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Comment: Re:Still waiting for a "hackability meter" (Score 1) 157

by oodaloop (#49346447) Attached to: Many Password Strength Meters Are Downright Weak, Researchers Say
Sorry, but password complexity matters a great deal. When a website's passwords get hacked, they're going to compare hashes and find all the easiest ones first (password, hunter2, 123456, etc). If yours is 15 characters of random letters, numbers, etc, yours will not get cracked first. Now, if someone like the NSA is targeting YOU, then it doesn't matter how complex it is; it will get cracked. But in a list of 5,000,000 passwords, having a complex password can help make sure yours is not one of those cracked.

Comment: Re:Does Moore's law apply to Tsunamis? (Score 1) 188

by oodaloop (#49343193) Attached to: Japan To Build 250-Mile-Long, Four Storey-High Wall To Stop Tsunamis
No, they don't double every year or two. If they did, they'd already be past the moon. They do follow a scale-free distribution, whereas intuition probably makes you think it's a bell-curve. While they're preparing for a tsunami as big as the last one, they forget that before the last big one they were preparing for one as big as the one before it.

Comment: Re:Hope this makes agencies to take doxing serious (Score 1) 332

The military takes a hard stand on Operations Security (OPSEC), with annual refresher training for every member. There are numerous rules in place regarding use of personal information and posters everwhere reminding everyone of good OPSEC practices. That said, you can't tell a soldier he can't have a Facebook page, and it wouldn't be enforceable anyway.

It is the quality rather than the quantity that matters. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4 B.C. - A.D. 65)