Most weeks, I get this recap written and posted sooner, but instead I’m doing it as Sunday draws to a close and I have another story yet to write. But you’re not going to get me to say I regret taking a nap this afternoon.
8/12/2014: This Story Probably Won’t Make You Change Your Passwords, Yahoo Tech
I really enjoyed coming up with the concept behind this photo–and was then a little disappointed that nobody seemed to pick up on my setting the combination on the lock in the photo to the “leetspeak” of 1337.
8/12/2014: A Cheat Sheet for Securing Your Accounts with Two-Step Verification, Yahoo Tech
The latest in a growing series of posts explaining two-step verification. As one reader quickly noted in a comment, I should have included PayPal on list of major sites supporting this security measure.
8/16/2014: August 16, 2014 — Braydon Moreno, Bryan Chaffin and Rob Pegoraro, Tech Night Owl
Host Gene Steinberg and I talked about security scares and the potential of the smartwatch.
8/17/2014: Hacked Gmail account? Check your history first, USA Today
A while back, a friend posted an apology on Facebook for the spam that had gone out from his Google account. I asked if I could look into his case, and this column is the result.