Everyone seems to be eager to pin the blame for the Sony hack on North Korea. However, I think it’s unlikely. Here’s why:1. The broken English looks deliberately bad and doesn’t exhibit any of the classic comprehension mistakes you actually expect to see in “Konglish”. i.e it reads to me like an English speaker pretending […]
Just a day ago, without any clues that something was amiss, Truecrypt – arguably one of the worlds most popular encryption applications announced that it was no longer safe for people to use it. Instead the developers advised users to immediately begin looking for an alternative. to facilitate this they released a new version of […]
The mechanisms for naming systems connected to the Internet make up the very foundation on which the rest of the Internet is built — whoever controls this capability controls the Internet. Yesterday NTIA announced their intent to transfer control of Internet naming functions to the “global multistakeholder community” and tasked ICANN with defining what this […]
Its been a while since I have put anything up here. I should probably do something about that.
For years, security experts have warned governments that national ID schemes, ID Data stockpiles and other systems that harvest and store large volumes of sensitive personal information are high risk targets that can and will become the object of criminal desire. Israel has learnt about this the the hard way. In a classic demonstration of […]
Wired has updated their article on the Keylogger Virus that has affected some of the US Airforce’s critical infrastructure spreading so pervasively as to even reach the command and control systems of the US UAV fleet. The US Airforce has now gone on record insisting that the malware was “more of a nuisance” than it […]
Dennis Ritchie is a man who shaped much of todays technology. in 1969, a group of Bell Labs employees, Ken Thompson, Dennis Ritchie, Brian Kernighan, Douglas McIlroy and Joe Ossana wrote the frist Unix operating system. It was written entirely in Assembly language. By December 6 1972, the second version of Unix was released. Also […]