You can now lock your Dropbox account with a USB key. I don’t quite think people comprehend what a stupid idea this is…
If you’re so concerned about the security of your Dropbox account that even two-factor authentication through your phone seems too risky, you can rest easy. The cloud storage outfit has added support for USB keys as part of the two-factor sign-in process. Rather than punch in a code, you just plug in a stick to prove that it’s really you. You’ll need a key that meets FIDO’s Universal 2nd Factor standard, but this key will also work with Google and any other U2F-capable service. Frankly, this is a long-due upgrade — if you regularly access Dropbox from PCs, you won’t have to worry quite so much that someone will get your login details and swipe your files.
So just to clear up any confusion, you need a special super secret flash drive.
Why not just buy something like this and carry your files with you?
“Oh sorry, I can’t get that file off of Dropbox for you because I left my flash drive with the key on at home”
10 internet points to the person that sold this idea to their boss.
Recently the Indian government decided to ban a whole bunch of porn sites. They then released a list of all the banned sites. Then lifted the ban.
More than 800 porn sites have now received free promotion from the Indian government. 10 internet points to the first porn site to add an “Indian Government Approved” banner to their site.
Since I now have a list of over 800 porn sites (and the porn industry is known for being creative) I’ve decided to host a Porn URL awards ceremony.
The categories will be: WTF, EWWWW, Most Creative, Awkwardly Specific and Cyber Squatting.
Mashable, or “BuzzFeed 2.0” is quickly becoming clickbait central online. It is a thin veil pulled over what is masqueraded as journalism.
Okay, that wasn’t very nice and is quite out of place coming from a lowly blogger like me. One of their “articles” struck a nerve. And then it occurred to me that it was written to shock people. What was true didn’t matter, as long as, people shared the article, Mashable, and their accountants were happy. The article I’m referring to is “Web Design is Dead” presented on Mashable’s home page like this:
All very ominous now isn’t it?
Binder, clearly a rip of “Tinder” is an app that will call up or text your partner and give them the bad news. Where Tinder allows you to swipe people into your life, Binder allows you to swipe them out of your life.
The Internet has made it super easy to find the special someone.
Binder makes it just as easy to get rid of them too. With one swipe we take out all the pain of chucking your other half.
As simple as that. I tried downloading this app to give it a test (with Rachel’s permission of course) and see what kind of message they deliver but it was not yet available in at US app store. I do hope they deliver a polite, heartfelt message with a side of condescension and sarcasm.
I have very high hopes for this app as it has one of the best customer reviews I have ever seen.
I’ll update this post with a review once I get the app tested. Oh, and best of all? It is free. Saving a dollar on an app may be good because I doubt you’ll be getting your stuff back after using this app.
[Binder via ProductHunt]