Tales from the Crypto

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

Archive for January, 2014

January 29, 2014

Surface 2 –VPN bug disables Metro Internet Explorer

Filed under: General Security,Surface,TCP/IP,Windows 8 @ 3:12 pm

Update 2 – NOT FIXED Yeah, so, I was apparently deluded, the problem is still here. It appears to be a bona-fide bug in Windows 8, with a Hotfix at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2797356 – but that’s only for x86 versions of Windows, and not for the Surface 2. Update – FIXED Since I wrote this article, another issue […]

January 17, 2014

Deploying on the road…

Now that I have a Surface 2, I’m going to leave my laptop at home when I travel. This leaves me with a concern – obviously, I’m going to play with some of my hobby software development while I have “down time”, but the devices for which I’m building are traveling with me, while the […]

January 1, 2014

Thoughts on a New Year

It’s about this time of year that I think… Why do reporters talk so much about NSA spying and Advanced Persistent Threats, when half the websites in existence will cough up cookies if you search for "-alert(document.cookie)-" ? How can we expect people to write secure code when: they don’t know what it is? they […]

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