UK startup Frostbox, which aims to be the Dropbox of social media, is offering up pieces of the company to investors — but only those with Klout scores of 60 and above.
We are big fans of LinkedIn here at Frostbox, so it was a shock to see the 6.5 million unique hashed passwords appeared in an online forum based in Russia.
If you suspect you might have been amongst the ones who were affected, here’s how you can find out if your LinkedIn password was stolen.
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By now, you’ve probably read or heard about Wired staff writer Mat Honan’s journey through digital hell, in which hackers social-engineered Apple into giving them the keys to his digital life, allowing them to scrub his laptop, iPhone and iPad, hijack his and Gizmodo’s Twitter accounts and delete eight-years-worth of email from his Gmail account.
Honan admits to making a number of mistakes — such as failing to enable two-factor authentication and not backing up his data — that allowed the hack to escalate to the point from which there was no return.
In the hope of preventing you from experiencing a similar fate, we’ve listed a number of steps you can take to protect your data and your identity online. While nothing is foolproof — if hackers install a keystroke logging Trojan horse on your computer, all bets are off — these steps will help protect you from the tactics that Honan’s hackers used, and other ones out there.
[Photo: Jon Snyder/Wired]
Machine Prints Food Smells On Postcards
O.k this is pretty crazy, The “Food printer” has a camera, a smell extractor and a printer. When you’re ready to go the camera snaps a shot of the food while the smell extractor gathers the smells and the printer than prints the postcard with aroma ink.
We love our Creative Director James. To express our appreciation, we made him cookies. That’s how we roll. Oh yeah.
Frostbox is a freemium service that’s hopefully rolling out their first invite only beta next month. They offer a cloud service that not only does the usual thing cloud storage does (file storage and sharing), Frostbox also offers a complete social media backup service.
Never worry about losing your data if something goes wrong with your accounts or if a disgruntled ex decides to delete your account!