Employers are rightfully paranoid about corporate secrets being compromised by bad actors. Some of the worst data breaches were caused by employees. Employees, however, should be equally paranoid about their personal secrets being compromised for the same reasons. If corporate secrets can be leaked due to a colleague's mistake or malfeasance, so can your personal data entrusted to your employer.
The passwords are no longer a necessity. Let’s find a good alternative.
Passwords are the scourge of Internet security. They are easy to forget, they are too many of them, and they are relatively easy to steal or guess.
Returning security back to the user
I am not a fan of apps encouraging users to sign up using their social network credentials. The other popular alternative is creating individual accounts on each service, but it has its own pitfalls. There are emerging techniques like password-less authenticators that help simplify and secure the process. This post reviews some of them.
Quick guide to Internet privacy for families
Over the weekend we activated an iPhone for our teenager. I decided to put this guide together for other families who might be less technologically inclined. Picking the right device iPhones and iOS ecosystem are fundamentally more secure and private than Android. Apple doesn’t make money from tracking people. Google does. There is no shame … Continue reading Quick guide to Internet privacy for families