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You’ve no doubt seen or heard about the latest hacking of the phones many celebrities. It’s a terrible thing and the sad thing is this will keep happening.
Take this time to make sure you have secure passwords. Passwords that you update often, and DO NOT use the same password on multiple sites.
Use a password management tool like 1Password and create as secure a password as you can on a website.
If you use a website to share or store any sensitive information, photos, documents, whatever (and even if you don’t), use two-factor authentication (TFA). It’ll take a few minutes to set up and they have apps for your iPhone or Android phones.
It’s a ton of extra security for a few seconds of inconvenience as you authenticate yourself.
Some popular services that offer TFA:
A quick Google search of the service name and “two factor authentication” will quickly bring up any information or instructions that service has on setting up the extra security.
The most important account is your email as it is most likely the recovery email for every service you use. If a hacker can gain access to one, they can request a password reset on any other service and gain access to that account.
If you haven’t changed your password in a year or more, do it. With the recent news of Russian hackers gaining access to a billion passwords there is a good chance one of yours is in there.
This isn’t a 100% guarantee of safety and security, but it’s a big, big help.
Reblogged for great justice.
In the case of the stolen celebrity nude photos (do not even get me started), the current theory is that the email addresses were harvested from one address book, and then they were all phished, or matched with another dataset of stolen passwords somewhere.
So, obviously, be super-careful about typing in your password because an email told you to do it. Always check the URL of the page and make sure it’s absolutely correct.
But also use two-factor authentication, because that gives you a layer of protection even IF your username and password are both compromised. Even for your online gaming profiles, if available. One of the early consumer uses of 2-factor was by Blizzard Entertainment- World of Warcraft accounts with well-geared characters were worth a LOT of money on eBay and used to get hacked a lot.
I mean, no one should be told this to prevent nudes being leaked (because the fault of that lies solely with the worthless bit[s] of human life that felt justified in obtaining and distributing them), but it’s a succinct list of helpful things you can do to protect your own stuff. If you, like me, know most of the above but haven’t actually done it yet, maybe it’s a good reminder?
emerson fry cold-spring 2014
Ideal outfit II
aries - don’t put all your eggs in one basket
taurus - be strong. don’t break edge in your heart.
gemini - sit down and just relax for a little bit. you deserve some rest.
cancer - lay down under the stars. breathe deeply and—
Leo - visit your friends more. they love you.
virgo - true love is waiting to be impressed by your band tee
libra - \m/
scorpio - when it gets tough, don’t be
afraid. do not be afraid. do not be afraid.
sagittarius - some people say fanny packs aren’t cool. would you rather be cool or prepared?
capricorn - you’re going to create something beautiful very soon.
aquarius - don’t walk through long grass. there’s snakes and ticks.
pisces - stop and think before you speak
A small, quick painting I made originally as part of a series for SPX. A bunch of stuff came up in recent weeks, so…. it looks like this finished print is all there is of that series. But exciting things are in store for the future!
I’ve been doing a lot of research on tall ships lately. If you want to learn more about maritime topics or my upcoming GN Four Points, come find me at SPX. :)
Rebecca Mock at SPX the year I don’t live in D.C. seems especially cruel.
The Thinker by Auguste Rodin x Drake thinking about Nicki’s ass in Anaconda.