way. -- Epigrams in Programming, ACM SIGPLAN Sept. 1982