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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.

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.



Important case to watch