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+ - Cisco Type 4 passwords have no salt->

Submitted by TheLink
TheLink (130905) writes "Cisco's Type 4 password algorithm does not use PBKDF2 and does not use a salt, but instead performs a single iteration of SHA-256 over the user-provided plaintext password. This approach causes a Type 4 password to be less resilient to brute-force attacks than a Type 5 password of equivalent complexity."
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+ - Evidence for Psychic Phenomena?->

Submitted by anonymous
anonymous (130905) writes "The results of the study showed that the students were better at recalling the words on the surprise recall test that they were later given, at random, to practice. According to Bem, practicing the words after the test somehow allowed the participants to "reach back in time to facilitate recall.""
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The Internet

+ - Informative better than attractive for websites

Submitted by TheLink
TheLink (130905) writes "Researchers from the University of Valladolid (UVa) have shown that the effectiveness of company web sites depends more upon their informative content than on the impact their designs may have on viewers' emotions.

http://www.innovations-report.com/html/reports/communication_media/information_important_design_evaluating_companies_124005.html"
Biotech

+ - Vaccine rights for sharing flu samples->

Submitted by TheLink
TheLink (130905) writes "Indonesia will not share bird flu virus samples unless richer countries agree to give developing nations control over their use and access to cheap vaccines, a spokeswoman from the nation's health ministry said on Monday (from: New Scientist http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn12961-indonesia-fights-for-rights-to-bird-flu-samples.html )."
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