Archive for December, 2006
Should your every move in public be recorded and available for review?

Already prevalent in the U.K., Since Sept. 11, communities across America are increasingly turning to advanced digital video surveillance systems as anti-terrorism and crime-fighting tools. The town of Eagleville, Tenn. is but another. Are you comfortable with having your every public movement recorded? One think tank looks to find common ground.

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Flaws Detected in Microsoft’s Vista

Microsoft is facing an early crisis of confidence in the quality of its Windows Vista operating system as computer security researchers and hackers have begun to find potentially serious flaws in the system that was released to corporate customers late last month.

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Smash the RFID chip in your US Passport

The RFID in new US Passports is easily spoofed. What’s a paranoid US denizen to do? Why smash your Passport with a hammer!

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Prevent Computer Viruses

In the last three years or so I haven’t had a single computer virus on my main system unless I put it there on purpose.  I use a very simple method to prevent computer viruses and malware from ever getting on my system. 

check it out here: http://elamb.org/hacked/how-to-prevent-computer-virus.htm

 

A Technical Guide to Anonymous Blogging

There are a number of ways you can hide your identity when using the Interne You will see, some of the strategies for protecting identity online require a great deal of technical knowledge and effort. Others, not so much it just depends on how paranoid you are.

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Flaws Detected in Microsoft’s Vista

Microsoft is facing an early crisis of confidence in the quality of its Windows Vista operating system as computer security researchers and hackers have begun to find potentially serious flaws in the system that was released to corporate customers late last month.

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2006: MPAA vs. BitTorrent Sites

The battle between the MPAA and BitTorrents has interested me in the last couple of years. It amazes me how much resources the MPAA (and the RIAA) waste in lawsuits when they could be completely controling the Internet market that is in the billion$.

We’ve seen several confrontations between the MPAA and some of the bigger BitTorrent sites this year. Here’s a roundup of some the most memorable events.

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Myspace struggling to protect it’s user base from phishers

A lot of myspace phishing attacks are very basic “ask for your login & password” type attacks. Just a basic security awareness is enough to avoid the avergage myspace malware and/or page hack. You should be careful of who you invite as a friend and what you download.

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Universities Vulnerable to ID Thieves

“Universities have become attractive targets for hackers who are taking advantage of the openness of the schools’ networks, their decentralized security and the personal information they keep on millions of young adults. Universities account for more than 50 data breaches on a list of more than 300 so far this year.”

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How *Not* To Use Cookies

Cookies are a useful tool, but they come with a lot of potential for abuse. Not only will advertisers attempt to track your activities, but poorly designed web applications create security holes that attackers can exploit to gain access to account data. We demonstrate what can happen when a website improperly uses cookies for customer tracking.

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