What one complains about, another wants.
What one wants, another complains about.
It just keeps getting better. Previously was Viber for desktops, and now meme stickers. And the publish new and cool stickers every now and then. It’s too bad Viber doesn’t have as much followership as Whatsapp and BlackBerry Messenger. I think Viber is really cool.
If you use Viber, you should get the meme stickers now.
So now, when composing an email on Yahoo! Mail and you paste a link within your message, Yahoo! automatically replaces the link with the title of the page and a preview of the link, pretty much like Facebook does when you share a link on your wall.
I think it’s a nice concept, and it’s about time they did so. One reason I like this is that long links get shortened (or lengthened, depending on the title of the page) plus, the person you’re sending the email to has an idea or a clue what the link is about (this also encourages clicking).
I think other web based email interfaces should adopt this feature, even the standalone email applications like Mozilla ThunderBird, and so on.
Have you noticed this feature yet? Do you like it? What are you comments about this new addition to the Yahoo! Mail compose box?
She’s pretty, with nice hair and a good smile… she’s on every other website on the internet… you know she’s the one when you see her. I wonder how old she is, and how she feels about lazy website designers using her photos on their websites, thereby making her the most popular woman on the internet… yea, I gave her that title 🙂
I should be sleeping right now, but my brain wouldn’t let me. This morning was the breaking new about the Heartbleed Bug, and Instagram was one of many websites affected. I had logged in this morning to change my password, but I can’t seem to access the website (or mobile app) right now.
Is Instagram down for anyone else??
I’ve been reading a lot about the Hearthbleed bug and this is serious. I’ve put together a list of things you can do to stay safe, from all I’ve gathered yet…
1. Avoid public WiFi
Unknown or untrusted WiFi should be avoided. You’re probably not safe on random “free” WiFi connections and with the Heartbleed vulnerability exposed, chances are that they probably haven’t taken any security measures against the loophole yet. Until, and unless you’re sure it’s safe, stay away from public WiFi, probably until the loophole has been widely fixed.
2. Change your passwords for the fixed sites
Not all websites were affected by this loophole, and not all that were affected have been fixed. How would you know? The websites that were affected emailed their users (I received several emails this morning). If you received one of such emails, it means that they have patched up their servers to fix the problem. So simply follow the instructions to have your password changed. Don’t go changing all of your passwords willy-nilly lol It is not necessary to change your password on the websites that were affected but haven’t applied the patch. Why? Because without the patch, changing your password still means your data is exposed.
At least, change your passwords for the following websites:
Here is a list of common websites affected by the Heartbleed Bug.
3. Watch out for your credit cards (and bank statements)
In the worst case scenario, your identity or personal information may have been exposed and you probably aren’t even aware. To be on the safe side, just check to make sure nothing strange goes on or changes with your accounts, from time to time.
4. Update your software
Like the time a loophole was discovered on the iOS, a series of updates were released. And now, this is a big threat to everyone, not just iOS users for instance. So, as soon as software updates are available, please update them. Not many operating systems were affected by this vulnerability, but nevertheless, apply updates as soon as they become available.
5. Turn off remote access on your router
Apparently, some internet routers can be accessed externally. The good news is, the ones that have this feature, also have the option to disable it. So if your router has this feature, you might want to disable it as well. If you’re not sure, have someone with some technical know how take a look and help you disable that feature if possible.
Be safe everyone…
I woke up and opened my emails at about 6am this morning, just to receive multiple emails from different companies (including IEEE) about the vulnerability discovered in the OpenSSL library called the Heartbleed bug. The vulnerability makes it possible for seemingly encrypted data to still be accessible over SSL/TLS security.
Over 66% of websites using OpenSSL were affected by this vulnerability, and I have confirmed that the following were affected:
While a fix has been issued and servers are patching up to close this loophole, internet users of the affected websites (and other websites in general) are advised to change their passwords right away.
Tips for Changing Your Password
IEEE suggests that one of the best ways to protect your privacy and security online is to craft a strong password, to change it frequently (at least once a quarter or every few months) and to not use the same password on multiple sites. Also, remember that no matter what website you are on, it is important for you to make sure that you protect your account security and privacy
Changing Your Password:
• Never change your password by following a link in an e-mail that you did not request, since those links might be compromised and redirect you to a site set up to steal your personal information.
• In order to be effective, you should aim to update your online account passwords at least once a quarter or every few months.
Creating a Strong Password:
• Variety – Do not use the same password on all the sites you visit.
• Do not use a word from the dictionary.
• Length – Select strong passwords with 10 or more characters that cannot easily be guessed.
• Think of a meaningful phrase, song or quote and turn it into a complex password using the first letter of each word.
• Complexity – Randomly add capital letters, numbers, punctuation, or symbols.
• Substitute numbers for letters that look similar (for example, substitute “0“ for “o” or “3“ for “E”).
• Never give your password to others or write it down.
A few other account security and privacy best practices to keep in mind are:
• Sign out of your account after you use a publicly shared computer.
• Avoid connecting to public Wi-Fi hotspots where the provider of the hotspot is unknown to you.
• Keep your antivirus software up to date.
• Report any privacy issues to relevant service or customer content centers.
SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?!? GO CHANGE YOUR PASSWORDS!!!