Paco Hope

Paco Hope

My Random Musings and Rants
System-Wide Unique Passwords
System-wide Unique Passwords (SWUP) Here’s a possible security control, prompted by @westmaaan‘s Tweet. I call it “system-wide unique passwords” or SWUP for short. When users...
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No Man’s Sky = No Man’s Yawn
No Man’s Sky was a widely anticipated, intensely-hyped game. It was big news at E3 in 2014 and 2015 but not so much in 2016....
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All You Need to Know About Passwords: Longer is Stronger
Because I work in information security, I deal with passwords a lot. There is a really simple guide to making good passwords: longer is stronger....
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We Need More Than Two Buckets for Thought
I saw a really great article called “Blue Feed, Red Feed, See Liberal Facebook and Conservative Facebook, Side by Side” on the Wall Street Journal....
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PSN and Playstation Parental Controls are Totally Pointless
Game developers generally ignore parental controls when they develop games. Sony permits these games to connect to PSN and to operate in an all-or-nothing mode....
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Considering Australia’s Gun Laws
I keep coming back to the gunpolicy.org chart of Australia gun deaths. One of the interpretations of this chart i hear is “well, gun deaths...
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System-Wide Unique Passwords
System-wide Unique Passwords (SWUP) Here’s a possible security control, prompted by @westmaaan‘s Tweet. I call it “system-wide unique passwords” or SWUP for short. When users...
Read More
No Man’s Sky = No Man’s Yawn
No Man’s Sky was a widely anticipated, intensely-hyped game. It was big news at E3 in 2014 and 2015 but not so much in 2016....
Read More
All You Need to Know About Passwords: Longer is Stronger
Because I work in information security, I deal with passwords a lot. There is a really simple guide to making good passwords: longer is stronger....
Read More
We Need More Than Two Buckets for Thought
I saw a really great article called “Blue Feed, Red Feed, See Liberal Facebook and Conservative Facebook, Side by Side” on the Wall Street Journal....
Read More
PSN and Playstation Parental Controls are Totally Pointless
Game developers generally ignore parental controls when they develop games. Sony permits these games to connect to PSN and to operate in an all-or-nothing mode....
Read More
Considering Australia’s Gun Laws
I keep coming back to the gunpolicy.org chart of Australia gun deaths. One of the interpretations of this chart i hear is “well, gun deaths...
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Gun Bans and Restrictions Do Something
I get into a lot of conversations with folks about guns. To look at my blog lately you’d think its the only topic I’m interested...
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Excel Trick: Normalizing MB and KB into numbers
Someone brought me some data yesterday where they wanted to graph some data that included sizes of files. The file size in the data file...
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System-Wide Unique Passwords

System-wide Unique Passwords (SWUP) Here’s a possible security control, prompted by @westmaaan‘s Tweet. I call it “system-wide unique passwords” or SWUP for short. When users create accounts or change their passwords, the system should make sure that no two users have the same password on the system. ladies and gentlemen …

No Man’s Sky = No Man’s Yawn

No Man’s Sky was a widely anticipated, intensely-hyped game. It was big news at E3 in 2014 and 2015 but not so much in 2016. It was finally released to the public on 9 August 2016 and it’s a huge yawn. I preordered it for PS4 and was so excited …

PSN and Playstation Parental Controls are Totally Pointless

Game developers generally ignore parental controls when they develop games. Sony permits these games to connect to PSN and to operate in an all-or-nothing mode. The parental controls don’t matter because games will only play if all parental controls are disabled. This completely undermines the entire point of the parental …