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Wanna improve your coding skills? Play CheckiO

CheckiO is a game designed for collaborative education. It gets coders from around the world together to learn from each other in an online game environment. Different challenges or tasks are published to the system by the players. Other players then try and solve the request with their code. Others then challenge the code and improve on it making everyone learn new and faster ways to code.

Give CheckiO a look if you want to improve your coding skills and be a code master.

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Get playing this Vacation! The Game Beyond is Mobile!

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Get playing this Vacation! The Game Beyond is Mobile!

The Game Beyond is now Live on Udemy! Over the last few years I've gotten so much positive feedback about my Game Design workshop that I knew I had to find a way to scale it. That moment has arrived! Using the education platform of Udemy, you can now take The Game Beyond course on on your computer, or take it with you on most smartphones and tablets. Read more about how you can get an early bird discount.

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Learn the basics of Game Design in a day

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Learn the basics of Game Design in a day

Gamification has become a very hot topic for many companies, startups and organizations. Most people want to learn some basics of game design to help them with creating better applications, platforms and services. Wouldn't it be great if you could do a crash course to learn the basics of Game Design?

Many of you know that I have been teaching New Media and Game Design at the HKU for many years now ...

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Bitcoin Explained in 3 minutes Video

There is a lot of buzz nowadays about bitcoin. Some people are saying it is a good investment. But I'm sure you are wondering how it works. I've been following bitcoin on and off for a couple of years now, and it seems it is starting to tip into the mainstream media with lots of rumors running around it. Before you get caught up in the rumors, have a look at what bitcoin is. This is a great video that explains how the system works. Many people are switching due to the distrust that is forming around defaulting and corrupt banking systems. Could bitcoin be the answer, or just a stepping stone to a new type of currency?


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How to hack a former employee's LinkedIn account

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How to hack a former employee's LinkedIn account

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This is a surprisingly easy way that employers can hack into a former employee's LinkedIn account. They can change anything they want, including password and the former employee wouldn't know until it is to late. This was a discovery I made today when...

I received a phone call from one of my former colleagues. She was having trouble changing information on the company's LinkedIn page. Seeing as how I used to be one of the admins, she tried to login with my company e-mail. At one point  I had added my company e-mail as a contact. I no longer use that e-mail and thought the account was deactivated. However, like with most companies, the mail account can be remade or retrieved.

Now it is important to note that I originally registered with a different e-mail to linkedIn and had a different primary e-mail address than my company e-mail. What I did not know, was that if you have an e-mail address associated to your profile account, you can login using that e-mail as a username.

So she had my username. Then the password was all that was needed. For this a simple password recovery sent to the company e-mail was all that was needed to reset the password and voila, she was in my account. But unfortunately I was no longer admin of the page, so she had to start all over. She was nice enough to call me and tell me what my password had been reset too. To be honest I was really amazed that she was able to do this so easily as she is not someone who I would call technical.

So how to you keep your old employer from taking your account? Make sure to remove any past e-mails from your account. This took a little searching to try and find where it was.

How to keep linkedin safe from former colleagues
How to keep linkedin safe from former colleagues

1. Hover on your name in the top right corner, and select settings from the drop-down menu.

2. Under your profile picture click on Primary E-mail address CHANGE/ADD

3. Now remove any former e-mail addresses. Try to keep it to just 2 e-mails max.

That's it, your a bit safer now. I hope you enjoyed this post. If you did please share it with friends or colleagues who would find it useful.

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