What's this strange relationship that we hold on to?

Today’s writing efforts are in a format I don’t do a lot of work in (although if any editors are watching, I’m more than happy to), namely feature-length guides. In this case, a guide to online consumer security for CNET.com.au:
Online Transaction Security: Tips For Staying Safe: “Any time that much money is changing hands on a regular basis, there will be sharks circling trying to snap off a chunk of cash…”

About the author

Alex Kidman is a multi-award winning Australian technology writer, former editor at Gizmodo, CNET, GameSpot, ZDNet, PC Mag, APC, Finder and as a contributor to the ABC, SMH, AFR, Courier Mail, GadgetGuy, PC & Tech Authority, Atomic and many more. He's been writing professionally since 1998, and his passions include technology, social issues, education, retro gaming and professional wrestling.


  1. Good article Alex, nice overview. I like to reduce the number of passwords I need to remember by using 1Password – love the way it integrates with all my different browsers, even has an iPhone app, and I can use it to store and fill in credit card payment details as well as passwords.
    I’m a bit worried with their decision to move away from OSX keychains and towards their own proprietary keychain tech – I like the way I can count on OSX to backup and secure everything I store in my OSX keychains. Otherwise, I love it to bits.

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