While we were travelling around in India earlier this year, I saw lots of interesting, fascinating, curious, and worrying things. At the door of a hotel we were staying in in one city, I saw this biometric 1)Wikipedia article on Biometrics https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biometrics recognition system by a company called Kanoe Systems 2)Kanoe company website http://www.kanoe.com/time-attendance who […]
Category archives: security
My notes on today’s BBC Radio 4 Digital Human episode on “risk”.
Digital Human: Risk (Series 6 Episode 1) by Bernard Tyers on Mixcloud Today’s Digital Human 1)BBC Radio 4 Digital Human Programme with Aleks Krotoski covered human perception of risk in the “online age”. “Our brains are still running security software designed to protect us against lions, tigers and bears and we haven’t run an update […]
Somewhere, this is true.
We all know some horrible software application, some horrible website where this password policy is enforced. ＹＯＵＲ ＰＡＳＳＷＯＲＤ ＭＵＳＴ ＣＯＮＴＡＩＮ Ａ ＤＹＩＮＧ ＷＯＭＡＮ＇Ｓ ＬＡＳＴ ＢＲＥＡＴＨ， ＴＨＲＥＥ ＭＹＳＴＩＣ ＲＵＮＥＳ， ＡＮＤ ＴＨＥ ＳＥＣＲＥＴ ＮＡＭＥ ＯＦ ＧＯＤ — ugh, alchemy jokes (@tehaveragejoel) August 13, 2014 Death to stupid password policies.
Safari removing URL on Google searches
Lorrie Faith Cranor on usable passwords
An excellent TEDx talk by Lorrie Faith Cranor 1)Lorrie Faith Cranor’s website on passwords used by users. It’s a combination of some of her previous research into passwords used by users. Cited research: Correct horse battery staple: Exploring the usability of system-assigned passphrases 2)Shay, Patrick Kelley, Komanduri, Mazurek, Ur, Vidas et al References[+] References ↑1 […]
The purpose of this blog
Hello, My name is Bernard and I am a user experience professional. I am not your “normal” UX professional. I’ll explain why. This is my newest corner of the Internets. I’ve been writing on and off on “the Internets” since the late 1990s. I went through the usual phase of inane writings, to regular writing […]
I miss the days when “password” was a good password!
From Joy of Tech comic strip. I’m not exactly sure “password” was ever a good password. I think it was more a case of the majority of people choosing not to exploit bad passwords.