All posts for “security”
The video below was made with the Trustworthy Computing Team at Microsoft. As we learned, there is a debate brewing in the world of software security. It's a debate about how to report problems that are discovered in software - what the industry calls "vulnerabilities". I'll let the video speak for itself on covering the issues. For this post though, I want to talk about the use and power of visual metaphors, which was a big challenge for this project. Here's a question for you: how do you... Continue Reading
If you have a laptop, you've probably worried about it getting lost or stolen. These devices have become the home of so much of our lives that thinking about one in the hands of a stranger is painful. Thankfully, products like LoJack for Laptops help you prevent potential problems and get your computer back. The video explains how: A quote about how they've used the video: “We had a very successful CES. The video was on all our ipads and was a hit with clients, partners and our CEO, so much... Continue Reading
Today we've published a new video: Secure Passwords - Explained by Common Craft I don't know about you, but in the past I've taken passwords for granted. These days though, I'm very careful with my passwords because I know the risks and what lengths criminals will go to discover someone's password. This video is about understanding the risks, creating a password that can't be guessed and protecting it from criminals and wandering eyes. This video will soon be part of our Net Safety Pack,... Continue Reading
We've published a new video called "Secure Websites in Plain English" Security is obviously an important part of using the Web. Thankfully, through cooperation between a number of organizations, standards have been developed to communicate when a site is secure. Unfortunately these clues are not always known to everyday Web users. This video covers the basics of web site security - the common threats, the basics of encryption and how to tell when a site is secure. The video also covers a... Continue Reading
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