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The WiKID Blog

The WiKID Blog, musings on two-factor authentication, information security and some other stuff.

How can I restart the server without being asked for the passphrase?

The server can be started without a passphrase by creating a file called /etc/WiKID/security and entering "WAUTH_PASSPHRASE=passphrase" on the first line. This allows a restart without manual intervention.  If your passphrase has spaces, put it in single quotes:  "WAUTH_PASSPHRASE='pass phrase'

An Analysis of the Inevitable Analyses of the Gawker Password Breach

Here we go again.  Another attack results in a password file being posted on the Internet.  Queue the analysis of the password file.  State how users always choose the simplest passwords and cannot be trusted with their own security choices.  Of course, this is a great time for WiKID to note that two-factor authentication solves this problem. 

HTML5 software token tutorial & some comments

We've published a short-tutorial on how to install the WiKID HTML5 software token over on Howtoforge!  

PCI Version 2.0 and other things PCI

I haven't had time to fully review the PCI 2.0 changes, but luckily a lot of smart people have.  Storefrontbacktalk.com has a great review of the changes.  There is no mention of any change that affects the requirement for two-factor authentication

Georgia's Amendment 1

I'm breaking a rule here: blogging about politics. 

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