Tag Archives: Security

CISPA: AN ALTERNATE FUTURE WHERE YOUR PRIVACY NO LONGER EXISTS


You really REALLY need to read this!

CISPA: An Alternate Future Where Your Personal Privacy No Longer Exists.

Hacked!


This has happened to three people I know in the past two weeks.  Read the article.  It’s long.  Read it anyway.  If you don’t, then don’t whine when it happens to you.  It’s your own fault.

As email, documents, and almost every aspect of our professional and personal lives moves onto the “cloud”—remote servers we rely on to store, guard, and make available all of our data whenever and from wherever we want them, all the time and into eternity—a brush with disaster reminds the author and his wife just how vulnerable those data can be. A trip to the inner fortress of Gmail, where Google developers recovered six years’ worth of hacked and deleted e‑mail, provides specific advice on protecting and backing up data now—and gives a picture both consoling and unsettling of the vulnerabilities we can all expect to face in the future.

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2011/11/hacked/8673/1/?single_page=true

The Stupid Things You Do Online (and How to Fix Them)


The internet can bring you a lot of joy, but it can also turn into a world of pain the moment you make one stupid mistake. Perhaps you’ve been feeding the trolls, using “password” as your password, or selling your soul for access to a “free” web app. Your dumb mistakes can come back to bite you in the ass if you aren’t careful. Here’s how you can save yourself from yourself online. Read more…