11/20/2012 - Macworld: Why smart people do silly things online
Petraeus has self-control: His self-discipline was “legendary,” according to Time Magazine. And Petraeus knows what he’s doing: During his time as a four-star general and as director of the CIA, he acquired an intimate knowledge of how easily email can be hacked. And that’s why it’s so incredible that even Petraeus did the dumbest thing imaginable when it came to his email: He trusted it with his secrets.
9/29/2012 - IT Knowledge Exchange: Send private data securely
In my job as a Network Administrator, I’m constantly called upon to reset passwords to email, network shares and sensitive corporate resources. Up to now, it has been my standard procedure to transmit passwords and other login information only by phone, but this is tedious and time-consuming and often becomes downright onerous as a rousing game of phone tag ensues. I found a better way, though, one that anyone can use to send any kind of sensitive information to anyone without fear of disclosure to the darker denizens of the interwebs.
8/08/2012 - PC World: How to Send Sensitive Information Via Email
Suppose corporate needs your bank's routing and account numbers to get you set up for direct deposits. Or the IT department needs your password to upgrade or modify your account. That's not the kind of information you typically want to share via email. Or instant message. Or even fax. Ideally, it's the kind of thing you'd write on a sticky note and hand directly to the person who needs it.
5/27/2012 - HowToGeek: The Best Apps and Cloud Services for Taking, Storing, and Sharing Notes
OneShar.es does not require a password or registration and can also be used on Android and iOS devices.
3/02/2012 - TUAH: Oneshar.es: For those messages that need to stay secret
There are some things that you just don't want to send through regular email: your credit card number, your Social Security Number (if you live in the USA), and other messages that you really don't want anyone else to read.
2/23/2012 - BetaBeat: There’s a Bomb on This Message! How Oneshar.es Lets You Cover Your Tracks
Ever emailed someone a password? Ever had to send a family member your credit card number? How about, did you ever send some information by email that you wish, maybe, you could take back (lookin’ at you, Scarlett)?
2/20/2012 - ABC 17 News: App Aims to Destroy Private Info (on-air broadcast video)
"It's easy for people to lose sight of how much data is on their computer or laptops or cell phones," said Columbia technology lawyer Craig Chval.
2/16/2012 - Thrillist: OneShar.es
Since the most secure/badass missive is the one that self-destructs, simply enter any confidential info (ATM pin, passwords, Hatch number sequences you got from Desmond...) in the specified window on this site (or with their iOS/Android apps), and it'll generate a custom URL to copy & paste into an email/IM/text, which once opened will never load again.
2/15/2012 - UrbanDaddy: Forward Stop: This Email Will Self-Destruct
...take note of OneShar.es, a website that will ensure your email communications permanently self-destruct after they’re read by their intended recipient, online now.
2/14/2012 - C|Net: 'This e-mail will self-destruct...' (here's how)
A good example would be sending a loan banker your Social Security number and other personal financial information. Or, maybe you just want to vent about your boss to a co-worker and don't trust that your e-mail is completely private (odds are, it isn't).
2/11/2012 - Mashable: 'This Message Will Self-Destruct': One Shar.es Erases Data After Transmission
Genius Idea: Allows your sensitive data from becoming one of the many "read" emails in a recipient's inbox, which could potentially be accessed if his or her smartphone is lost or stolen.
2/11/2012 - TechPack: Create and Send Self Destructive Messages with OneShar.es
Self destructive messages that you may created on OneShar.es disappear permanently without leaving any digital footprint once opened.
2/11/2012 - TechSip.IN: No one deletes email, so protect your information- OneShar.es
“The data you enter is encrypted from your browser to our servers and stored encrypted. Your private URL holds part of the key to unlock the content. This URL is sent to whoever needs access to it. Once its viewed, its permanently deleted. So while you may have the OneShar.es URL in your outbox and the recipient may have it in their inbox, it can never be retrieved again after being viewed.”
1/8/2012 - ZDNet: Mac users of iChat messaging could be burned by new AIM logging
As pointed out recently by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), a new logging feature introduced into AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) raises many privacy concerns. However, Mac users may not be aware that iChat uses the AIM service.
1/6/2012 - New AOL IM considered harmful by privacy warriors
Preview versions of AOL Instant Messenger centrally log communications by default as well as scanning private IMs for URLs that are then pre-fetched, the Electronic Frontier Foundation warns. Representatives of the EFF met AOL to share their concerns, receiving assurances that changes will be made to the software especially when it comes to the pre-fetching of web addresses.
1/04/2012 - Online privacy in 2012, will you care more or care less?
Online privacy is one of those topics that come up on a case by case basis. If you’re really afraid about privacy on the Internet, you’re probably not using the Internet.
12/19/201 - Can Your Boss Read Your Text Messages?
The short answer is that currently an employer has no right to read an employee’s text messages without their knowledge and consent. And service providers are also barred from turning over the contents of the messages to the employer who pays for the service. But this could all change soon.
12/2/2011 - Is Your Personal and Private Information Safe Online?
Assume that anything you post on social media sites, regardless of how “private” your settings, may be seen by the “public.” So as Kelby Carr puts it, “Don’t put anything online you wouldn’t put on a billboard.”
8/24/2011 - 8 Tips for Using Email Safely
Don’t email credit card data. If you really must email credit card information, use separate emails for your credit card number, expiration date, and security code. Don’t broadcast in your subject line that you are sending the information. Information you requested is a safer subject line than Credit card information.
7/8/2011 - Is it safe to send bank details over email?
...You place a certain amount of trust in those you give a cheque to, it will either be sent by post inside a sealed envelope or handed directly to its intended recipient. Sending these details by email is more like handing the cheque to a chap at the back of a shop queue and asking him to pass it along to the cashier. Unless the information has been encrypted, there’s no real security when using email. You’re adopting a blind trust that along every step of the way nobody is going to read the message, and that’s where the question of risk comes into play.
1/28/2011 - Sensitive Data in Email
Sending email is insecure -- Unless you encrypt your email messages, it is possible that someone can intercept and read your message. You no longer control the sensitive data -- The email can be forwarded to people without your knowledge or consent.