I received this email at 1:15 this morning: When I saw it this morning, I was confused. I have never before received an email from “loyaltygateway.com”, and I was asleep at 1:15am, not placing an “order” to be confirmed by this email as its subject implies. It sure looks like spam, right? Well, it turns… Read More »
I’ve just finished yet another iteration of the tooling I use to prevent myself from walking away from my desk without my YubiKey, which I previously described here. I’ve decided at this point it time to release the code somewhere a bit more robustly than in a blog posting, so I’ve published it on Github.… Read More »
[This is obsolete. My improved code is now in Github.] [The technique in this article supersedes my earlier “How I remember my YubiKey, take two” how-to; I explain at the bottom of this article what was wrong with my earlier technique and why this new technique is better.] I’ve recently started using a YubiKey NEO… Read More »
How I avoid forgetting my YubiKey at work or at home using Tasker and AutoNotification from João Dias on Android, and systemd, udev and Notify from Kevin Bedi on Linux.
[The technique described here is obsolete. Please see this update.] I’ve recently started using a YubiKey NEO for two-factor authentication for sites that support it.1 Because I am using my YubiKey for more and more sites, I tend to leave it plugged in whenever I am in front of a computer for an extended period… Read More »
A legitimate email from AT&T does its level best to masquerade as a phishing email.
In June, I wrote about a technique used by spammers to harvest names and email addresses of “live” targets for their spam. In a nutshell: you post an ad to Craigslist; the spammer sends you an automated email which makes you think that maybe the sender is interested in your ad; you send a response,… Read More »
UPDATE [2013-02-13]: According to this article on Craigslist, as of February 10, 2013, they have implemented and are testing the idea I described below for fixing the problem described in this posting. I recently placed a for-sale ad on Craigslist. I anonymized my email address in the ad, which means that the published email address… Read More »
Somebody seems to be using my email address in a weird, ongoing way that doesn’t seem to be benefiting them in any way. The fact that I can’t figure out why they’re doing it concerns me, because I have to suspect that there is some benefit to them, which I just haven’t been able to… Read More »
I try to make a habit of giving out “tagged” email addresses to web sites when I sign up for accounts / mailing lists / whatever. For example, when creating an account at widgets.com, instead of just signing up as “firstname.lastname@example.org”, I might sign up as “email@example.com”. It ends up in the same mailbox regardless,… Read More »