Tag Archives: security

How to circumvent the flaw in Google Authenticator

I recently became aware of ‘two-factor authentication‘ (2FA). This is a means by which one can add another level of protection to online accounts. There are several apps that provide this service: I opted for the Google Authenticator (GA), as … Continue reading

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I cannot teach him; the boy has no patience

This post is mainly for my brother, ‘Big M’. Its aim is to highlight a post I wrote in 2007, one about using pattern recognition to remember credit card personal identification numbers, a subject that came up in our meeting … Continue reading

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Have I been pwned?

‘Pwned‘, in case you’re not aware, is a ‘leetspeak’ slang term derived from the verb ‘own’, as meaning to appropriate or to conquer to gain ownership. The term implies domination or humiliation of a rival, and is used primarily in … Continue reading

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Join the #ForwardOnClimate Rally on 17Feb2013

From the video above, Bill McKibben, commenting on the fact that half of the North polar ice cap is ‘missing’ as a direct result of our fossoil addiction: We have taken one of the Earth’s great physical features — and … Continue reading

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Passwords – how secure is my password?

[update 09Feb2014] Kudos to howsecureismypassword.net — I’ve just revisited their site, to discover that their home page now bears the disclaimer (and useful advice): This site could be stealing your password… it’s not, but it easily could be. Be careful … Continue reading

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Time to wake up

Bill Mahler makes a lot of good (and highly amusing!) points in this clip. But one thing that he (understandably) gets wrong is assuming that ‘BP’ still stands for ‘British Petroleum’; it doesn’t. BP is now ‘just’ ‘BP’ – it’s a … Continue reading

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Jeju. An island of world peace, preparing for war.

I find it incredible how few things that really matter are even mentioned once in the tediously repetitive mass media ‘news’ reporting. Here’s one such item — about Jeju Island — reported on by Naom Chomsky, emeritus professor of linguistics … Continue reading

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Earth Overshoot Day: 27 September 2011 (today)

Today is Earth Overshoot Day. As of now, humanity is in ecological overdraft for the year, according to Global Footprint Network. In approximately nine months, we have already demanded a level of ecological services equivalent to what the planet can … Continue reading

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Are you for mandatory emissions reporting in the UK?

Shamelessly copy-pasted from an email I’ve just received: Last May, inspired by 10:10, David Cameron and Chris Huhne pledged to cut central government carbon emissions by 10% in twelve months. The results were announced today: a 100,000 tonne decrease in … Continue reading

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The priceless hypocrisy of Marcus Brigstocke

BEGIN transcript of the words of Marcus Brigstocke from the above (these aren’t my words — I wish they were!): Apparently, global warming is a liberal conspiracy. Erm, you know, because of all the stuff that we have to gain … Continue reading

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