The Techsperts: Smart Passwords, Smart Phone Security | KCUR

The Techsperts: Smart Passwords, Smart Phone Security

Jun 24, 2012

About 3 weeks ago, users learned that hackers had gained access to LinkedIn's databases, when 6.5 million passwords were posted to an underground forum.


Monday on Up to Date, Steve Kraske welcomes Techspserts Dustin Jacobsen and Justin Parlette to talk about password security, how safe your passwords are, and how you can make an educated guess about how carefully any company is handling your sensitive  information.  Justin uses a program called "One Password" on his Apple devices to keep track of some of his passwords. Dustin uses "LastPass."

We'll also look into a new pair of sunglasses that allow you to record videos, chat about the world's most powerful computer, and peer into the new Retina display on the new MacBook Pro.

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Dustin Jacobsen, Chief Strategy Officer at Flat Square Technology Group, leads the practice on mobile, social and emerging technology projects. Jacobsen holds a BS from Iowa State University and an MBA, magna cum laude, from Baker University. He blogs about all things marketing and technology at and is on Twitter at@dustinj.

Justin Parlette is an Apple Certified technician who has supported Apple products for over 15 years. Trained by Apple as part of their crack group of technicians (you call them "Geniuses"), he now works for UMKC as their resident Apple expert. Parlette also writes and directs the critically acclaimed web series "Dead Wait," a zombie story set in Kansas City which unfolds at Follow his escapades on Twitter at @jpar0.