With Google Reader closing soon, Feedly steps up to the challenge by enabling a one-click migration feature (and lots more). Gj Feedly.
Being a Windows-only user for many years, I decided to go for a Mac when planning out which computer to buy to replace the living room PC. I chose the iMac for its aesthetics more than anything else, but I was also genuinely interested in Mac OS X and its BSD underpinnings. But don’t be fooled, the sheer elegance of Apple hardware is what cajoled me into the Mac-platform. And here I am, with a pretty iMac sitting happily on my desk.
I’ll be writing about this subject in a (continually updated) series:
- Part 1: A Bird’s Eye View of Mac OS X
- Part 2: Getting AirPort Extreme Working
- Part 3: Windows & Mac Interoperability
- Part 4: Windows File Sharing
- Various How To Articles
In my previous ‘Free File’ article, I briefly reviewed the open-source compression-utility 7-Zip. Like most other archiving tools, 7-Zip is also capable of encrypting your files. To do this, it utilizes industry standard AES-256 encryption (a.k.a. Rijn Dael) and recommends a password strength of 10 characters or more. The Help-function in 7-Zip has a nice illustration of what it would take to crack a secure AES password.
To accomplish this, one would need:
- cesspools of time
- a processor capable of checking 10 passwords per second
- to check 10 billion passwords per second, a budget of at least 1 billion dollars
To illustrate the importance of adequate password length, here’s a comparative table:
|Password Length||Single User Attack||Organization Attack|
|1||2 s||1 s|
|2||1 min||1 s|
|3||30 min||1 s|
|4||12 hours||1 s|
|5||14 days||1 s|
|6||1 year||1 s|
|7||10 years||1 s|
|8||19 years||20 s|
|9||26 years||9 min|
|10||37 years||4 hours|
|11||46 years||4 days|
|12||55 years||4 months|
|14||64 years||4 years|
|15||82 years||22 years|
|16||91 years||31 years|
|17||100 years||40 years|
The true origin of the word ‘spam’. Did you know ‘bacon’ is wanted spam like newsletters, etc? Doesn’t make sense, I know.
The deal for the audiobook seller, another indicator of the online retailer’s confidence in the digital-content market, is expected to close midyear.
Asus announces a desktop, an all-in-one PC, and an LCD TV in its Eee line.
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Don Reisinger thinks Apple may be in over its head with the
iPhone. Is he right?
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As promised, Yahoo has launched its new OpenID provider service. Yahoo’s 248 million worldwide users now have a way to login to any site that supports OpenID.
Amazon has defined its target countries or timing yet, but it’s coming.
The Pulse from LiveScribe can synchronize notes and audio recordings, but it can also use its combination of sound and written input to perform other tasks such as language translation.
Placing an add to kill someone on the internet. Sigh.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. intelligence satellite has lost power and could fall to Earth sometime in February or March, a government official said on Saturday.
The official, who spoke on condition
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Windows only Free clipboard utility Clipdiary doesn’t have all the bells and whistles like cross-computer syncing of managers like Ditto