Privacy and Security
So I have been thinking about privacy and security online. Some of the things I do and tips include:
1 - Change passwords often. This is a pain so I use a game of incorporating the date into the new password. Helps my fading memory.
2 - Invent a fake birthday. I do this so when the security question comes up, I know but it is not my real birthday (so it means my mom will have difficulty stealing my passwords)
3 - I try to take care in public places but unfortunately, I do still use public networks. It is now a way of life.
4 - I still use Blackberry - the best device security still.
5 - Do not use the same password on multiple sites. This one is tough since there are so many sites and limited memory. One trick is to change it a bit based on the site. But even this will be broken over time.
6 - For important stuff, I use a cryptocard but this require synchronization with the site. So it works with things like eTrade.
News from some of the companies:
Thrive Metrics has a new website and a new CEO.
Primal Fusion has a new website
And some thought provoking stuff:
Daniel Pink's Ted talk
Denise Marek's blog on equality.
And the blog of a young blogger book reviewer who wants some teen readers.
And a picture of my favourite granddaughter: