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Analysis of 32 MILLION breached passwords shows people use stupid passwords

Password breaches happen on a pretty regular basis, but the one at Rockyou.com was massive -- involving 32 million users. Now that the dust has settled, security firm Imperva has taken the time to do a little analysis of the data involved. Verdict: it's 2010, and people are still using the stupidest passwords imaginable. Here's a quick look at the top ten: 123456 12345 123456789 ...

'Five minutes of silence for Haiti' goes viral on Facebook... and fails on so many levels

As I write this, there's a viral Facebook status message sweeping across profiles all over the world. It's even been translated into Spanish! The premise? At 9pm, five minutes of silence for the victims of the Haitian earthquake will take place on Facebook. Yes, it's as ambiguous as you think it is. 9pm when? Where? What DAY?! Am I meant to observe the five minutes of silence at 9pm in...

Stupid Windows 7 trick: unlock the secret God Mode folder

So, what exactly is God Mode in Windows 7? Well, for starters, it's not really a mode. And it's nothing you need to be a deity to pull off, either. Rather, it's a folder packed with shortcuts to just about every settings change and administrative function in Windows 7. Everything you'll find in the Action Center, Backup and Restore, Autorun, Desktop Gadgets, Devices and Printers -- it's...

More Head-in-Hole Fun With Yearbook Yourself - Time Waster

Ever wonder what former U.S. President George Bush would have looked like as an early-80's high school senior? Well, wonder no more! A few quick clicks with Yearbook Yourself and you can transform yourself into a horrendously coiffed teenager from 1950 to 2000. FYI before you head over: this one's a marketing gimmick for a group of malls, so the stores you see listed on the yearbook pages take...

Unintelligencer Maeks U Rite Dum - Time Waster

It's always nice to have a good laugh during an otherwise stressful workday, and what's more fun than laughing at outright supidity? The Unintelligencer uses an array of sophisticated linguistic algorithms to convert your text from perfectly suitable English into the unrecognizable drivel you've gotten used to seeing on YouTube, Facebook, and all your other favorite sites. Let's try an example...

RIAA says CD-ripping isn't fair use

Though people have some funny ideas about copyright, they're justified in assuming that if they own a CD, it's fair use for them to rip it to their own computer or iPod, right? Well, not according to the RIAA. Despite the fact that a year or so ago the RIAA's Don Verrilli told the Supreme Court that the RIAA considers this sort of space-shifting "perfectly legal," they've submitted a...