by Mike Cole
Jordan Wilheim had spent many months in the desert. Months of applying to jobs, interviewing, and being rejected. In March, he very nearly got an offer — and then COVID hit. The oasis turned out to be a mirage.
Still, he persevered. At last, this September, the California native landed the position of his dreams: he was hired as a data scientist at the genetic-testing company Invitae.
It wasn’t easy finding his place in the world of data. We asked Jordan to tell us how he made it happen.
After getting his bachelor’s in biology in 2011, Jordan worked as a lab technician and led bike repair workshops. He still wasn’t sure what he wanted to do. …
What if some of the passwords you use on popular platforms were stored in a readable format a.k.a “plain text”? This is actually quite a serious and basic security flaw that even some of the modern tech giants have left themselves exposed to in recent years.
Usually, when you create a password, whether you’re registering on a new platform or resetting an old or forgotten password, behind the scenes, login systems are designed to mask your passwords using techniques that make them unreadable. …