Sunday, February 28, 2021

Featured Tag: "security"

This tag comes with a lot of baggage, because my October/NCSAM posts often (but not always) receive it, but I will not be including those posts here. Some week down the line (probably as we get closer to the end of the year) I will being doing one of these featured posts for each of my ongoing series, and that will be the time to focus on NCSAM and similar themes.

Instead, we're going to be looking at posts containing other mentions of security over the years.


Some New Things (5 January 2020)

As a low-budget blogger who dabbles in tech and tech laws, I tend to be a bit behind in posting disclaimers and such that are probably unnecessary for "little ol' me" but reassuring to anybody who pays attention to that sort of thing. 

So this was my announcement post regarding pushing a Privacy Policy, along with GDPR and CCPA and such documentation. It's mostly copy-pasted from publicly available form letters made available online for people like me.

Oh, and https is finally working. I don't know when that started, but one day it just stopped breaking everything and just worked.


It May Be Time To Start Making Different Choices (30 December 2016)

The problem with a lot of the people who tell you how terrible privacy is on the internet for social media is that many of them don't give you decent alternatives. I do.

Though I have to confess this post is heavily out of date. Not because the platforms I talk about don't exist, but rather that I'm not really using them anymore. My accounts still exist, except possibly for Aether, but these days I'm mostly just on Discord and Okuna.


Coloring (and More) By The Numbers (24 May 2015)

A comparison between fool-proofing and child-proofing that is in some ways more relevant today than when I wrote it. (That is, assuming you spent any time in 2020 stuck in quarantine with children. I didn't, and you have no idea how grateful I am.)


The Bleeding Hearts Club (11 May 2014)

Do you remember how old you were when you first learned having the same password everywhere was a bad idea? I do, because I blogged about it.

And today I'm living the aftermath of that. One hundred percent of my account passwords are unique, and made up on the spot when creating new accounts or updating old ones. My password manager is a massive directory that has more entries than my personal phonebook and calendar combined, and even contains entries on retired passwords and why they were retired (some because it was just time and some because they were leaked in some way).


Misplaced Sense of Security (14 August 2011

A lot of things that I've written about in terms of security have been fixed. Not fixed in the sense that I spotted or blogged about a vulnerability, but fixed as in people generally seem to have gotten smarter, better about handling.

This is not one of them. If anything, people seem to be getting worse at this one, and I don't know what to say about it, because I don't think there's a way to suggest people to get better.


The more some things change, the more other things stay the same. See y'all next week.