I wanted to create a list of my accounts that use a TOTP code (often called by sites as 2-Step Verification, One-Time Password, or 2-Factor Authentication). Luckily it is easy to do this when you store the TOTP secrets in 1Password. Go to the File menu and select ‘New Smart Folder’ Set the following simple criteria: […]
I’m very impressed with how much easier it is to maintain WordPress than back in the day. Especially when it comes to automatic updates. The internet is verbally attacking WordPress again. I read a lot of hate towards WordPress for its latest security vulnerabilities that have become public. What I don’t see is praise in how […]
Ran across an excellent tutorial on how to setup PGP on Mac OS X. If you want to send me a test email, my PGP key is on my contact page.
One downside of running a self-hosted WordPress site has been the lack of encryption with I’m logged in. This means my login credentials are sent in the clear across the Internet with who knows what three letter agencies and not so innocent folks potentially listening in. This is probably a major reason why I rarely blog […]
I thought I would share some of the WordPress plugins I use to protect my blog. I tend to lean towards smaller, single purpose plugins vs. the large security plugins that claim to support every security “feature” you can think of. Akismet – The best comment spam flighted out there and it benefits in real […]
I considered myself to be a very secure geek, who follows recommended practices for keeping my data safe and secure. That is until I read this harrowing account of Mat Honan’s entire digital life being erased and taken over in a matter of minutes. The scary part about this event is that while there was […]
With my wife and I both upgrading to the new iPhone 4, we decided to sell both of our old iPhone 3G’s to Gazelle.com. No hassle and nothing to worry about with scammers. This made me to wonder, what is the safe way to securely wipe an iPhone? I do not want any of my […]
For some odd reason, Apple doesn’t by default give you a quick way to lock your screen when you step away from your computer. I have used the hot corner to activate screensaver option, but here is a cool way courtsey of Art Of Geek to lock your Mac with a simple key command. All […]