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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 October, 2010

October 17, 2010

So, does the new Zune software help fix my complaints?

Filed under: Miscellany - not security,Zune @ 7:39 pm

You’ll remember, from my previous posts (Zune HD – but not mine, Finally got my Zune HD, Messing around with audio files, Woot got my Zune, Zune can’t get my woot!, All Zune posts) on the subject, that I had some specific complaints about the Zune and its attendant software that I was hoping Microsoft […]

October 12, 2010

US Government Mandates IPv6–are you ready?

Filed under: Alun's code,IPv6,Miscellany - not security @ 11:29 pm

White House CIO Vivek Kundra released a memo last month to US Federal CIOs on transitioning to IPv6, at a workshop on the importance of adopting IPv6. Put simply, the memo gives a timetable for moving the US Federal government to using native IPv6 for all public-facing web and Internet sites. The end of Financial […]

New Zune software–less panicked now.

Filed under: Miscellany - not security,Zune @ 8:33 am

Although the new Zune software doesn’t start up the moment I plug in my Zune (maybe I’m missing a setting), the Marketplace Apps listing has come back, along with three new games, “Castles and Cannons”, “Dr. Optics Light Lab”, and “WordMonger”: and one new, very welcome, app, “Windows Live Messenger”: No update for the Zune […]

October 11, 2010

Nice new Zune software… but…

Filed under: Miscellany - not security,Zune @ 11:17 pm

I kind of expected that the arrival of the Windows Phone 7 would cause an update to the Zune software interface. Sure enough, as soon as I tried to download a new episode of “The Guild”, an update was forced on me, along with a new licence agreement. What I didn’t expect was this… Yes, […]

October 8, 2010

NCSAM post 2–passwords

National Cyber Security Awareness Month is October, and after a brief interruption, I’m continuing my series of posts that dump out some of the basic parts of security that make all the advanced stuff worthwhile. Passwords are quite a challenge for many people, because they embody a number of things that people are bad at. […]

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