For those who have never seen the term Heartbleed before, it is not the latest medical scare to follow SARS, Ebola and Bird-flu. In fact, its nothing medical at all. For those with an eye on the technology news, you may have seen all kinds of mis-reporting and scare stories.
So what is Heartbleed and what can you do to survive it?
First of all, the Heartbleed SSL vulnerability is a computer security crack – and NOT a virus.
Heartbleed is a vulnerability in web-servers running the authentication software OpenSSL. This is the non-proprietary version of Secure Sockets Layer, the open source implementation of SSL and TLS, the protocols used for secure connections – look for web addresses beginning https://, not http://. Continue reading
At work, we have been discussing protection of Intellectual Property this week… How to keep valuable content within a small network of supposedly ‘trusted’ users. Much of it is in publications we sell as PDF’s.
The utility value of PDF’s is that you can read them anywhere on anything; but while there are measures you can take to protect content, anyone determined enough will find a way to grab and re-distribute that content. There is no such thing as totally protected content…
So how much effort do you put in and how difficult can you make it for the determined ‘PDF magpie’?
If you want to go through the issues with PDF’s, read on, but the short answer is passworded PDF’s are only partly secure and inconvenient, restricted PDF’s can be circumvented and there’s nothing you can do about someone screen-shotting the pages and saving the graphics.
So what are the vulnerabilities?
How-to, or in this case, how-not-to: ten ways trainers and speakers go wrong…
“Lightbeam is a Firefox add-on that uses interactive visualizations to show you the first and third party sites you interact with on the Web. As you browse, Lightbeam reveals the full depth of the Web today, including parts that are not transparent to the average user.”
Mozilla’s free Lightbeam add-on for the Firefox broswer shows who’s tracking your on-line movements.
On the one hand, Mozilla says the browser add-on will be ‘a step forward in the fight for greater openness across the internet’; on the other, Mozilla is itself tracking you with low level information, under a disturbingly broad Terms of Service.
In the sales world, AIDA stands for Attention, Interest, Desire and Action. The advertiser needs to grab the customer’s attention, hold interest, spark desire and spur action, in order to secure a sale [it's not so different from dating…].
And you should do the same when packaging and marketing your product – you – to the world.
Your elevator pitch, website, Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook updates, business card, CV, application, cover letter, speech, interview performance… they can all benefit from the AIDA approach. Continue reading
While Microsoft has extended the end-of-life deadline Windows XP several times under consumer pressure, not least from Enterprise customers, we have reached that line in the sand. The party’s over.
Officially, Windows XP is now dead, but it’s not gone. Choose your stats carefuly; conservatively, between 20 and 27% of computers connected to the Internet still run Windows XP. Yet as of April 8th, we’re at the”end of support” – so what will happen to all those Windows XP systems now?
It will continue to run and activate, using the same activation process that checks with Microsoft to ensure you’re using “genuine” software and not a pirated version of Windows. Continue reading
In a tense opening fifteen minutes, nine year old Cataleya (Amandla Stenberg) sees her parents murdered by drug barons, before making a thrilling but improbable escape on foot worthy of the French Connection; free-running over roof tops, markets and sewers.
Handing over her father’s incriminating lists to the Americans in exchange for asylum, the child makes it to America, escapes the CIA, finds her relatives in Chacago and bides her time for revenge. Like you do. Continue reading
Post originally appeared at Socialeum.com, Blog On Social Media Promotion, sent to us by Pep.
Recently, Facebook released a fresh tool for Facebook web pages called “Tell your Supporters” that allows web page administrators to import e-mail contacts, determine which e-mail contacts aren’t currently “Liking” their fan page, and information these contacts having an invitation.
This new tool can be an attempt to give a simple and targeted solution to increase fan bases (a win-win for both Facebook and page managers). In this article, I’ll review how brand names can use this tool, and cover some of the pros and cons of this tool from my initial experience testing it.