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  • Email for the modern world

    ON SECURITY

    Susan Bradley

    By Susan Bradley

    When we go online, we begin with a basic tool that started us all on the technology journey years and years ago — an email address.

    Some people consider email addresses temporary, changing them often as they switch ISPs or other services. But others, perhaps a vast majority, consider them a matter of identity.

    Having dealt with clients, friends, and family for decades, I have some recommendations regarding the general use of an email address — including using it for authentication.

    Read the full story in our Plus Newsletter (20.24.0, 2023-06-12).

  • Why is email authentication changing?

    ON SECURITY

    Susan Bradley

    By Susan Bradley

    Throughout the lifetime of Internet-based email, we’ve been told over and over that it was dying, or soon to be dead.

    Then why are we still on a dead platform? Why aren’t we using some new, whiz-bang thing that was touted as so much better than email? There have been some proposed ideas, but they died off.

    I have a rather simple theory: Email comes to you — you don’t have to go find it. And it’s ubiquitous, too. No matter what device you’re using, what vendor it comes from, or what operating system it runs, email works.

    Read the full story in our Plus Newsletter (19.22.0, 2022-05-30).