HeartBleed Bug Explained

xkcd: heartbleed explanation

Have to admit, I didn’t fully understand exactly how Heartbleed was affecting OpenSSL until xkcd explained it. Nailed it. Key takeaways You need to update your passwords Some very high-profile sites were compromised, like Yahoo! and Tumblr, Dropbox, and several others. Some accounts are higher risk than others, but if your Yahoo email unlocks your […]

Internet Password Security Tips

Internet password security usually takes a back seat to memorability. Based on anecdotal evidence, passwords are based on something that is easy to remember, and usually contains a bit of personal information (birthday, phone number, names of family members). And then that password gets used over and over again. Most people, aren’t at much of […]