12. March 2016
was first patented in 1984 and it has evolved over the years from using
credit card size devices that generated ID numbers to using one's
mobile phone. It is a system that helps protect your privacy. Facebook users can enable two-factor authentication system
to generate a random password in order to login using a new device.
This system helps prevent unauthorized access because it requires a code
generated by a device which "should" be in the hands of its owner.
Let's see what the future holds for protecting our privacy.
11. March 2016
shared his evolving thoughts about open source software, a.k.a. free
software that is development and maintained by a community of passionate
individuals, in Reddit AMA.
great to see how his thoughts have changed over the years on open
source software as it has been beneficial to many individuals and
organizations. With Bill Gates having a more compassionate view of
software development, one must wonder what is next in the IT industry.
10. March 2016
Let's take a moment to remember, Ray Tomlinson
, who made a major contribution to the internet with his work on developing e-mail communication. Thank you, Mr. Ray Tomlinson.
6. March 2016
Once in a while you come across a website that takes you back to the
early days of the "world wide web", now referred to as the "net" and
other monikers. Plantea.com
is one of those websites that have clip art from the 1990's to the
Google search widget plugin that completes that feel of past to present
day tech trends. The only thing missing are the social media buttons,
such as Facebook and Twitter, to share the site with others.
Visit the site's information page
to learn more about the author, then visit her blog
to learn more about her. It contains the social media buttons and other apps used to share information.
4. March 2016
an information security firm, setup honeypots to determine the most
common passwords and usernames used to access remote computers via
Remote Desktop Protocol by unauthorized users. Their analysis revealed some interesting results, and it is worth spending a few minutes reading their report. You can also read the article
by Melanie Pinola
which contains an excellent summary of it.
3. March 2016
I remember learning BASIC programming in high school, then Visual Basic in college and others over the years from Python to C#. Now, we have Emojicode.
is always great to see a new programming language for us to learn. This
one is unique and has its advantages, such as fast run time and small
size of 100 kilobytes. Plus, it uses Emojis to for organizing the
Download the SDK at GitHub and read more from Gabriela Motroc.
1. March 2016
I will share information about making better decisions with student loans from time to time in my blog. Here is an interesting article
that discusses financial strategies for those with student loans.
28. February 2016
Learn more about mouse jack vulnerabilities from CNet.
27. February 2016
Mozilla, the organization behind the Firefox browser, has a great video that explains encryption and how we use it everyday from browsing the web to using our credit cards.
11. February 2016
predicted gravitational waves as part of his general theory of
relativity in 1916. Now almost a century later, scientists at the Laser Interferometer Gravity-Wave Observatory (LIGO) have successfully detected them.
Congratulations to the LIGO scientists for this accomplishment!