Remember the silly passwords web security pundits have been worrying about for years? The ones people have finally abandoned? Yeah, let’s talk about that.
“Password” is no longer the most popular password. According to industry heavyweight SplashData, it’s the second most popular password, having been bumped by the 6-digit ironclad option of “123456″ in the last year.
In other words, feeble passwords still rule the roost.
The data is sourced from the infamous Adobe breach, and reveals some fantastic entries. Here are the top 10:
Did you forget your LinkedIn password?
Perhaps you’ll find it among the 4.7 million user passwords that were leaked from LinkedIn, printed, bound and placed in an art display at a university in Germany.
Some call it art. Some call it invasion of privacy. Others call it stupid.
Whenever someone comes onto your church’s website, I hope that you are collecting analtyics. But for those that do not know, so much of your user information is being collected with Internet cookies. But now with the new hype of electronic fingerprint access into everyday devices like your phone and laptop, instantly the issue of privacy becomes a problem. And let’s be clear, Apple does not have to store your data for the NSA to get, they only need to look at the cookies that tie into your device.
[This is part four of The Tech Battle for Your Teen's Heart series. Be sure read parts two and three!]
Even with the parental control tools available to protect your kids online, it can still seem like a battle to get those tools in place. If these are in place from the time your teens start using technology, then it is much easier. However, it is more likely the case that they are already online and will be opposed to you adding any new boundaries to their use of the internet. This is tough, but there are ways to do it. The key is to find and create teachable moments.
[This is part three of The Tech Battle for Your Teen's Heart series. Be sure read part two.]
New technology, websites, apps, and gadgets are released every day where undiscerning teens might get themselves into trouble. In recognition that it often seems like an endless battle to stay current with the technology that your teens are probably using, here are some of the most effective ways to set up parental controls for your family.
It’s rare when something brings me so much simple child-like joy but this morning I saw something that was just amazing!
I don’t know if this is a case of hacking, disgruntled employee tinkering, some sort of weird strategy on Vogue’s behalf or just one epically glorious Easter Egg – either way the irony is rife!
You don’t need to wear tin-foil hats to understand the importance of Internet privacy, but you may want to take a few minutes to watch this video. It’s clear and to the point.
Here’s everything you should know about NSA surveillance:
My undergraduate degree was in Computer Engineering which meant that by my senior year, spending the night in a computer lab of compiling code, testing the execution, and debugging the program was a common occurrence. I loved spending that time in the lab as I have fond memories of finding solutions to complex problems and eventually creating a final program that has a very specific use.
One of my most favorite memories is when I unintentionally knocked out the power of the whole university building.
You’ve seen Internet privacy and just how much the Internet knows about you and it’s a little troubling.
So what can you do about it?
Other than wear a tin foil hat of course, you can follow these nine tips for keeping your Internet usage private: