Kategoriarkiv: Security

About those “100s are reading your Gmail” articles

So, Wall Street Journal has published a story about hundreds of people reading your email on Gmail. The article is being a paywall, but other publications have been kind enough to reproduce the important bits, like BoingBoing and others. The important … Læs resten

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Really? Still?

This is 2018 and we still get password requirements like this? (seen on brobizz.com) There are two rules for a good password: It should be long and it should be easy to remember. The secret third rule is of course, … Læs resten

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Password requirements

There are still many people who get this wrong, so let us say it one more time: If you haven’t gotten the memo, passwords with funny characters are not inherently safer than those without. As XKCD has pointed out, the password … Læs resten

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Surveillance and vanity

A new California pilot program will let drivers replace their metal license plates with e-ink versions that will eliminate the need to use stickers to prove that you’ve renewed your tags, allow you to display arbitrary vanity messages when the … Læs resten

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Virtual Assistant Dark Patterns and Amazon’s Alexa

It is probably unfair to go after Amazon and their Alexa, but this time it was them. Amazon confirms that Alexa, their Virtual Assistant, was triggered by the sounds in the home to start listening, parsed the following information to … Læs resten

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How China and the West are different

In China facial recognition and ML is used to track criminals, dissidents and built a giant database of who interacts with who. In the West facial recognition and ML is used to track celebrities at the a royal wedding, so … Læs resten

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Why GDPR?

The GDPR is like a ballistic missile headed for the adtech sector. It might well work as intended but collateral damage is certain. Nonetheless I see the GDPR as an important political work towards securing our right to privacy. And … Læs resten

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Webudvikling

Alle der programmerer til web lærer hurtigt hvad det betyder at noget er idempotent. Det gælder al form for udvikling, men med webudvikling kommer det bare hurtigt i spil. For eksempel skal en bruger der dobbelt-klikker på en knap ikke … Læs resten

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Databeskyttelsesloven, igen

Da jeg skrev om den nye databeskyttelseslov tænkte jeg det mest i forbindelse med mine regler nr. 2 (alt hvad der kan sammenkøres, vil blive sammenkørt) og 4 (alt hvad der er registreret vil forblive registreret). Det var vist også … Læs resten

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Facebook alternativ

In many ways, Facebook is like the Exxon of our time — an indispensable tool that everyone despises — Exxon, maybe Comcast, and now Facebook; there’s not a lot of brands like that. […] After enough oil spills, we started … Læs resten

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