I don't usually advocate for specific products, but I'm 100% on-board with this recommendation: Stop what you're doing, go get a ProtonMail account, and use it as the verification account for your online self! ProtonMail is much more secure than any other mail provider and is the ideal place for password resets and bank account statements. Best of all, it's free! Insecure … [Read more...] about Go Get a ProtonMail Account and Protect Your Online Life!
If there's one thing made abundantly clear by the frequent and continuing releases of web site passwords, it's that passwords just aren't going to work anymore. Even the best password tweaks (complexity, multi-factor, etc) can be hacked and leaked. It's time to make passwords a thing of the past and switch to authentication systems like SAML coupled with hardened and … [Read more...] about It’s Time To Move Beyond Passwords (Especially On Web Sites)
I had a little bit of a learning experience this week regarding NFS exports and Mac OS X that I thought would be interesting to share with my readers. It's part "simple tip" and part "facepalm." Read on! TL;DR: NFS works (insecurely) if you use all_squash and set anonuid and anongid to match your UNIX user ID The Setup: What I Wanted to Do I have an old Iomega ix4-200d … [Read more...] about Using NFS to Share Data Between UNIX and Mac OS X
Edward Snowden, NSA whistleblower, appeared at TED2014 via telepresence. His video, embedded below, must be watched. You may think he's a hero or you may think he's a villain, but he's unequivocally right about one thing: We must protect the integrity of the Internet and online communications or we risk disrupting the world economy and all of our lives. Most people feel … [Read more...] about Edward Snowden Is Right: We Must Protect The Internet
I am a heavy (and paying) user of Dropbox, using it both for business and personal storage and synchronization. Although I find the service incredibly useful, Dropbox is far from perfect, especially for business users. So I thought I would take a few moments to talk about what I'd like to see Dropbox improve. The Ultimate Honeypot I often wonder why Dropbox hasn't yet had … [Read more...] about What’s (Still) Wrong With Dropbox For Business