Change Your Twitter Password

No sooner had World Password Day passed than Twitter announced that all of its passwords were available in plaintext. What makes this particular security hack so interesting for us is that Twitter is one of the major services used by businesses that only lets you… Read More

Kitestrings Downtime, August 25, 2017

Early in the day on Friday, August 25, Kitestrings experienced some down time. Thanks for your patience while we addressed the issue. For most users, the service should be back up and running. We have no reason to believe that data was at risk… Read More

Worst passwords for 2017 and how to avoid using them

TL;DR: There are common passwords that many people use. They’re all bad, don’t use them. Instead, use a strong, randomly generated password. Creating and maintaining passwords has become one of the most pervasive and annoying parts of contemporary online life. How many times a day… Read More

Stop being creative and start using a password generator

TL;DR: Don’t bother with “creative” passwords. Make them long and random, don’t re-use them, and use a password manager to keep track of them instead of trying to remember. There are lots of things we do to jeopardize our online and personal security without a… Read More

How passwords work, different types of attack

TL;DR: Most of the time when I write a blog post, I try to keep it pretty simple, geared toward the layman, and even include a super fast “Too Long; Didn’t Read” (TL;DR) summary. For this post, I’m going to do a slightly deeper… Read More