I came across an interesting post over at Lifehacker on passwords. It would seem that a lot of people still use passwords they can remember easily, and as such, easily guessable by others too, not to mention easily cracked by brute force attacks.
Password hacking times
Click here for the Lifehacker article on passwords.
Read it, think about it … and then go and change your password.
Well, I’m not exactly passing through China, but rather visiting Shanghai for the Intel Developer forum. It’s an interesting city, and with a population of 18 million people there are actually more people living there than in my own country. Go figure. Actually, that could be a scary thought… or a comforting one, if you take into account the saying that “No matter how great your triumphs or how tragic your defeats, 1.3 billion Chinese couldn’t care less.” To be honest, it might be up to 1.4 by now as the 1.3 figure was almost a year ago. Oh, and did I mention that they likely have the largest online population too now. Well, almost.
On board of my KLM flight was also a Dutch delegation on a one-week china trip. Follow their journey on marketingfacts.nl (Dutch only).
On a side-note, It was a bit of an adjustment to see all those people smoking everywhere again, as we’ve had so many bans on smoking in Europe, that it’s hard to imagine that many smokers all over the place again. I was also surprised that I didn’t see that many fancy new cars all over the place… mabe I was just in the wrong district.
I’m officially one of the bloggers at our Technology Blog over at the Mobile World Congress.
So go over there and see what we’re thinking about the new technologies we see at the show.
Wired’s report on the history of the iPhone and its impact on the US carrier market.
Read more here
It’s all about getting people to notice you, so here is a nice video of how they did it by wildbeaming, a form of beamvertising. Pretty cool. Limited to cities though.
Video also available on YouTube
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