Adrian Kingsley-Hughes

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Adrian Kingsley-Hughes is an internationally published technology author who has devoted over two decades to helping users get the most from technology -- whether that be by learning to program, building a PC from a pile of parts, or helping them get the most from their new MP3 player or digital camera. Adrian has authored/co-authored technical books on a variety of topics, ranging from programming to building and maintaining PCs. His most recent books include 'Build the Ultimate Custom PC', 'Beginning Programming' and 'The PC Doctor's Fix It Yourself Guide'. He has also written training manuals that have been used by a number of Fortune 500 companies.

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Repeat after me: "Reusing passwords is BAD!"

Repeat after me: "Reusing passwords is BAD!"

a hacker group going by the name of Gnosis compromised the Gawker Media network (made up of popular websites such as Lifehacker, Gizmodo, Jezebel, io9, Jalopnik, Kotaku, Deadspin, Fleshbot, and Gawker itself) and liberated not only the source code for the site, but also the entire user database consisting of about 1.3 million usernames, email addresses, and password hashes. In an ideal world, this wouldn't be a problem, but we don't live in an ideal world, but this is far from an ideal world, so it has the scope to be a pretty big deal.

December 13, 2010 by

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