Pink botnet was discovered with more than 1.6 million devices infected

Pink Botnet

Cybersecurity researchers from Netlab 360 disclosed details of what they say is the “largest botnet” discovered in the last six years, infecting over 1.6 million devices, mostly located in China, with the goal of launching distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks and inserting advertisements into HTTP websites visited by unsuspecting users.

The tyranny of password creation

The other day, when signing into a new site, I came across the tedious act of creating a new password. Despite using a password manager and having random passwords on my favorite sites, for other websites where I do not access where I have the password manager installed, I prefer to create passwords that are easy to memorize, but difficult to guess using brute force techniques.

“Please create an 8 character password with uppercase lowercase numbers and special characters” but … how am I going to memorize this? I’m on my mobile phone, where do I keep it? Are users really forced to suffer the tyranny of password creation? Where is the balance of usability vs security here? What is the point of still maintaining these kinds of password policies?

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