I brag a bit about being a speaker at the CMD-D Conference, and then you’ll get to hear the talk I did at Macstock Conference and Expo in Woodstock, Illinois last weekend. Password Playdate on Youtube: youtu.be/…, Keynote version of the charts, click here and Download PowerPoint version here. (I died a little bit inside installing PowerPoint on my Mac.)
I like to post to Podfeet.com when I’ve had appearances on other shows, but this week I’m even more excited to tell you that Bart was on Daily Tech News Show this week! He and Tom Merritt had a great rapport as they discussed the latest tech news. The main topic though was passwords, and they spent a bunch of time talking about Bart’s xkpasswd.net password generator. If you haven’t ever used xkpasswd, it’s a tool Bart created that creates secure, memorable passwords that you can tailor to your needs.
Check out DTNS 3024, which was entitled with a title according to one of xkpasswd.net’s algorithms: :42^DAILY^TECH^NEWS^SHOW^47::
I hosted Eye Chart Radio with Mike LaPlante. Rush Sherman sent us this link to Steve Jobs giving a talk in 1983 I’ve never heard before. CES interviews with Fisher Price, Ziro, ThinOPTICS and Nite Ize. I’ll give you a caution about Dashlane security manager. Then we’ve got Security Bits with Bart Busschots.
This week I received an odd email. It was a message from Dashlane, welcoming me to their password manager service. This was odd, only because I did not open an account with Dashlane.
I contacted them through their support email explaining the situation. I requested that the account be suspended and that they contact me to discuss the implications of this. Christine from Dashlane responded quite promptly, and explained that I could delete “my” account, but she cautioned me that I would not be able to use “my” Dashlane account if I deleted it, and that I would lose all of my data. It was pretty clear that this was a canned response, or else she didn’t read very clearly.