My rant of the day about LinkedIn
I'm pissed about the breach that occurred recently of the harvesting of user logins and passwords for LinkedIn Accounts.
Good luck with my password, it's not one of the 99% that would have been easily deciphered. Not too concerned about that.
However today I received a supposedly legitimate email reminding me of LinkedIn invitations pending for my review. The usual practise is to the click the links in the email to go directly to the LinkedIn site. I do not just click anything, I will always hover over links to view urls before the right index finger engages, I'm certain many of you do not, and I immediately see that links are pointing to some other website.
Why am I so pissed ? Because some idiot years ago solving the problem
of unique user names for login credentials came up with the idea of hey, why not impose the use of email addresses as a unique identifier ?
and so everyone followed this stupid idea tailored for stupid people who have trouble either creating a user name or remembering the user name they created for a site previously registered.
My gmail address is used as my user login at LinkedIn. Now I am being flooded with spam because my user login being my email address is now available to the public. This is along with the other 20 or so recipients whose first name starts with the letter S.
Rant ends here. Have a nice day :)
And by the way I have a nice case study about a successful Openbravo installation recently done by our team, http://bluescape.asia/case-study-openbravo-retail.html