6. August, 2016
Most of the time, when users get infected with a computer virus or a Trojan, it’s a nuisance. But what happens when an important person becomes a victim of a cracker like your doctor?
How about this story:
I got a mail from a good friend. It had no text, just a link. I clicked the link and a web site of a big pharmaceutical company. It was a bit odd but I thought nothing of it. I’m a doctor, so I visit a lot of medical websites.
A couple of days after that, I got mails from old friends that thanked me for getting in touch with them again after such a long time. I was puzzled.
Yesterday, I got an email from myself. That I never wrote. It seems when I clicked the link above in my web mail, “something” happened.
Apparently, everyone in my address book got spammed.
The attackers got the address book. Which is inside the mail software. Which means they had access to the mail software. Which means they had access to all the mails. Do you exchange mails with your doctor? How much do you like the idea that “someone” out there had access to those mails?
We need to fix computer security.
26. June, 2015
A thought-provoking video by MinuteEarth:
21. May, 2015
There are people who are proud that they don’t need much sleep.
Don’t listen to them. People who don’t sleep enough make more mistakes, they are dumber than they could be, they ruin their health, their sex life, to name just a few of the most important downsides.
Yes, it’s easy to reduce the amount of time you’re sleeping every day and the negative effects aren’t obvious. People sleep just a few hours every night feel powerful and agitated – mostly because of the adrenaline levels you get from the stress of lack of sleep. But adrenaline also makes reckless and unreliable. It bends you towards risky behavior which causes accidents and disasters like the world financial crisis.
If you’re one of these people, stop it. The additional hours don’t really make you more productive, no matter how much you would like to make yourself believe. Your ruler is broken – a sleep-deprived brain isn’t able to notice just how tired it really is. And even at the best of times, it costs your company almost $2’000 every year for every employee.
Richard Wiseman has put together a short list of tips to help you sleep. Plus he has created the World’s Most Relaxing Music. One hour of sound that has been scientifically engineered to relax you.
3. May, 2014
Disabled people aren’t handicapped, they are getting obstructed.
30. April, 2013
In some companies, a culture of “always on” has crept in. People are getting emails and phone calls in their spare time.
As a solution, add this to your contract: For every minute you spend on work related tasks in your spare time, you can log twice the time in your tracker. Tracking happens in 15 minute increments.
So if someone really needs to call your during the weekend to ask just a quick question, you can leave half an hour early on Monday. And if that question turns into a 4 hour monster, you have a whole day off (or eight hours overtime).
That way, there is a “price tag” on your spare time. People don’t have to feel that guilty for calling you but they are also aware of the cost when they do.