It’s not every day that I write something about another news site, but this time, it’s different and the news is shocking and strange at the same time.
In the early morning hours of October 21st, 2014, Partap Davis lost $3,000. He had gone to sleep just after 2AM. While he slept, an attacker undid every online security protection he set up. By the time he woke up, most of his online life had been compromised: two email accounts, his phone, his Twitter, his two-factor authenticator, and most importantly, his bitcoin wallets.
This is one of the most interesting pieces I read on The Verge for two reasons:
- This story remind me of what happened to Naoki Hiroshima aka @N.
- The design of the page is really great, the effect on the Headings and the Featured Image, along with the table of content, all contribute to a great reading experience.
If you didn’t read this story yet, I encourage you to do so.
Ellis Hamburger from The Verge interviewing both Jeff Shiner and David Chartier from AgileBits
Ellis Hamburger: Yeah, people aren’t really keeping all their important files in their desk drawer anymore are they?
David Chartier: We have a lawyer who’s one of our customers who gives a free copy of 1Password to all his customers as part of his “last will and testament package.” The uses are far beyond just log-ins, but log-ins are where people know to start.
This is my favorite part of the interview, it’s really great to see a lawyer recommending and giving away copies of 1Password to his customers, hopefully more people would start doing that.