Harry Waldron pointed out on his blog an article from the CRN Test Center that claims that XP and Vista are equally at peril when it comes to security.
There are many problems with this CRN review, the most obvious being that they appeared to be testing Vista as a virus-detection platform, which it isn’t. In […]
Ars Technica reports that Congress is looking in to the extent of the cooperation between phone companies and the NSA. This interest was sparked by the White House’s proposal for retroactive immunity.
What’s interesting about this, however, is what it really means to call for retroactive immunity. It’s one thing to provide immunity for possible future […]
I was playing around today with Google searches to see what has happened so far with May’s patch releases. First of all, I simply did a Google search for the KB numbers of each patch to compare results of each. Here is a graph of the results:
This is somewhat expected, with the IE patch being […]
Ok, this post is really just an advertisement for an affiliate program I am in but I thought it was interesting enough to promote:
Looking at their selection I found that some of their book titles–The History of Chocolate or The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Sex–might invite someone to want to pick them up and read and […]
Sprites mods has an interesting article about hacking the protection of a hardware authentication device:
What’s interesting about this is that it shows how easy it is to feel like a hardware device is providing a second factor of authentication when in reality all it is doing is giving you single factor authentication twice. And although […]
Here’s a password strength tester, and probably one of the most effective I have seen. Just enter your password in the text box and click on the search button. If you get no results, chances are your password is pretty good.
I think many of you will be very be surprised how common your “secret” password […]
I got a chance to review a [uh, text only] copy of the Playboy article about Kevin Mitnick and was quite surprised with how captivated I was reading it. The author makes an excellent point in the article—not through what he says but how he makes you feel—that hacking is cool.
The article brought back some […]
I recently experienced a small technology miracle: I found myself a stapler that doesn’t mangle staples and doesn’t jam. For years those twisted and contorted staples stuck in my carpet were a perpetual reminder of how technology has failed us.
Yet despite my already large graveyard of abandoned staplers, I never gave up my search […]