Archive for the 'Technology' Category

Keychain Password Search

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

By now you have probably heard about the extremely embarrassing LinkedIn password breach. If you have a LinkedIn account (or possibly, if you have ever had one), there is a good chance that your password, in a weakly encrypted format, is in the hands of a hacker in Russia. He published as proof a massive, […]

Fix The Sandbox

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Apple’s getting a lot of press this week about their forthcoming 10.8 “Mountain Lion” update to Mac OS X. One of its key features will be a security feature called “Gatekeeper” that will allow users to avoid launching apps from developers who are not registered with Apple. If you are not already familiar with Gatekeeper, […]

Sandbox Corners

Friday, September 9th, 2011

Apple’s sandboxing technologies make it possible to control at a very fine-grain system level exactly which system resources an application should be allowed to access. It offers control over reading and writing  files, opening  network resources, and much more. I’m really excited about sandboxing and also really terrified. Apple has given us, thus far, a […]

Fall Speaking Lineup

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

After the stress of moving (tomorrow!) is passed, I’ll be tackling a slate of new challenges this fall, including the usual work at Red Sweater, developing future versions of MarsEdit and my other apps. But I’ll also be punctuating the season with a few speaking opportunities at three great conferences. Çingleton. October 14-15. Montreal, Québec. […]