Tag Archive for: security

LastPass on Android Now Logs Into Mobile Apps

28 Mar 2014
March 28, 2014

Best new feature ever. This makes LastPass so much easier to use on the tablet.

(This is a link post — click the title of this article to get to the article it references).

Left Dropbox / Came back to Dropbox

17 Feb 2014
February 17, 2014

Dropbox logoI know I’m not alone when it comes to concerns about Dropbox and privacy/security. Last year there were a few “issues” in the press. Then the Dropbox app on my phone updated and wanted access to my contacts? “Pfft, nuts to that – time to check options!” said I. I have a large amount of free storage thanks to years of their referral program so I had to keep storage in mind. A free 2 GB account wasn’t going to cut it.

(and yes, let’s not forget that when you’re getting a product for free you are most likely the real product in that equation)

https://www.microsoft.com/global/en-us/news/PublishingImages/HomePage/hero/logo_onedrive2014_hero.jpgSkyDrive (soon to be OneDrive) is online storage that I’m already using. I have a personal account with a bunch of free “early adopter” storage but I also have a work account that I have on all my machines for key work stuff. That includes shared OneNote notebooks and such. Works great and I have never had an issue with it.

But. I once looked into running multiple SkyDrive clients on the same machine and it sure didn’t look like it would be worth the hassle. (has that changed?).

imageFinally,I recalled Box. When I bought my tablet last fall it came with a 50 GB subscription to Box storage. Well there you go – a nice storage upgrade and the price is right. I went looking for a Windows client.

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Multi-Factor Authentication for Office 365

12 Feb 2014
February 12, 2014

Today we’re adding Multi-Factor Authentication for Office 365 to Office 365 Midsize Business, Enterprise plans, Academic plans, Nonprofit plans, and standalone Office 365 plans, including Exchange Online and SharePoint Online. This will allow organizations with these subscriptions to enable multi-factor authentication for their Office 365 users without requiring any additional purchase or subscription.

(This is a “link post” — the title links to the original article)

Chrome Click to Play

17 Apr 2011
April 17, 2011

Here’s a fun little Chrome tip I picked up from a recent episode of the Security Now podcast. It might help some pages load a bit quicker and even help you stay a bit more secure with some control of Flash thingies on pages…

By default, you can go “under the hood” and determine if all plugins run automatically (the default) or are all blocked. To get there go to Options –> Under the Hood and then click on the “Content Settings…” button.

Default plug-in management

However, you can tweak that a bit to get to a “Click to Play” mode. Just type about:flags in the address bar and hit enter. Tons of interesting options here – be careful! Scroll down a bit to “Click to Play” and enable it. Now scroll all the way to the bottom of the page and click “restart now” to have the change go into effect.

Next, go back under the hood and Content Settings. You have a new “Click to Play” option listed.

Plugin management with Click to play option

Select that and start exploring web pages. When you see a black box or a message like the one below you can click on it if you think you’re missing out – or just ignore it. Saves seeing a lot of ads…