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OpenID is an third-party identification protocol that allows users to log on to multiple websites with only one username and password.  Users register with one OpenID website, called an Identity Provider.  The user can then log on to any website that accepts OpenID using the identity from the provider.  The “OpenID Acceptor,” as it is … Continue reading

Glossary of terms

Add This – refers to the embedded code on a website that allows the user to subscribe or share via social media in one step.  Analytics also allow the social media site to determine which pages are trending. Application Programming Interface (API) – structured set of software tools that provides an interface to a backend … Continue reading

Passwords & Social Media

An employee’s personal social media page may offer prospective hackers a backdoor into company protected information. Many companies are moving towards lengthy and complex passwords, which has placed additional strain on password recovery procedures. Many of these “forgot password” security procedures ask for pseudo personal information such as a user’s high school mascot or mother’s … Continue reading