Why You Should Stop Stalling and Start Presenting

My last post generated a bit of buzz when it was posted to HackerNews recently, so I figured I’d take this opportunity to reiterate something I’ve been saying on Twitter for a while now. If you have never presented a conference before, make this the year you change that.

Buffer Compromised – Here's What You Need to Do

Popular social media management system Buffer has confirmed that they’ve been compromised, with weight-loss SPAM being sent from customer Twitter and Facebook accounts. Here’s what you need to do to keep your accounts (and potentially your customer accounts) safe.

Failing Well: Managing Risk in Web Applications

When I talk about risk as it relates to web applications, people usually assume I’m talking about hardening applications from hackers, spammers and other ne’er-do-wells. While malicious attacks are absolutely a non-trivial part of risk management, there’s a lot more to it that’s just as important.

Hilarious & Awesome Tech Tumblrs & Twitters

While there are tons of good blogs on Tumblr, only a handful have the ability to have me howling with laughter as tears run down my face. These are my gift to you to get you through your Tuesday.

Better Passwords with 1Password

There’s no excuse for crappy passwords anymore, thanks to apps like 1Password. Creating good, hard-to-crack passwords is clumsy and the harder a password is to crack, the harder it is to remember. So what if you didn’t have to remember them?

Detecting Fraud in Facebook Contests

Whatever your feelings on Facebook, it’s pretty clear that it’s here to stay. If your company or organization has considered running a promotional Facebook contest, this is crash course in detecting fraud because if your prize is worth anything to anyone, you will encounter fraud, without exception.

Rogue Antivirus Attacks Tailored to Mac and PC

Rogue antivirus is a term used to describe a trojan (called such because it is a malware file disguised as a file the user has been convinced they want to open) that uses social engineering to trick a user into thinking their computer has been infected, and offers a free antivirus download to “clean” their…

New Facebook Page Admin Scam

A new scam has come to our attention, one that’s a new take on an old trick in Facebook. Scammers are adding users as page administrators on a page that’s got a poisoned IFRAME set as the default tab.

QR Codes: Trendy Marketing and Pwning Tool

I’ve been out at SXSW for the past few days, and QR codes abound. Every telephone pole is papered with them, people walking on the street have QR codes on their shirts, with clever text below it prompting you to scan them. I’m a big fan of the idea of QR codes – the ability…