Posts Tagged ‘Google’

Secret Questions Are Vulnerable To Guessing Attacks, Study Says

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

Although it is widely known that authentication via ‘secret’ questions is not secure, now we finally have statistical evidence to prove it. Microsoft Research and Carnegie Mellon University have conducted a study that measures how guessable answers to ‘secret’ questions are. The researchers looked at the questions used by AOL, Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo! in order to authenticate users who need to reset their forgotten passwords. The ability of users to memorize their answers was also questioned. (more…)

Great hot water supply

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009
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Google made a video tour inside their premises. Looks like an amazing wire-n-hardware gathering:

Oh, I wish we could rent this mass of metal for password cracking purposes! In that case, however, water cooling system would not be enough to chill all our graphic cards. Better to think of a way for heat-utilization, like channeling hot water to the nearest residential neighbourhood and  “use it as heating source for buildings in the area” as suggested by Anonymous in Seth H. Weintraub’s blog, or at least open Russian bath near it :)