Are you using the same password for everything? You probably are, aren’t you? “That’s okay,” you’re thinking, “It’s a really, really hard password. Nobody will ever get it.” Not so fast, fish-breath. A recent post on the Twitter Status blog details a new way that some crafty crackers are stealing passwords. It basically works like… Read more »
Posts Tagged: security
Well, it’s finally happened. After over a decade of using the Internet for 10+ hours/day, someone has attempted to steal my identity. I went to my Washington Mutual online checking account to review my balance this morning and discovered a dozen charges that were most certainly not made by me (or my wife). Someone using… Read more »
I have a friend who has a ridiculously simple password that he uses for almost everything. Now, I’m not going to get into all the many reasons that this is a bad idea. You already know that you shouldn’t use the same password for everything, right? And that you shouldn’t use something really easy to… Read more »
For years now I’ve subscribed to Mark Hurst‘s Good Experience newsletter. This week he wrote A Warning Sign on the Way to Digital Utopia, which should be required reading for anyone that owns a computer. Less than twelve hours ago I sadly had to repeat a conversation I’ve had dozens — if not hundreds —… Read more »
If you’re getting that annoying message telling you that your copy of AVG Anti-Virus is about to expire, you can get the new version here.
My girlfriend and I had dinner last night at The Rainbow Room and then went to see The Perfect Victim play at the Whisky A Go Go on Sunset Blvd. We didn’t know it in advance, but the Whisky was hosting a “launch party” for a new concert review web site, TheConcertGoer.com, so there were… Read more »
Once again I found myself in trouble at the Los Angeles International Airport, and once again it was (arguably) my own damn fault. Last Thursday I flew Southwest to Providence, Rhode Island to testify in court on behalf of my dad, who was in the midst of a textbook “frivolous lawsuit”. I detest being late… Read more »
I happen to be one of the (apparently very few) people in this country that has not only read the Constitution of the United States, but also understands it and — by gosh! — thinks it’s a pretty good way to run a country. So I tend to get really, really upset when presented with… Read more »
How’s this for retarded? I recently moved. Yesterday I went to Washington Mutual’s website to change my address for my checking account. Today I realized that I am out of checks. That’s okay. I can order checks on-line and they get delivered in like three days. But when I went to the website to order… Read more »
I can’t remember where I found this one, but Checking Out the Checkpoints – The curious irrationality of airport security is a great editorial.