Hey y'all (said in my Southern drawl that I'm told I have yet cannot hear). I know most of you probably know me as a games journalist, which I am as a writer for Gamasutra, Joystiq, and a handful or other sites like Snackbar Games. What you might not know (and why would you), is that last week I also signed on as a technical writer and corporate blogger for a new internet security company in Tulsa, OK called Vidoop. The company made a pretty big splash earlier this year at the Web 2.0 conference, and will be rolling out some neat features and announcments soon.
But as I am a writer by trade, I wanted to drop a quick line in here and see what people here thought of what the company is doing. We're essentially an OpenID provider that has developed a software-only technology that both eliminates the need for remember passwords on all OpenID and traditional websites, as well as a two-factor security process using images rather than cryptic strings. The software is available now as a Firefox plugin, and will be rolled out soon as an IE plugin and as bookmarlets in the next few weeks.
I know there are security questions and concerns. Nothing stops hacking wholesale, and last week we even showed the tech to Mudge, who liked it, but admitted it was not unbreakable. We agree, but we think this is a step in the right direction.
As said, I'm sort of the community face of the technology, but as I am a longtime member of this community and respect many of the folks here (except you over there drinking Kool Aid, fucker), I'd like to hear your thoughts. If you want, and this by no means whorish, you can drop by the Vidoop blog
to read some of the posts so far, and I'm gonna try to have a new post up every other day sort of talking about features, news, and other wacky things going on at the site (tomorrow's post may or may not have to do with Pokemon....ooo, drama.)
Anyway, thanks for your time. I love you all. Good night, and drive safe.