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The Techsperts: Smart Passwords, Smart Phone Security

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.

Questions or comments for our Techsperts? You can post on this page or on KCUR's Facebook page, uptodate@kcur.org, or Tweet us @KCURUptoDate.

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 ShakeGently.com 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 www.dead-wait.com. Follow his escapades on Twitter at @jpar0.


Stephen Steigman is director of Classical KC. You can email him at <a href="mailto:Stephen.Steigman@classicalkc.org">Stephen.Steigman@classicalkc.org</a>.
When I host Up To Date each morning at 9, my aim is to engage the community in conversations about the Kansas City area’s challenges, hopes and opportunities. I try to ask the questions that listeners want answered about the day’s most pressing issues and provide a place for residents to engage directly with newsmakers. Reach me at steve@kcur.org or on Twitter @stevekraske.