Tag Archive: security

Nov 10 2013

MyBells – A Smart Doorbell Solution

Edit 10/08/2014: I am withdrawing any sort of moral support for this project and specifically Aron Czigler and Kristina Odegova for the lack of communication to backers. I phoned Kristina (+7 926 086 9425 and k.odegova@mybells.net as found on Syracuse)  on 14/07/2014 to discuss the way forward and she advised that MyBells are still waiting to …

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Aug 27 2013

Scheduled Tasks and Windows Account Lock Outs

Just sharing a rather frustrating experience of mine from the last few days. As is the case with many large companies, the fleet of computers is managed via Active Directory and one or more domains. Users main interaction with AD would be in the form of authentication with a username and password but also for …

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May 19 2013

A Safer Way to Save Your Wi-Fi Passwords

The problem with Wi-Fi networks these days is that while you can control the password used on your own networks you can’t do the same for other Wi-Fi networks that are not under your control. This can make keeping track of passwords difficult particularly if you choose not to have your operating system remember them, …

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Feb 11 2013

Wi-Fi Done Right @ The Peninsula Hotel, Bangkok

In the past, I have written about the woes of international travel when it comes to keeping connected online with many hotels choosing to slug guests heavily for Wi-Fi in rooms with little or no coverage in common areas of the hotel. Yes, I can hear some of you crying that being on holiday should …

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Dec 25 2012

LastPass Sentry – Even More Password Protection

While this is a couple of months old I thought I would share this anyway as I thought this was a really neat feature. If you use LastPass as your password manager across your browsers you can execute a check of your account credentials through use of the LastPass Security Challenge. It will scan all …

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Nov 12 2012

Hide Password Keystrokes Under Windows RT

Another quick tip Windows RT tip. If you’re in close quarters such as on a train and you’re trying to type in a password on your Windows RT tablet using the onscreen keyboard then you might be worried about others having a peek. There’s a great feature in Windows RT that can help you out. Just before …

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Jul 17 2012

Beware the Temptation of Mobile App PINs

We’d like to think the banks and other financial institutions are on the ball when it comes to account security but there are some glaring cases when this isn’t the case. For example, some banks restrict not just the types of characters you can use for a password but sometimes their maximum and/or minimum length. …

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Apr 19 2012

Beware of NTFS USB Drives and Encrypted Files

Perhaps an edge case for a lot of people out there but perhaps something worth considering if you have formatted your USB stick with NTFS rather than FAT or FAT32 or you use portable hard drives formatted with NTFS. Some corporations will enforce the use of folder encryption on your computer (rather than whole disk …

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Mar 24 2012

BitLocker Drive Encryption and Mac OS X

Earlier in the week, a colleague of mine had his work laptop upgraded to Windows 7 from Windows XP. To many of us this would seem to be a welcome change but for some this could actually be a complication. As part of the changeover, “BitLocker to Go” drive encryption is enforced on USB drives as …

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Mar 10 2012

Demysti-Fi Wi-Fi

  Wi-Fi has been one of those conveniences that has been around for a little while now but with an increasing number of Wi-Fi standards you could be forgiven for not understanding some of the key differences (including speed and connection requirements) between them all. Currently, we have four Wi-Fi standards with another one on …

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