Tag Archives: security

Is security a fallacy?

How many times have you heard or read that the best course of action is to keep your computer up to date with security patches.  This is true for your computers operating systems, device drivers, computer BIOS, software applications including … Continue reading

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The carrot and the stick

Google pushes web towards more security It isn’t really news any longer, Google is pushing to secure the web.  Just like any parent they have decided that the carrot isn’t working out quite as planned and now they are using … Continue reading

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command line fun – finding security problems with find

I cannot actually remember how it happened.  I wasn’t paying enough attention and was viewing one of my scripts on production.  When I was finished I did what I always do in vi – I exited the script using : … Continue reading

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creation of a more responsible padlock

I have been cleaning up my flat in preparation for the move when I ran across a few small TSA locks.  Sure I have used them when traveling to and from the United States but it certainly seemed to be … Continue reading

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airplane data security

When I think about airlines I think about a lot of things but I don’t think of high tech. That isn’t very realistic as jet engines are pretty high tech devices and the ability to book reservations over the internet is … Continue reading

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safe(r) and private browsing using more cpu cycles

“You are never going to amount to a thing” Whoever said that was apparently under-estimating just how valuable that companies in general and the internet in particular find you. The web companies want to know what you have been up … Continue reading

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Punishment for laziness – root password recovery

I had a new idea for adding one more computer to my life.  The task was to actually provide some fun new functionality to my family and I attacked the task. At the beginning, I needed to log in as … Continue reading

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safe computing – can you trust your computer

When you purchase a new computer the manufacturers are usually kind enough to install everything starting with the operating system.  This is usually a somewhat limited version of the currently shipping version of windows.  Inevitably the computer also includes a … Continue reading

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