Wednesday, September 18, 2013

The Two Sides of Social Media

In the early days, people get the latest news from the radio, TV and newspapers. These were also the source of public opinion. The arrival of the Internet did not change that, i.e. until social media came and changed the rules.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Why using Mobile Phones to Reset Passwords is Unsafe

I do not agree that websites should recover passwords using mobile phones.  It only takes a few minutes to hijack your account using your mobile phone. They do not need to know your phone password or unlock pattern. All they have to do is transfer your SIM to another phone so they can receive your SMS messages. Allow me to demonstrate.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

The Problem with Passwords

I do not like passwords. It is a question of convenience versus security. It is a classic case of contradictions. Here is why.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Online Data Security for End Users

As an IT professional, some may find it amusing that I only started using my bank’s online services a few months back. Online banking allows you to monitor transactions, pay bills and make fund transfers, but a compromised account will also allow someone else to do that on your behalf. Since moving to the province, however, access to online services has become a necessity for me.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Honey They Shrunk the Computer!

I was helping my grade school son review for his computer quiz and the topic was about input and output devices. There was a section in the book that asks them to invent an input device and my son proudly said that he was the only one in class who has a new idea (a keymouse which is a mouse with keys so his hands don't have to move much when playing minecraft) while his classmates just copied what were in the previous pages. Proud daddy!