Episode 117: Populous Passwords

Grumpy Old Bens

What are the most common passwords being used today? How many characters is the average password? Why should you use a password generator? The answers to these questions as well as the latest tech news including new chips from Apple, our kids being tracked in school, Let’s Encrypt problems, and more!

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NOTES / LINKS:

Let’s Encrypt cert expiration for devices that haven’t been updated since 2016
https://hackaday.com/2020/12/01/lets-encrypt-will-stop-working-for-older-android-devices/

https://www.theregister.com/2020/11/06/android_encryption_certs/

CyberNews analyzes 15bn passwords
https://cybernews.com/best-password-managers/most-common-passwords/

Wickliffe, OH school district’s new dystopian tracking future using Volan Tech
https://www.news5cleveland.com/news/continuing-coverage/coronavirus/local-coronavirus-news/wickliffe-schools-using-wearable-bluetooth-devices-for-covid-19-contact-tracing

40 Shot, 6 Killed, During Weekend in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s Chicago
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/12/07/40-shot-6-killed-weekend-mayor-lori-lightfoots-chicago/

Apple preps new Mac chips that would top Intel’s fastest, report says
https://www.cnet.com/news/apple-preps-new-mac-chips-that-would-top-intels-fastest-report-says/

MetaMask phishing steals cryptocurrency wallets via Google ads
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/metamask-phishing-steals-cryptocurrency-wallets-via-google-ads/

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