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Funny PHP

Little Bobby Tables Is All Grown Up

Aww, look! Little Bobby Tables is all grown up and in a CAPTCHA now. (via Reddit)

Relevant xkcd comic. (Oh look, it’s almost 10 years old!)

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Security

Speedy password cracking

Earlier today Jeff Atwood tweeted:

you should *really* be scared if your passwords are all lowercase. 12 chars in 75 days on my box..

He was referring to his post on speed hashing where a video card GPU is used to calculate the hash of any given text. Compared to a computer CPU it does it much faster.

all 6 character password MD5s 47 seconds
all 7 character password MD5s 1 hour, 14 minutes
all 8 character password MD5s ~465 days
all 9 character password MD5s fuggedaboudit

It’s honestly scary and really time for everyone to use pass phrases. They’re not perfect either but they’re better because they’re longer and easier to remember. Some of my passwords are not phrases yet, this pass phrase generator (or this one) should help make it easier to change those.


* obligatory xkcd cartoon.

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Games

Dave worried about the effect some types…

Dave worried about the effect some types of games might have on younger people but I bet he didn’t think of this. (Make sure you hover over the cartoon!)

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Games

Hell


Hell, xkcd style.

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WordPress

Ye Olde Map of Online Communities

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From the Icy North of Yahoo and Windows Live to the Gulf of Youtube there are many online communities out there. Surprisingly WordPress.com isn’t on the map. It must be further south in the warm and lush Tropics. Come join the party!