Blog entries

Top 100: Passwords 2021-02-07

In late 2017, Scott Linux published the breachcompilation.txt on Github, a comprehensive word list that comprises about 1.4 billion passwords from all over the world. In this post, I illustrate a brief analysis of the compilation, using a variety of bash and python commands to handle the relatively large amount of text data.

Everything is 1, except for 0 2021-06-21

Since childhood I have been told that computers understand nothing but ones and zeros. If this is true, how is it possible that computers can deal with text, sound, and image data? This blog post is intended to address the question of how ones and zeros accumulate to something that we consider meaningful data.