Category: Computer security

Apr 23 2010

ICU nurse insists cell phones not a threat to patients

You know those hospital signs that insist your cell phone can disrupt pacemakers and heart monitoring equipment? It’s not true. I’ve got the audio to prove it…

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Jul 17 2009

Steekr’s low password entropy

Twitter suffered yet another security PR nightmare thanks to a weak password. Coincidentally, a mature antivirus firm chose that moment to advertise an online file storage service with passwords limited to only letters and numbers…

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May 27 2009

Graham Cluley, hello?

Hmmm. Does he read my personal blog?

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May 08 2009

WebSense.com sends spam with no opt-out

Irony, anyone? Computer security firm WebSense sends “announcement” emails with no opt-out…

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Apr 09 2009

One step closer to a Ragpicker

Netbooks bring us one step closer to Jeff Dunte­mann’s vision of a full-blown com­pu­ter lurking under a Star Trek com­mu­ni­ca­tor…

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Oct 13 2008

Spyware Doctor failure?, part 2

I’m unimpressed with Spyware Doctor for failing to detect SpyAxe. And I’m unimpressed with SpyAxe for how easily you can turn off its annoyance factor…

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Oct 09 2008

Spyware Doctor failure?

A rumor says Spyware Doctor from PC Tools doesn’t remove the SpyAxe malware. I decided to throw $30 and a bit of my time at the rumor…

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