• The Weekly Hash - October 26, 2012

    Posted October 26, 2012 - 10:15 am

    Roasting this week's top tech stories, which include Zynga, Zuckerberg and friction-stir welding
  • 'Mobile First' gaining momentum, but so is 'Web Second'

    Posted January 30, 2012 - 11:26 am

    There are many reasons to value mobile users and their eagerness to try (and buy) things, but the web is where you'll find your truest fans.
  • Twittergate behind him, Newt Gingrich now has clear path to GOP nomination!

    Posted August 25, 2011 - 12:51 pm

    Newt Gingrich may be a big spender at Tiffany's, but he didn't pay for those Twitter followers, Mr. Green!
  • Six password security tips to learn from the Gawker hack

    Posted December 20, 2010 - 5:47 pm

    The Germans have a word for it: Schadenfreude, taking pleasure in someone else's misfortune. And I have to admit, I did a feel a twinge of satisfaction when Gawker, one of the snarkiest and most self-satisfied collection of sites on the Web, was hacked. But I do worry about the 1.2 million people whose passwords were stolen and posted on the Web for any moderately skilled bad guy to crack and use.
  • The case for lousy passwords

    Posted December 16, 2010 - 9:03 am

    In the wake of the Gawker security breach some pundits are using the lists of leaked passwords as a means to scold us all about our poor password choices. I disagree. Match the password to the value of the data you store on the site. A lousy -- but easy to remember -- password is fine for some sites, as long as you're set up properly.
  • What the Gawker hack should teach us about passwords

    Posted December 15, 2010 - 3:37 pm

    Unless you've been leading a Luddite existence--off camping in the Rockies or something--you are probably aware that Gawker was the victim of an attack which exposed passwords and led to a deluge of Twitter spam. The silver lining of this incident is that it gives us yet another opportunity to examine real-world passwords and hopefully learn a lesson or two...but don't hold your breath.
  • FBI investigating Gawker Media hack

    Posted December 14, 2010 - 2:55 pm

    The FBI confirmed to PC World that it is investigating the recent intrusion by a group of hackers into Gawker Media's servers last weekend. The hack exposed more than 200,000 reader e-mail addresses and passwords, and the data is now circulating online as a peer-to-peer torrent file. An FBI representative declined to comment further about the ongoing investigation; however, Gawker Media founder and CEO Nick Denton was scheduled to meet with federal authorities on Monday, according to The New York Post .
  • Gawker hack analysis reveals incredibly weak passwords

    Posted December 14, 2010 - 12:23 pm

    The most popular password among nearly 400,000 exposed by the Gawker hack was "12345," according to a security firm's analysis.
  • Gawker Media hacked, warns users to change passwords

    Posted December 13, 2010 - 1:02 pm

    E-mail addresses and password details for 200,000 registered users of Gawker Media websites are now circulating on peer-to-peer networks after a weekend hack attack. The company warned users to change their passwords -- including on other sites, if they use the same passwords elsewhere.
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