Star Apps: Lyndsey Scott

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Star Apps: Lyndsey Scott

Star Apps: Lyndsey Scott

Posted: 10 Apr 2014 05:51 PM PDT

Model Lyndsey Scott is used to the limelight, having been an in-demand high fashion and lingerie model for the likes of Prada, Calvin Klein, Louis Vuitton, and Victoria's Secret. In recent months, she's also generated positive buzz in the tech world after developing three apps: Educate!, a companion app for the Educate! organization, which helps develop future leaders in Uganda; iPort, a stylish portfolio app for models, architects, and artists; and most, recently, The Matchmaker, a truly innovative social networking app. But there was a time, back in high school, when Scott wasn't so popular and actually faced major bullying. Scott chatted with me about the harassment, learning to program, finding success in both modeling and tech, increasing the number of women and persons of color in tech, and her favorite apps.

Model Lyndsey Scott: self portrait

(Credit: Lyndsey Scott)

Now that you've been outed in the media as an app developer, what kind of response have you gotten from your modeling fans? For the past month, there have been a few articles addressing the same thing, talking about how I do the modeling and the prog... [Read more]

Heartbleed: Two steps to protect your information

Posted: 10 Apr 2014 05:08 PM PDT

Heartbleed is a security flaw that's plaguing as much as two-thirds of the Internet, including many popular sites like Yahoo and GitHub. On sites affected by Heartbleed, user accounts are vulnerable -- your username, password, credit card number, and other private information may be exposed. Companies are scrambling to patch their sites.

But don't sit around waiting for a fix. Take these two defensive steps:

1. Check whether your most-visited sites are vulnerable

CNET has already checked the top 100 sites to see if they have Heartbleed patches, so visit that page first. For sites not on the list, use the following tools:

Filippo Valsorda's Heartbleed test

LastPass Heartbleed checker

2. Change your passwords when the sites are safe

If you've confirmed that a site has been hit by Heartbleed, don't rush to update your password. Wait for an announcement that the site has been patched. Then we recommend changing your password.

As always, it's a good idea to have a different password for every account. To keep track of all those logins, try a password manager. LastPass's mobile apps include Heartbleed scans, but you must have a paid Premium account to use them.

... [Read more]


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