Saturday, December 01, 2007

Security firm cracks encryption for Microsoft's wireless keyboards

Okay; I have absolutely no idea if this is actually important to anyone not already wearing a tinfoil beanie (with or without propellor) and NSA types. But it does illustrate the extent to which our systems and tools are being scrutinized. And anyone who reads up on stuff like this has to despair at the state of security.


Leopard is the New Vista, and It's Pissing Me Off

Writing in PC Magazine, Oliver Rist takes Apple to task over Leopard. This is a harsh criticism, by any standard, but well worth your time.


Thursday, November 29, 2007

EFF Releases Reports and Software to Spot Interference with Internet Traffic

Are you a ComCast subscriber? Do you think your ISP is fooling with your business on the web? The Electronic Frontier Foundation has some tools for you, including a rather windy how-to (including some necessary network theory as background) on how to spot such tomfoolery. Just click on the link titled "Detecting Packet Injection: A Guide to Observing Packet Spoofing by ISPs".


Hackers hijack web search results ( BBC News )

Deliberate poisoning of search engines endangers Windows computers using Google, MSN and Yahoo search engines. Comments from Sunbelt, Trend and others.

It gets worse everyday, as the criminals try to find new ways to sneak into your private information.

Sunbelt's blog has more details

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Age Determines Technology's Value

"Look at a PC and what do you see? Many baby boomers and older members of Generation X are conscious of the technology and infrastructure that make PCs work; then they see content. Generation Y and the Millennials see just content."

What do you see? Maybe it's a good thing to be old! :)


Ten things holding back tech

Interesting indictments.


Rambus aims for a terabyte of bandwidth

Now this is a cool one. You can find several articles about it around the well known tech news sites. I chose this one because it is short.

I know this would be an important gain in computer capabilities but, to be perfectly honest, I can't get my mind around the concept. It is just too far removed from today. I guess that means it would be a very great leap forward. If you can't imagine the benefits, they are either imaginary or very huge.


Monday, November 26, 2007

Rumour of new hole in Windows

This one is to be proven, as the announcement at Heise makes perfectly clear. Still, it's one to watch, to see if we are in any danger.


New QuickTime bug opens XP, Vista to attack

Another week, another set of vulnerabilities.


Sunday, November 25, 2007

OnComputers Radio show Podcast 11-25-07

This is the On Computers Radio show podcast for 11-25-07. You can listen live every Sunday from 10AM to 1PM Pacific thats 1PM to 4PM Eastern. Join us for the live show and chat. If you prefer, you can download the same MP3 file here via ftp.