Finally, a report conducted by a study group of competent people full of common sense, from the French senate, has recognized the uselessness of the SAIP mobile application which has been developed under the previous French government as a way to warn the population about terrorist attacks in their neighborhood.
I have been developing websites and web applications for more than 15 years now and I wanted to list the top 10 situations where I spent (or wasted?) a lot of time debugging or managing a situation where the root cause was tricky (or stupid?).
The German mobile operator O2 confirmed that hackers used an exploit of the SS7 protocol to steal Two Factor Authentication (2FA) SMS codes sent by online banking websites to confirm fund transfers. They could successfully steal money from O2 customers bank accounts doing fund transfers at night.
All High Tech news websites have announced it between the end of March and beginning of April: “Pornhub And YouPorn Enable HTTPS Encryption So Your Private Time Can Truly Remain Private”. This is a misleading understanding of what https does: in fact, your browsing habits are not so private with https.
I am sometimes puzzled by the customer experience I face when using a new online service, and I try to imagine the process used by the team who came up with the customer journey that I found annoying while using the service. An example is how some online services are using firstname.lastname@example.org emails.
Google has just launched a great certification program called “mobile sites” where they advocate for their vision of how mobile websites should be designed and optimized to improve the user experience. It gives some interesting statistics on page size and loading speed that everyone involved in website development should know.