Sunday, October 31, 2021

Clearing some mis-conceptions about SimplePass

Clearing some mis-conceptions about SimplePass

1) SimplePass can be bruteforced.

Answer: Yes

Every offline application can be brute-forced like Word/Excel documents or zip files.


2) SimplePass is sloooow!

Answer: Yes, but for a good reason!

        If the current industry-standard SHA-256 algorithm was used and if you had a 6 digit number as SimplePass password, on my laptop, the password database can be brute-forced in 6 seconds on average. 

        But SimplePass uses a way more complex algorithm compared to SHA-256. In the above scenario of 6 digit number being brute-forced, it takes anywhere from 1 - 11 days on average (depending on various factors). The algorithm is complex. The complexity of the algorithm varies depending upon the speed of your machine. The benchmarking happens when you use SimplePass for the first time. The benchmarking result determines the complexity of the algorithm. So, the strength of the algorithm might not be the same for every machine. The strength of the algorithm adapts to the speed of your machine determined when benchmarking for the first time.

        SimplePass is slightly slow for a reason. I am a developer, I had to make a decision between a fast but easily cracked security mechanism vs a little slower (1 - 2 seconds response time, not too bad) but harder to crack security mechanism. I believe that applications should be secure by default. So, I opted for the complex algorithm at the expense of a slightly seemingly slower application.   


3) Why aren't there recent updates for SimplePass? What happened to the roadmap?

       Due to certain reasons, I had to pivot to some other projects. SimplePass is not dead, all the features mentioned in the roadmap would be implemented. Due to certain reasons that I can't mention here, I had to prioritize some other projects. This decision was made sometime during the end of the first week of August. But ALight Technology And Services Limited would always stay committed to building products for the use of every netizen and some if not all of the products would always remain free and complete privacy-focused. For example, SimplePass does not even ask for your email address, no email campaigns/mailing lists. You can use SimplePass without even giving your email. If server-based features are added, things might get slightly different but still user privacy and security would be prioritized.


Clearing some mis-conceptions about SimplePass

Sunday, October 24, 2021

Social events this week

Social events this week


I will be attending the "Social and business networking event at Eight Members Club" on 

Monday, 25 October 2021 from 19:00 to 23:30 at:

Eight Members Club Moorgate

1 Dysart Street

London EC2A 2BX

United Kingdom


Social events this week

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Member of IET

Member of IET


   My membership for MIET - Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology has been approved by IET - The Institution of Engineering and Technology.


Membership Number: 1100983524


I have been waiting for this positive news for the past few weeks. Updated my LinkedIn profile also.


Member of IET

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

ALight Technology And Services Limited first online seminar!

ALight Technology And Services Limited first online seminar!


ALight Technology And Services Limited is doing it's first online webinar on the topic of Online Security. The eventbrite registration link is at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/online-security-tickets-190656738437


Considering that this is the first webinar, I am limiting the number of participants to 10. And it's a free event, please feel free to sign-up and join the webinar.


Update: Cancelling, because I am pausing business related activities!


ALight Technology And Services Limited first online seminar!

Saturday, October 9, 2021

Business events between 10/10/2021 - 24/10/2021

Business events between 10/10/2021 - 24/10/2021


Business networking events that I would be attending in the next 2 weeks:


Title: The legendary Turbo Connector with elevator pitches

Date: October 12th

Time: 19:00 - 23:00

Update: Didn't stay for long!


Title: London Connector social and business networking event at Eight Members Club

Date: October 18th

Time: 19:00 - 23:30

Update: Won't stay long, I would stay there until 20:00 / 20:30.

Update: Did not attend, because I am pausing business-related activities!


Title: Cyber Leaders Networking Reception

Date: October 18th

Time: 14:00 - 16:00

For some reason, I got declined. No reason was specified. The reason: full capacity has been reached. But I purchased the tickets a long time ago.


Business events between 10/10/2021 - 24/10/2021

Monday, October 4, 2021

Lot of cyber security and professional membership activities!

Lot of cyber security and professional membership activities!


The past few days, I have been quite busy! Working throughout the day since jumping out of bed until partying in the evening. Two great reasons to feel excited about the day ahead when waking up in the morning!

Recently, ALight Technology And Services Limited has obtained Cyber Essentials certification. Now, thinking of getting Cyber Essentials Plus in the next few months (2 - 3).

ALight Technology And Services Limited is part of BCS - The chartered institute for IT.

Similarly working on membership with IET (The Institute of Engineering And Technology) and ICO (Information Commissioner's Office).


Details:

Cyber Essentials: IASME-CE-027447

BCS Membership Id: 995095681

IET Membership Id: 1100983524 (Pending Approval)

ICO - Pending Approval


Lot of cyber security and professional membership activities!

WebVeta has been accepted into Athena.vc, actual details not finalized yet!

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