Passwords suck and they're hard to do well. You (and your mom, and your boss) should be using a password manager and using a different, strong, randomly generated password for every service.
You should also turn on two-factor authentication for every service, using either a hardware token or a standalone 2FA app (*not* SMS!):
Well this spread far further than I expected. To those who said yes, see if you can spot me :P
Where can I get myself a blue fox of my own? https://nitter.net/foxes_in_love/status/1527170136221827073
Hey Fedi, do you know if there is a federated (perhaps even #ActivityPub-powered) cooking recipe hosting service? If not, let's 👏 make 👏 this 👏 happen!
I hate modern recipe websites. All of them are full with ads and tracking. The leading recipe hosting in my country loads over 30 different trackers, and that's excluding the ads!
One thing that just keeps *pissing me off* is how Twitter insists at t.co-ifying every stupid link in their platform. They state in their own docs that there is no opt out, and they clearly can resolve it in place (as they show a preview of the full link in their own web app) but they intentionally don't resolve it when clicking, it always sends you through t.co. I imagine this is because analytics, but given that apparently something in my chain (I suspect Pihole) has t.co on its blocklist, it makes interacting with Twitter a pain until I whitelist it and give them that analytics data, which I don't really want to do either. Ugh.
In news unrelated to... well, anything really, I've been moving my domains away from #Cloudflare (fucking finally). I wasn't really using their CDN to begin with, but I was using them as nameservers for lack of a decent alternative. I had a slightly excessive amount of records, and the services offered by my multiple registrars kinda sucked (plus they would've made moving hard). So two things happened to change that - firstly, @ben_zen told me Hurricane Electric offers a free DNS service, solving the "I don't want to start spending money just to pay another giant cloud provider" issue, and secondlym I finally bit the bullet and properly codified my DNS mess using DNSControl. I'm still in the process of completely moving delegations around, and I've had some issues with a few wildcard records, but HE has been very helpful so far and I'm hoping they'll prove to be stable and fast enough I feel comfortable sticking with them for my DNS needs :)
MasterCard führt weltweit biometrisches Bezahlen ein, was kann da schon schiefgehen?
Aber ey, keine Sorge: Seit 2019 haben sie "Principles for Data Responsibility", also alles völlig entspannt.
RIP iPod: Apple discontinues its iconic MP3 player
Update, it appears they’re back. Oh, and the article talks about them running their own validator nodes for Ethereum in the near future. Ugh.
(also? I really don’t like how Cloudflare is expanding. This mail included a summary of new services, including more features for their serverless Worker platform like sending emails, a database server, and an S3 competitor. Add to that their “Teams” stuff they’ve added over the last year or two and I get the feeling they want to move from being the CDN in front of waaay too much of the web to being a general purpose cloud provider, which is just going to make that worse :/)
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