Passwords and security

Passwords are essential to maintaining our online security, but they’re also one of the most tedious things. In real life, if someone is offering for sale thousands of usernames and passwords for a service, this is not a good sign. But changing the password is not enough. In recent months, regular reports of personal data and passwords being leaked and sold in large quantities. In many cases, the headline is …

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Adobe Flash, still

Adobe has already announced that it will stop developing Flash, but it won’t happen overnight, so that the technology will be with us for a while. In the meantime, Adobe is forced to patch security bugs, of which there is a fair number: the latest package alone has fixed 25 problems. And the company has been forced to fix one critical bug out of sequence.