Tony Pizza At Saturday’s meeting Michael demonstrated getting a Perfect Paper Password with a bunch of random numbers.muniThis would be fine as long as you had the paper. What do you think of using an MD5 hash from one of the many hash sites?

Tony Pizza Also, what does it mean to crack the password? Doesn’t each possible solution have to be tried to see if it’s correct, and the bank or whatever site might lock the hacker out after a number of tries.

Sue Nethercott A chat I regularly visit uses Java, so I can’t get there with Chrome. The other day, I suddenly couldn’t get there with Firefox either, getting the message “This Chat Software requires Java”.

News Item:  San Francisco Transport System (Muni) was hacked by HDDCryptor (another Crypto virus). Hackers demanded $70,000 in bitcoin, but rather than pay Muni simply turned off the turnstiles, giving everyone free rides until they could regroup.

Craig Ladd  Posted an article that warned us to beware of Image Files spreading Ransomware on Facebook & LinkedIn

News Item:  Security contractors recently discovered preinstalled software in some Android phones that monitors where users go, whom they talk to and what they write in text messages.