My pet’s name is too short

A nice little article pointing out flaws in so may of those website “security questions”. My pet’s name is too short In addition to the points raised in the article, I always get cross at sites which offer a set of “security” questions all of which are either (a) obvious from a bit of searching …

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How Difficult Is Securing Cloud Platforms?

In my dark moments I worry about the security of cloud computing. I used to be pretty upbeat about security, until some servers I was using to run a small specialist java hosting business were hacked. This resulted in the collapse of that business and the loss of several customer sites. Since then I have …

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A cluster of mobile-phone links

My “blog about this” pile is growing too high again. Time to lump a few links together. This post is a bunch of stuff related to usage and technology of mobile phones. ABC News: Beware of PedTEXTrians! Gorenje puts you in control of your appliances via iPhone Motion-Powered Cell Phone Charger Coming Soon VoIP Goes …

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Password management finally possible

Like many others I have signed up for a lot of on-line services over the years. Keeping track of all those user ids and passwords is a big pain, especially if I find myself scratching my head to remember a user id for some service when I am at a different desk or a different …

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Phish Your Colleagues With PhishMe

The world is becoming a progressively stranger place. Now a company can buy a service to direct “phishing” attacks at its own employees. Such attacks send plausible appearing emails with instructions to click on a link and enter private details (or otherwise follow some dangerous series of steps). Usually “phishing” is used by people wishing …

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