* Posts by 0perat0r

2 publicly visible posts • joined 22 Mar 2013

GCHQ attempts to downplay amazing plaintext password blunder

0perat0r

"Password retrieval isn't even possible where login credentials are stored only as encrypted and salted hashes, so it's evident that in this case they weren't." On the basis that they know their own keys/salts:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/03/26/our_crypto_kind_of_sucks/

Researcher sets up illegal 420,000 node botnet for IPv4 internet map

0perat0r

BBC mangled version of this story

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-21875127