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November 17, 2012, 5:40 PM

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Mat Honan / Wired:
Kill the Password: Why a String of Characters Can't Protect Us Anymore  —  You have a secret that can ruin your life.  —  It's not a well-kept secret, either.  Just a simple string of characters—maybe six of them if you're careless, 16 if you're cautious—that can reveal everything about you.
Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica:
Apple's stock price falls to lowest point in six months  —  While short-term challenges remain, analysts are bullish on Apple's long-term.  —  On Friday Apple's stock price closed at $527.68 per share, the lowest it's been in six months.  Since September, the company has lost about 25 percent …
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Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Microsoft begs Web devs not to make WebKit the new IE6  —  Internet Explorer 10 is a fast browser with good standards compliance, and the version of Internet Explorer 10 included with Windows Phone 8 is no exception, as it's almost identical to its desktop sibling.
iFixit:
Nexus 4 Teardown  —  The Nexus 4 landed in our inbox just in time for a Friday teardown-a-rama.  Questions that linger in our minds: Is it good as a phone?  No idea.  We dived right into the Nexus 4for science!  Will it blend?  We'll let Tom answer that one.  How repairable is it?
New York Post:
JFK worker busted in $1.9M iPad mini heist  —  He could star in “Dumbfellas.”  —  An airport worker has been accused of being the less-than-master-mind behind the theft of $1.9 million in iPad minis from JFK Airport, court papers revealed yesterday.  —  Federal agents were able …
Brendan Sinclair / GamesIndustry International:
Xbox Live Turns 10: Reflecting On An Online Revolution  —  We chat with members of the original Xbox team and Bungie in this special look back at the origins of a service that forever changed console gaming  —  Ten years ago today, Microsoft officially launched Xbox Live.
Dante D'Orazio / The Verge:
Into the vault: the operation to rescue Manhattan's drowned internet  —  Hurricane Sandy's storm surge flooded Verizon's downtown office, rendering miles of copper wiring useless  —  At Broad Street, near the tip of Lower Manhattan, the situation is far from normal.
Jeff Plungis / Bloomberg:
TSA Vendor Denies Faking Test of Body-Imaging Software  —  OSI Systems Inc. (OSIS)'s Rapiscan unit, one of two suppliers of body-scanning machines in U.S. airports, may have falsified tests of software intended to stop the machines from recording graphic images of travelers, a U.S. lawmaker said.

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