So earlier someone wrote this The whole “never store plaintext passwords” really means “never store more than you need.” The sad truth is, that it doesn’t mean that. 1st, no system is absolutely secure. Any developer who tells you otherwise is either 1) an idiot, or 2) a damn big idiot. 2nd, for alot of people, emails are their life. With access to their email, one can do ALOT of things. For example, take over their lives. Storing their passwords that have a chance of being the same as their email ones is putting them at risk of losing control … Continue reading Why you never store passwords.
DevCon Asia was one of the best developer events I’ve been to. Serious. Aside from the free Playbook, which I’ll do a review on some other day, DevCon was really well organised, and as one of the guys behind GeekcampSG 2011, I have to say I was blown away by the event, especially the party (that said, i think the geekcamp guys did a great. i’m guessing DevCon Asia had a budget hundreds of times more than ours, hence they could pull off a real party. regardless, they’ve set a new bar for developer parties, and conferences in the region … Continue reading Blackberry DevCon Asia