Password expiration is a common practice in enterprise environments – requiring users to regularly change their passwords.
This practice was sold as a security measure – however changing a password which is not compromised does not add any security – if anything it encourages to write down their for ever changing passwords. Continue reading “Passwords for keeps – Microsoft removes password expiration Windows 10 security baseline”
Earlier this year CloudFlare announced a new free public DNS service – 126.96.36.199
DNS is at the heart of the internet – it’s the phone book of the internet, making the connection between the names we use to access websites and the IP addresses servers use.
Normally people would use the DNS ran by their ISP. But you don’t have to and there’s plenty of reasons to switch. Continue reading “3 reasons to switch to 188.8.131.52 DNS”
Swim lane diagrams are a visual way of documenting business processes.
They’re particularly good at distinguishing tasks between people – using either horizontal or vertical grids. However, there are limitations to consider before diving into the deep end of a swim lane. Continue reading “5 ways swim lane workflow diagrams fail”
If you try to create a folder in Windows 10 called “con” you will get a surprise – it’s not allowed. Continue reading “Blocked folder names in Windows 10”
I’m a big fan of the password manager LastPass – I use it to store, organise and audit the majority of my passwords.
It is however a massive security vulnerability. Continue reading “How to secure your LastPass account and passwords”
Facebook is in a unique position where it can learn the most private information about it’s users. Continue reading “Facebook HEARS everything?”
Google rewards good Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) by bringing users to your website – but what about the User Experience (UX) when they get there. Continue reading “Why UX is more important than SEO”
Web design should be about delivering content to users – but increasingly it’s loosing this and making it harder to consume content. Continue reading “Annoying web trends that need to stop”
Finding images for a web design mockup can be tedious and expensive. Continue reading “Free stock images for your web design projects”