Archive for September 28, 2018

BREAKING: Facebook Pwned… 50 Million Accounts Affected…. Time To Join Team #DeleteFacebook If You Haven’t Already

Posted in Commentary with tags on September 28, 2018 by itnerd

Facebook’s issues have just got a whole lot worse with the announcement that its engineering team on Tuesday discovered that hackers exploited a vulnerability in their code to allow them to steal Facebook access tokens for almost 50 million accounts.

Trivial this is not.

The specific vulnerability is in the “View As” code, which is a feature designed to let people see what their profile looks like to someone else. This functionality has been patched and disabled for the time being. It is not clear whether the accounts affected were misused or have had information accessed at this time and Facebook does not know who executed the attacks. Which means that there are a whole lot of unanswered questions.

Facebook is “sorry this happened” and that people’s privacy and security “is incredibly important.” They say that no one needs to change their passwords, but I would do so anyway… Assuming you trust these guys to protect your personal info. Because I sure don’t and neither should you. Which means the number of people on Team #DeleteFacebook is about to grow by leaps and bounds.

Review: Dalinch Apple Watch Stainless Steel Mesh Milanese Loop

Posted in Products with tags on September 28, 2018 by itnerd

I have to admit that I like the look of the Milanese Loop on the Apple Watch. There’s one slight problem. Much like other Apple Watch bands that Apple sells, it is insanely expensive at just under $200 CDN. So I looked for a quality alternative and I believe that I found it in the form of the Dalinch Apple Watch Stainless Steel Mesh Milanese Loop which by comparison is only $20 CDN on Amazon:

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Right out of the gate, this looks and feels like the Apple Milanese Loop having seen, touched and worn one in the Apple Store recently. It feels comfortable and looks extremely stylish. The build quality is excellent. I found the magnet that holds it on your wrist is very strong and I never am worried about it falling off. It also aligns perfectly with the rest of  the band which shows that they put some effort into making this a quality product.

Bottom line: If you want a Milanese Loop on your Apple Watch without paying Apple’s outrageous prices, the Dalinch Apple Watch Stainless Steel Mesh Milanese Loop is the way to go. They come in sizes that fit every Apple Watch from the original one to the brand new Series 4. It will be the best $20 CDN that you’ll spend.

UPDATE: This band seems not to available on Amazon anymore.