Changing your Password – Not why you Think

Another story comes my way – from the Boston Globe, this time – talking about how we shouldn’t be bothering to change our passwords, because it doesn’t significantly improve the chances that you’ll stop some attacker from abusing your account. I have to repeat something I’ve said before – you don’t change passwords to prevent people from guessing them. If your passwords are that bad that they can be guessed, they will be guessed. You change your passwords for the following reasons: Because you gave your password to five people in the last year, and you can’t remember who they … Continue reading Changing your Password – Not why you Think

Zune HD 64 – up, down, up again

Much confusion and speculation abounds that there may be a Zune HD 64GB version – PC World says that it’s going on sale April 12 for $349.99, other articles in Engadget etc note that Zune.Net displays a link (not working at the time) to Zune HD 64. Possibly an early stab at an April Fools’ Day joke? Apparently not. The technical specs show no particular surprises. Double the capacity of the 32GB model – although both the 64GB and 32GB models are listed as having room for only 25,000 pictures. This doesn’t seem to be a misprint – the 16GB … Continue reading Zune HD 64 – up, down, up again