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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

We are complicit in our employer's deeds

Tim Bray’s excellent “Bye Amazon” post inspired me to take this article off of my backlog, where it has been sitting for a few weeks....

via Drew DeVault's Blog 05 May 2020

Why You Should Document Your Tests

Some projects have the policy that all tests must have an explanatory comment – including all of mine. At first, I found that baffling....

via Homepage of Hynek Schlawack 04 May 2020

You Won’t Believe My Morning

A highly unexpected turn of events. The post You Won’t Believe My Morning appeared first on Wait But Why.

via Wait But Why 25 March 2020