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         Alun Jones (Security MVP Reconnect) writes about security, cryptography, SSL, PKI, and pretty much anything else that bothers him enough.

Archive for March, 2010

March 20, 2010

Comcast aims for the future

I’m visiting the in-laws in Texas this weekend, and I use the SSTP VPN in Windows Server 2008 R2 to connect home (my client is Windows 7, but it works just as well with Vista). Never had many problems with it up until this weekend. Apparently, on Friday, we had a power cut back at […]

March 7, 2010

Windows 7 Explorer may corrupt MP3 files

I tried to find a less … alarmist tone to take in the title, but when I think of the consequences of this particular bug, I can’t see that I’m going over the top. Quite simply, occasionally Windows 7 Explorer will corrupt files when you copy and/or move them using drag/drop. [So far, I’ve only […]

March 4, 2010

RSA part 1 – Cloud Security

Filed under: General Security,Programmer Hubris @ 11:18 pm

I’m not at RSA, but I’ve been reading some of the coverage of it. A couple of Mr Coviello’s comments about cloud security, as reported in Maggie Shiels’ blog at the BBC, make me a tad upset. "Something is holding back the full realisation of this vision, and that in a word, is security" And […]

March 1, 2010

Calendar Fail

Filed under: Miscellany - not security @ 10:19 am

Thirty days hath September, And all the rest, I can’t remember. [Ancient English rhyme learnt by school-children everywhere.] Our talented model Jesper is demonstrating how bad assumptions about calendar data can occasionally come back to bite you. Important Note: Despite the logo on his sweater, there is no evidence to suggest that this is anything […]

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