Tagged: security

Why blame your phone manufacturer when Google will do? 0

Why blame your phone manufacturer when Google will do?

There’s been a bunch of buzz lately about a vulnerability in versions of Android prior to 4.4 (KitKat). Google has advised that it doesn’t plan to issue any fixes for these older versions. Unsurprisingly, this has invited a lot of...

You have to take responsibility for your own personal security 1

You have to take responsibility for your own personal security

Friends, let’s have a little chat. Most of you have probably already heard about the iCloud compromise that sent hundreds of nude¬†pictures of female celebrities racing across the Internet (including a few less-than-legal ones snapped before they turned 18). As...

Why I Hate Registration (And You Should Too) 2

Why I Hate Registration (And You Should Too)

Every time a website wants me to register a new account, I reflexively tense up and feel my blood pressure rising. Sure, it’s inconvenient, but that’s not why I do it. I do it because using your own registration system...

Some Thoughts on Facebook, Security, and Privacy 1

Some Thoughts on Facebook, Security, and Privacy

There’s been quite a firestorm about Facebook and its issues with protecting user privacy. In particular, Facebook has been changing their Terms of Service (ToS) to just about let them do anything with any and all data you provide. I...