How your mom will get owned next year . . .

http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9049269&intsrc=news_ts_head Hopefully she’s running Vista with UAC turned on so that IE runs at low IL, on a machine that supports hardware DEP, as a standard user.

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Geekonomics?

Looks like an interestingb read: http://www.geekonomicsbook.com/ If you check out his blog it looks like he may touch on some of the ‘cyber espionage’ that’s going on . . . nice to see someone able to distinguish the difference between ‘cyber crime’ and ‘cyber espionage’ (which is not ‘cyber war’).

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Is your Mac laughing at you?

Very interesting blog post on OSX’s coming of age: http://www.robhyndman.com/2007/11/14/ive-been-attacked-by-a-leopard/ It’s a very interesting read about the trials and tribulations of a Leopard upgrade that even caught the attention of Fake Steve: http://fakesteve.blogspot.com/2007/11/i-am-so-sick-of-this-griping-about.html That dude’s not alone – even the Scobleizer is having problems: http://scobleizer.com/2007/11/16/caught-in-apple-restart-hell/ Now imagine having to release and test your OS and…

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Cisco Telepresence Magic

This is all kinds of awesome: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcfNC_x0VvE

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More Vista perf / reliability updates (sigh) . . .

Freaking release SP1 already: http://windowsvistablog.com/blogs/windowsvista/archive/2007/11/12/new-updates-to-windows-vista-available-via-windows-update-this-week.aspx

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The second coming of Zune . . .

Zuneinites unite!http://www.engadget.com/2007/11/12/new-zunes-get-unboxed-reviewed-and-microsoft-firms-up-plans/ Personally I can’t wait . . . I’m torn between buying a Zune 80 and a Zune 8 . . . guess I’m going to have to play with each – but I watch too much TV on my Zune now as it is so I think I’ll have to have the 80…

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Overclocking the new 45nm Intel chips to 4Ghz?

Fascinating article . . . I used to build overclocked systems all the time but haven’t really felt the need in a while (not since taking my dual 300mhz Celeron’s to 450mhz) . . . recent overclocks haven’t seemed to yield much (admittadly I don’t stay on top of this very well) which just makes…

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Hushmail – not so quiet after all!

In a previous life I did consulting for various law enfrocement agencies teaching them about how the bad guys they were interested in may be using the Internet to conduct business and keep ahead of the law.  Hushmail (and of course encrypted emails in general) was one of the threats we identified for the LE…

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Click-through cloaking (coming to a hacked site near you).

So yesterday I became aware of a web site that had been compromised and that was employing a concept known as ‘click-through cloaking’.  The web site in question can be found by going to Google or Live.com and searching for “open voting foundation”.  The first search result is the site in question.  But do NOT…

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Apple patches 7 more QuickTime vulns . . .

Unbelievable . . . or sadly – all too believable . . . Apple patches 7 more QT vulns: http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9045599 What I find amazing is that: They don’t use severity ratings (still!) but do admit (at least) that these are RCE vulns. They seem to be getting worse – not better with QuickTime to the…

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