Cookies, Security and Privacy
We use the cookies to identify logged in visitors and we also use Google's Analytics, to help us get better at writing the news our visitors want and to get better at structuring the information. So if you don't like cookies, please disable them in your browser, but it will make it impossible to log into this site!
Generally speaking we do a lot for the security of the data on this site.
Without the content created by our visitors (editors, contributors, etc.), this site would be an empty shell, so we go to a lot of trouble protecting all that content.
One way of making sure our security is good, is to use people from the IT industry, developers with a proven track record. This site is done by a developer with 20+ years of development experience and 15+ years of experience developing dynamic web-sites.
External log in
If you're still reluctant to create an account on this site, we have made it possible to use an external account for logging in. Instead of creating an account on this site, you can use your existing Google, Facebook or Twitter account. You will not have a username/password combination stored locally in our database. We do store some data though:
- The account's unique id from the external site (to recognize you the next time you visit our site).
- Your account's username. Set a display name on this site to avoid it being visible to others.
- Your account's e-mail address, if available. You can change this e-mail address to something else.
If you do not have a Google, Facebook or Twitter account, or do not want any connection between your accounts and this site, it is also possible to create a regular, local account on this site.
To help protect our users against spammers, we do require a valid e-mail address when a new account is created. We will send an e-mail to the given address to have you validate that the address is yours!
To help protect your account against hackers, we have a system in-place that will lock your account after a set number of failed password attempts. This should make a brute force attack really hard. Your password is of course also encrypted in the database and for added security we use salt.
We'll get back to this ASAP!