Today is another slow day as we come out of the holiday weekend. Two security related stories lead the day. As reported by TechCrunch, the security group Hacking Team was hacked. This is not entirely surprising given their high profile in the security space, and no company is perfect. This leads us into a nice… Read More Geek Reading July 7, 2015
Yesterday, Visa announced a more aggressive rollout of its Checkout product. Given that most people do not know what it is, more aggressive sounds like a good idea. Data news was popular as well. Netflix released RAD, its outlier detection tooling. Flowing Data shares a great graphic aboud the impact of vaccines throughout history. Lastly,… Read More Geek Reading February 20, 2015
This is a guest post from Josh Mackey. Josh Mackey is the GM Product at PeekYou. What would happen if at a school’s talent show some parents stood up and started heckling the child playing the piano or dancing in front of them? “You’re awful!” or “You call yourself a dancer?” For one thing, it… Read More Is The Username Dying?
It was with much interest that I read the post on the GMail blog regarding choosing smart passwords. This was written as a response of sorts to the news that passwords from Hotmail, GMail and other email services were compromised by a phishing attack. Now, GMail needs to post a response like this, but the… Read More Consumers Will Never Be Truly Secure On The Web
Late last week, it was found that Twitter had implemented some new security methods. Twitter had been talking about OAuth support for some time, so this was not an unexpected development. However, with many blog posts, sometimes the conversation around it gets interesting. On FriendFeed, there was a comment from Frode Stenstrom that triggered some… Read More Can OpenID and OAuth Lead Us To Manageable Security?