Posts for Tag: security

'Dashlane - Great alternative to 1Password'

If - like me - you are looking for a solution to manage all your passwords, don't feel like spending 50€ on [1Password](, and didn't feel convinced by the [other]( [alternatives](, then you will find joy when you learn about [Dashlane](

It features identity, wallet, and password management, all encrypted on their servers, with automatic web form filling and strong password generation. And ... it's free!

The catch is that, if you want synchronization across all your devices, you need the [premium service]( (about 20 dollars per year) which - in my opinion - is not too bad (by the way, you get to try that for 30 days for free). Considering that with - for example - 1Password you need to pay for updates anyways this seems like a better deal.

Of course - as always - [YMMV](

Schiphol-Amsterdam - Airport security at its best

There i was at gate D83 (or should i say 53?), waiting for my flight back to Portugal when something suddenly starts beeping. I turn to look and see a man washing the floor who had just stepped through an unused set of security gates that is laying around there (see picture).

If i'm not mistaken, these (probably older) gates used to have security checks done here, instead of at the main central place where this happens nowadays. I saw these a couple of times before, though i always assumed them to be deactivated. So when the cleaning man passed through it i couldn't help but thinking the potential for experiments. I mean, anyone can potentially play around with it and "try out" which items go through undetected and which will be safely concealed. Call me paranoid, but i think it's already bad that the general public is allowed to be near these things unsupervised, much less the damn things being turned on.