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Archive for August 26th, 2019

How to Update All Your Ruby Gems At Once | Life, the Universe, and Everything

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/08/26

This looks smart

gem update `gem list | cut -d ' ' -f 1`

From: [WayBack] How to Update All Your Ruby Gems At Once | Life, the Universe, and Everything

Though on the bash prompt, it works fine on Mac OS X / OS X / macOS / …, it does not work nice as an alias.

You can get it to work with difficult escaping (or nesting).

But it is easier to escape this:

gem update $(gem list | cut -d ' ' -f 1)

Escaped, it comes down to:

alias "gem-update-all=gem update \$(gem list | cut -d ' ' -f 1)"

Based on:

–jeroen

Posted in Apple, bash, bash, Development, Mac OS X / OS X / MacOS, Power User, Scripting, Software Development | Leave a Comment »

There are still sites limiting password lengt to low values like 20 or 15. Don’t!

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/08/26

There are still sites limiting password lengt to low values like 20 or 15. Don’t!

The why at [WayBackImplement Proper Password Strength Controls: Password Length has been in place since October 2012, since when cracking passwords has become way faster, so risk at length 20 back then is now a risk at something like length 40.

Password Length

Longer passwords provide a greater combination of characters and consequently make it more difficult for an attacker to guess.

  • Minimum length of the passwords should be enforced by the application.
    • Passwords shorter than 10 characters are considered to be weak (NIST SP800-132).

While minimum length enforcement may cause problems with memorizing passwords among some users, applications should encourage them to set passphrases (sentences or combination of words) that can be much longer than typical passwords and yet much easier to remember.

  • Maximum password length should not be set too low, as it will prevent users from creating passphrases. Typical maximum length is 128 characters.
    • Passphrases shorter than 20 characters are usually considered weak if they only consist of lower case Latin characters.

–jeroen

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Posted in LifeHacker, Power User, Security | Leave a Comment »

Herbie Mann – Push Push 1971

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/08/26

I think I got the link to this song via Jan Wildeboer. It’s awesome: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iR64lF2agbM – Herbie Mann – Push Push 1971

–jeroen

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