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Ask Slashdot: How To Keep Students' Passwords Secure?

darkestsoul LastPass (191 comments)

This scenario sounds like something a password manager can easily solve, especially something like LastPass Enterprise which has a Preloaded Password Vault and Policy configuration. While you can debate the security of having all your eggs in one basket (master password), the convenience from an administration perspective should outweigh whatever "sensitive" data is at stake to be compromised (homework, research resources), at least at the primary/secondary school level. Of course, if the roll-out has already begun then I would recommend your son install whatever password manager he prefers and choose a "secure" master password and lock his laptop/iPad when he isn't looking at it.

about a month ago
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Oracle CEO Larry Ellison Steps Down

darkestsoul Re:more evil things to do elsewhere? (142 comments)

Apparently he owns a small collection of planes and has a pilot's license. If the history of the rich and famous is any guide, he is most likely to go missing while flying himself to one of his summer residences.

about a month ago
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Microsoft Backs Open Source For the Internet of Things

darkestsoul Re: IT'S A TRAP! (136 comments)

Like in the deal.

about 4 months ago
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Comcast Converting 50,000 Houston Home Routers Into Public WiFi Hotspots

darkestsoul Re:Liability (474 comments)

You also have issues of protection. You have people using their PC inside your local network (That is why I use a non-wireless cable modem and use my own Wi-Fi router) So I can control who does and doesn't have access inside my personal network.

From the article: "Comcast says the hotspot – which appears as “xfinitywifi” to those searching for a Wi-Fi connection – is completely separate from the home network. Someone accessing the Net through the hotspot can’t get to the computers, printers, mobile devices, streaming boxes and more sitting on the host network."

about 4 months ago
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Blizzard To Sell Level 90 WoW Characters For $60

darkestsoul Re:Wut? (253 comments)

Agreed. The best part of the game for me was starting out at Camp Narache and questing my way to Thunder Bluff!

about 8 months ago
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Windows 8 Metro: The Good Kind of Market Segmentation?

darkestsoul Winkey+D (389 comments)

... and get off my lawn.

about 8 months ago

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