Preveil is relatively new; and takes a number of interesting whacks at conventional thinking about security and privacy. Apps available on Android, IOS, Windows, Mac. Look for the security features on https://www.preveil.com/preveil-security/ . A few immediate reflections: No passwords. Wha? Once you set up the application, you just use it. Since there are no passwords (convenient=good), […]
This popped up in my gmail today, that it’s possible to add certain levels of confidential handling including expiration (message to be deleted after some period of time you choose) password (send by SMS text) protected messages and other features – Below is what I could see in the pop-up window describing these features. The […]
“All software is defective — Joe Bentfield”. It is still surprising to see Gmail’s position: it’s up to the user – that’s YOU – to understand who is reading your mail.
This week Google / Chrome have marked all HTTP sites as insecure. https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/02/08/google_chrome_http_shame/ https://thehackernews.com/2018/07/google-chrome-not-secure.html If you look at present day politics you might think public shaming is no longer an effective tactic, but hey. The downside is that if you have not turned on your HTTPS with a site encryption certificate, and the Chrome alert […]
http://money.cnn.com/2017/06/23/technology/business/google-ad-scanning-email-stop/index.html Is this good news? Or is it just an indication that google and everyone else already has enough information about everything you do (in Google+, Hangouts, YouTube, Drive, Sites, Translate, Voice, ..) that they no longer need to sift through your email? The following is extracted from the article: ===================================== A major change is […]
Never give out your real email address again when you sign up for a service. Each signup can be given its own unique email address. Stop receiving the annoying follow up emails and advertisements (can’t find where to stop it, can you?), with one click. This is the email equivalent of Hushedphone. If […]
Okay, so you want to keep your personal information private. So tell me, do you still use an easily guessed password? Like “password2”, or “IForgot9”? You already know this, so what you need is the reminder, pick a better password. There are many millions of accounts that have already been compromised. https://www.hackread.com/gmail-yahoo-for-sale-on-dark-web/ Say instead of […]