Showing posts from May, 2011

Reset Chumby One

I had a recent issue with my Chumby, and I couldn't get it back on the network. It took me two steps to get it working again: resetting the Chumby and then manually reconfiguring the network information. Here's how to do a Chumby One Reset: Power off (disconnect power). Press and hold the touch-screen with your finger. A message appears, telling you to continue to hold if you want to get to the Special Options. Continue to hold -- it takes a while. When you finally reach Special Options, release your finger. Select Restore Factory Settings. Confirm OK.

Is LastPass and othe software secure?

With the recent security scare with LastPass , some may fear that it's less secure than RoboForm or other password managers. In fact though we have no evidence that indicates it's less secure. Even if data is compromised, it still doesn't mean it was less secure -- it just indicates that it was the target of an attack. Every time we install software on our computers, we're making an assumption that the software is secure. Unfortunately we can never know if software is truly secure; we only know of reports that indicate software has been tested and no security issues have been detected. So the real decision on security should not be one based security tests. Rather you need to ask these questions. Is it in the companies best interest to take security seriously and devote resources to it (and have they)? What's the likeliness that they would be a target of attacks? If attacked, are they prepared to respond? Take for example Microsoft Windows vs. Apple OSX. With the ma