Turnabout is Fair Play

In what is being billed as a free speech case, a girl from Minnesota wins a $70,000 settlement over her treatment at the hands of school administrators who made her tell them her Facebook password. Let’s take a look at what happened: A 6th grader writes on her facebook page that she ‘hates’ a school […]

So It’s Okay Then?

We pounced on the link as soon as we saw the headline: Admit it, You Don’t Care About Digital Privacy. By now, it’s almost intuitive that most people really don’t care that much about their privacy online. It’s not that they want someone snooping on them or knowing everything about them, but privacy is hard […]

Creating Strong Passwords with Sticky Password

Today we’ll take a look at how to generate strong passwords using our password generator.  Always keep in mind that your passwords are the first line of defense against cyber criminals. Let’s summarize some best practices for strong and smart passwords. -          Use a unique password for each of your accounts -          Use a combination […]

The Π of passwords

Last Friday was Pi Day (3/14). Our niece was part of a school contest to see who could remember Pi out to the most digits. (We’re guessing that this is not an exciting spectator sport.) Even though she remembered it out to the 111th digit(!), she didn’t win. Not by a long shot. The winner […]

Australian Govt Saying No To Privacy

The Australian Attorney-General’s office is pushing forward a new bill that would force individuals and service providers to decode any data intercepted them. In effect, suspects would be legally forced to incriminate themselves. Internet and other providers would be legally forced to reveal encrypted data their clients had thought was secure. And just as important, […]

Sticky Password for Android

Download and Install the Sticky Password app via Google Play and tap the Sticky Password icon. The First Run Wizard will start and you can create a new synchronization account (we call it your StickyAccount) OR you can connect to an existing account. After setting up your account you will be able to synchronize all […]

The Cognitive Dissonance of Online Security

Ever wonder about cognitive dissonance? You know, that confused moment as a child when you came across mommy kissing Santa Claus. (You had about a split second to decide whether to cry, or to tell on mom, or see if you could use the info to your advantage to wangle more loot from old St. […]

Facebook Isn’t Vegas

Bosses and government types who demand passwords to see what employees are saying about them just don’t understand Facebook. Here’s a great example of how it really works. Gulliver Preparatory School in Florida didn’t need passwords to find out what a former employee’s daughter (and former student Dana Snay) said about them in a FB […]

Yahoo Says Customers Must Use Yahoo IDs

In an effort to retain customers, Yahoo is changing their policy on allowing their customers to use 3rd party sign-in credentials on Yahoo properties. Yahoo will begin forcing users of their popular online services to use a Yahoo ID instead of their Facebook or Google credentials. For many this will mean having to create a […]

Roadmap to Success?

  Advisor: Congratulations, Sam, you’ve earned year degree. Sam (sniffling): Thanks, but I just don’t know what I’m going to do next. Advisor (pointing to the poster): The world is your oyster. Just look at these great options.   Cute, but is it a roadmap to success? Remember Frank Abagnale He was the con artist […]