Security

SECURITY while computing is something I’ve always been interested in. When I
was about four years old, I discovered the “set password” function in Microsoft
Word and was unreasonably excited about it (I was protecting gibberish text that
I typed by mashing the keyboard with those passwords). These days, I’m a big
advocate for using good passwords, two-factor authentication, and being on the
lookout for phishing attempts, even if I don’t feel the need to encrypt
everything I possibly can.

I’ve talked about the following security topics on this website:

One thought on “Security”

  1. … following on from the comment I just left on another page on your site wherein I commented on the problem of poor design, I note that the text on this page and another both exhibit odd line breaks.

    What I see currently looks like this:
    ________________________
    SECURITY while computing is something I’ve always been interested in. When I
    was about four years old, I discovered the “set password” function in Microsoft
    Word and was unreasonably excited about it (I was protecting gibberish text that
    […]
    ________________________

    My guess is that this is due to some kind of reformatting error that has crept in — and it’s exactly the kind of thing that drives me nuts. I’m sure I once read somewhere that a computer system is a ‘labour-saving device’. If that’s true, why aren’t they designed to avoid common problems like the one I see here, that involves me in extra work pointing out a problem, and (later) you in extra work to fix the formatting glitch?

    Nil desperandum carborundum, eh? ;)

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