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The Mathematics of (Hacking) Passwords - Scientific American


A very long read, but one that everyone who uses passwords on any device should read, study, and understand.





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Thou canst not kill that which doth not live


But, saith Doom!, thou canst blow it into chunky kibble. Zombies, sure. Spectre vulnerabilities? Not so much.

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/02/18/spectre_cant_be_killed/

The Register reports that security researchers at Google have concluded that Spectre-type attacks can never be completely prevented by software mitigations alone.

This doesn't come as a surprise. I would have thought it should have been evident from the very start, from the nature of the class of vulnerabilities.

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