When you get your unifi setup, installers normally give you a default password(dir-615 default password) which is stated behind your router. I was strongly adviced to change this passwords by friends and when i was doing this, realised that i didnt have my internet login password. I should have received a slip that had this password given to me apparently which i didnt get. Continue reading »
If not aware yet, Facebook has decided to give you a real identity istead of a no to identify yourself. How does this work? Simple , have a look at the below image :
You can decide what you want your facebook username to look like( subject to availability of course! So this was release over the weekend and some really smart people on the web decided to get creative and this is what happened :
Tim Lunsford grabbed http://www.facebook.com/wp-admin, which will make people confuse it with WordPress admin login of Facebook, if they have any.
Joan Desautels grabbed http://www.facebook.com/suggested, which could be confused with suggested facebook users and surely make a few more friends.
Sergei Polishchuk grabbed http://www.facebook.com/readme.shtml, just in case you wanted to confuse it for the facebook service terms or about pages.
Jack Foster got http://www.facebook.com/staff.aspx, which could otherwise have led you to Facebook staff and their pages.
Smart eh! So have you got yourself a username yet? If you havent, you should hurry before your left with a username which is not your 1st,2nd or even 3rd choice
How many user names and passwords do you have? I personally have got 3 webmail add’s,about 4-5 different online community username/password and many other access indentification for my online presence. How many times have you reached a website and forgotten what the user name or password is and even if you have a option to retrieve it, cant remeber which email address the account is registered with?!
What is Open ID?
OpenID eliminates the need for multiple usernames across different websites, simplifying your online experience.
You get to choose the OpenID Provider that best meets your needs and most importantly that you trust. At the same time, your OpenID can stay with you, no matter which Provider you move to. And best of all, the OpenID technology is not proprietary and is completely free.
Yes, it doesnt sound as tasty if you consider some hacker who magically hacks your detials and effectively has access to all your frequent sites. The problem with having multiple user names and password is the difficulty of coming up with a password that is secure and yet something that you easily remember. Now what if you had a unique username that can be used across the board and that would mean you can come up with a password which is hard to crack or figure out but remember easily because its the only password you need.
Currently there are nearly 10k sites support OpenID, among them Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, Digg, LiveJournal, and many more. Check out the OpenID Directory and myOpenID Site Directory for a comprehensive record of supported websites.
how can you get your OpenID? In fact, if you have a GMail address, you already have one through the Google App Engine. Of course, there are several more options, the most obvious one being OpenID.org.
I have done mine via Google App Engine, have you done yours yet?