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Archive for August 3rd, 2016

Frequent password changes are the enemy of security, FTC technologist says – via Kristian Köhntopp – Google+

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/08/03

Frequent password changes are the enemy of security, FTC technologist says

Source: Kristian Köhntopp – Google+

Since the 1980s I’ve been advocating the above opinion and I’m glad some people now agree with me.

If you ever hire or employ me and force such a regular password change policy upon me without allowing me to use a password manager that can communicate securely with the cloud (which means you don’t play TLS man-in-the-middle) then I will either:

  • create a password-change script that invalidates the password history you keep and re-use my really secure password of choice.
  • if that fails: add an incrementing value to a reasonably secure base password.

–jeroen

Posted in Power User, Security | Leave a Comment »

Insentricity :: This Letter Quality Printer Is Now Fully Armed and Operational ::

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/08/03

Chris Osborn was finally able to open up his 1980s Smith Corona Memory Correct 400 Messenger and replace the fuse, enabling him to do letter quality printing over over the parallel port (and hopefully the serial port soon too).

Cool!

Sources:

–jeroen

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on code quality: Can we automate everything? | CommitStrip – Blog relating the daily life of web agencies developers

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/08/03

Repeated because it is the most important aspect of software development.

automating everything

automating everything

–jeroen

via: Can we automate everything? | CommitStrip – Blog relating the daily life of web agencies developers.

Posted in Agile, Code Quality, Development, Software Development, Source Code Management | Leave a Comment »

 
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