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My Sunday Washington Post Business Section column is out. This morning, we look at how to avoid usual errors when you are managing your online banking, investment, and retirement accounts: Protect your assets by practicing common-sense cybersecurity.
Here’s an excerpt from the column:
“We spend most of our time in financial markets looking at ways to deploy our capital: What assets to buy or sell, how much we should save for retirement, whether we should own more of these stocks and less of those bonds.
We don’t spend so much time thinking about the ways we can lose that money — to fraud and to common theft. We should be more vigilant, especially as we move our lives online, with digital access to our checking and savings accounts, our online portfolios, even our taxes.
It is impossible to make yourself hack-proof, but you can make yourself less vulnerable. It all starts with some common-sense security steps. Three ways you probably can improve your existing practices.”
There are quote a few common sense suggestions that I am going to bet many of you are not following . . .
Protect your assets by practicing common-sense cybersecurity
Washington Post, April 12 2015
NEVER TRY TO CORRAL THE CUSTOMER People balk at being controlled. Once you place limits, the public abandons you or finds a way to circumvent what you are doing. Give people the opportunity to do more, to expand their horizons, to share. Once you tell them what they cannot do, you’re screwed. This is why…Read More
1. CHECK YOUR GRAMMAR No one’s going to take you seriously if you use “there” instead of “their” or “your” instead of “you’re.” Maybe you should write your missives in Word first, where there’s a grammar checker. Or maybe run your prospective words by your mother, since you want her to be proud of you….Read More
Nice article on disintermediation from Tom Goodwin: “Uber, the world’s largest taxi company, owns no vehicles. Facebook, the world’s most popular media owner, creates no content. Alibaba, the most valuable retailer, has no inventory. And Airbnb, the world’s largest accommodation provider, owns no real estate. Something interesting is happening.” To say the least ….Read More
Click thru for live Twitter feed Congrats to my colleague and partner Josh Brown, for hitting a major milestone this week: 100,000 Twitter followers. If you are not following Josh on Twitter, you are missing some of the most insightful and hilarious comments about the workings of the financial markets in all the…Read More
MVNO: Mobile Virtual Network Operator
Google Inc. (GOOGL) announced yesterday that it plans to unveil a new wireless service within the next few months. The service would be small and available within the U.S, and it is intended to integrate with Android products. Google’s already-strained relationship with the telecom industry could widen if the product is perceived as a threat to wireless carriers like Verizon (VZ), Sprint (S) and AT&T (T).
Google to Big Telecom: Work with us or perish