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The High Cost of the Early Adopter Tax

Being an early adopter of technology has significant costs that may not be worth paying.

Fortressa - Create Your Own Private VPN

Net neutrality is under threat, and your Internet activity is being recorded and sold to the highest bidder. I built Fortressa to combat this theft and protect your privacy.

U2F Hardware Security Keys

Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) hardware security keys and multi-factor authentication (MFA) combine to provide strong security and good usability — the best of both worlds.

Multi-Factor Authentication, Phones, and SMS

Most implementations of multi-factor authentication (MFA), also known as two-factor authentication (2FA), rely on sending codes via SMS text messages or phone calls. There are serious problems with this approach.

Don’t Make Your Own Two-Factor Authentication App

Multi-factor authentication can be poorly implemented in a multitude of ways, and one of those ways is to ship a custom branded authentication app.

Multi-Factor Authentication Best Practices

Two-factor authentication (2FA), also known as multi-factor authentication (MFA), comes in many flavors. But not all are created equal. Best practices should involve at least two selections from this list: FIDO U2F hardware keys, one-time passwords (OTP), and recovery codes.

Tacklebox for Fish Shell

Tacklebox is a framework for organizing and sharing Fish shell functions, plugins, modules, and themes.

Articles from sites I follow

The reckless, infinite scope of web browsers

Since the first browser war between Netscape and Internet Explorer, web browsers have been using features as their primary means...

via Drew DeVault's Blog 18 March 2020

Python in GitHub Actions

GitHub’s own CI called GitHub Actions has been out of closed beta for a while and offers generous free quotas and a seamless...

via Homepage of Hynek Schlawack 09 March 2020

A Sick Giant

Houston, we have a problem. The post A Sick Giant appeared first on Wait But Why.

via Wait But Why 08 January 2020