seen in data by website Security.org, adding even one upper case letter to a
password can already dramatically alter its potential. In
the case of an eight-character password, it can now be broken in 22 minutes
instead of instantaneously in one second – an increase of more than 1000
added time in this case is definitely not good enough to end up with a
satisfactory password, the high security gains of using characters other than
lower case letters can be multiplied. When using at least
one upper case letter and one number, an eight-character password now would
take a computer 1 hour to crack. Add another symbol and it takes eight. To make
a password truly secure, even more characters or more than one uppercase
letter, number or symbol can be added.
twelve-character password with one uppercase letter, one number and one symbol
is almost unbreakable, taking a computer 34,000 years to crack.
This happens because when we use more types of characters, the
potential combinations making up the password increase exponentially.
With just 26 lower case letters, a password of eight characters
has 26^8, so
around 209 billion possible combinations. Adding the uppercase, we already
arrive at 52^8, around 53.5 trillion combinations. With the numbers in there,
it’s 62^8 or 218 trillion combinations.
add another great potential for security, but since only the handful displayed
on computer keyboards are convenient to use, this ups the number of
combinations once more to around 90^8 or 430 trillion combinations.
World’s 1st remote brain surgery via 5G network performed in China Published time: 17 Mar, 2019 13:12 · A Chinese surgeon has performed the world’s first remote brain surgery using 5G technology, with the patient 3,000km away from the operating doctor. Dr. Ling Zhipei remotely implanted a neurostimulator into his patient’s brain on Saturday, Chinese state-run media reports . The surgeon manipulated the instruments in the Beijing-based PLAGH hospital from a clinic subsidiary on the southern Hainan island, located 3,000km away. The surgery is said to have lasted three hours and ended successfully. The patient, suffering from Parkinson’s disease, is said to be feeling well after the pioneering operation. The doctor used a computer connected to the next-generation 5G network developed by Chinese tech giant Huawei. The new device enabled a near real-time connection, according to Dr. Ling. “You barely feel that the patient is 3,000 kilometers away,” he said.
Facebook says hackers saw personal info of 14 million people The exposed data included relationship status, birth date, hometown, education and the 15 most recent searches, Facebook said. by David Ingram / Oct.12.2018 / 9:55 AM PDT / Updated 10:54 AM PDT Facebook said on Friday that hackers were able to access the personal information of 14 million people through a security flaw that the company first disclosed last month, and that the data exposed included information such as recent check-ins and searches. Facebook said in a blog post that people would be able to check whether they were affected by the attack by visiting a Facebook help center online. The company also said that in the coming days it would send customized messages to users to explain what information might have been accessed. The social networking company disclosed two weeks ago that a security flaw in Facebook's "view as" feature had allowed hackers to see into and potentially take
Too Much Power to the People? A Food Safety Site Tests the Limits Several national chain restaurants have been the target of complaints on IWasPoisoned.com since the site began in 2009. By KEVIN ROOSE FEB. 13, 2018 Dan Laptev, an electronics analyst, was making his way through the Charlotte, N.C., airport this month when he stopped at Starbucks for a light dinner — a ham-and-cheese sandwich and a cup of hot chocolate. He ate, drank, boarded his flight and got home. And that’s when the trouble started. Mr. Laptev spent much of that night hunched over the toilet with a violently upset stomach. Suspecting his Starbucks meal as the source of his ills, he sent a complaint through the company’s website, but got only an automated form email back. So he did the next best thing: He logged on to his computer and went to IWasPoisoned.com, a website that allows users to post reports of food poisoning, and submitted his saga. “I wanted to let people know to stop eating at Star