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Over the last few months, I’ve seen a password strength meter on almost every signup form I’ve encountered. Password strength meters are on fire. Here’s a question: does a meter actually help people secure their accounts? It’s less important than other areas of web security, a short sample of which include: Preventing online cracking with throttling or CAPTCHAs. Preventing offline cracking by selecting a suitably slow hash function with user-unique salts.
The NASA Goddard Space Flight Center is home to the United States’ largest organization of combined scientists, engineers and technologists that build spacecraft, instruments and new technology to study the Earth, the sun, our solar system, and the universe. They are also home to some of the most amazing images, visualizations and videos NASA has to offer! Please do yourself a favour and check out their incredible Flickr page which has thousands of images with wonderfully detailed descriptions. Below is a collection of 15 mind-blowing featured images from NASA. Enjoy! 1.
Juggalos, those Faygo-swilling lovers of Psychopathic Records (home to Insane Clown Posse and their variants), have carved out their own unique subculture . Now, they've taken to social media, establishing a version of Facebook, the creatively named JuggaloBook (we're betting Mark Zuckerberg's already poked his lawyers). The site's homepage has similarities to Facebook's, but instead of "Friends" one has "Homies," and instead of "Liking" someone/thing, you give a hearty "Whoop Whoop!" -- a multipurpose Juggalo expression along the lines of "Awesome!"
A radiation wave kicked up by the eruption of a powerful solar flare late Sunday will probably miss Earth but could catch several NASA satellites in its crosshairs, scientists say. The radiation concern stems from an X1.1-class flare that blasted from the surface of the sun at 11:13 p.m. ET Sunday.