Tag: LinkedIn

Digital life after death

Most of us have more than one life. If this sounds strange, I’m referring of course to the digital life that more and more of us subscribe to every day. But when our time comes to an end, the question of what happens to our digital assets is an increasingly important question. Personally, I have my Twitter, […]

NFC business cards for SXSW attendees

SXSW starts today in Austin, Texas. What started as a local music conference and festival in my hometown has grown into a huge international event covering the latest music, film and interactive technology. To give you a flavour, check out the video at the end of this post. As one of the most rapidly growing […]

Forget privacy? Big Brother is watching you

Now I don’t want to be accused of fear mongering, but I recently came across a website that has an alarming amount of my personal data on file without me knowing. In fact, if you live in the US, it probably has most of yours too. I’m not averse to sharing my name; gender and […]

LinkedIn security breach: What’s your password?

Another major breach was announced in our social media world today. This time LinkedIn was the target and more than six million users are the potential victims. A Russian hacker claims the theft of 6,458,020 encrypted LinkedIn passwords and to prove it, posted the passwords on his website (thankfully without usernames). In addition, he asked […]

Yet another hack – passwords (and storing them) fail again

After the LinkedIn debacle, it’s depressing but not entirely surprising to see yet further reports of large-scale hacks, this time of Yahoo! losing 400,000 usernames and passwords to anonymous hackers. It seems amazing to us, working as we do in the security industry, that the passwords were stored in plaintext with absolutely no form of […]