So the FBI has come out and said it. North Korea was behind the Sony hack. With some pretty strongly worded rhetoric, they lay out exactly why they feel confident enough to lay the blame for this criminal act at the doorstep of a foreign nation.  Finally, they express their deep concern about how these […]

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.

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 […]

Some 1.6 Million Sony LCD TV sets sold in Europe since 2007 are at risk of catching fire. So far the only symptom is that they start smoking, though sony cant rule out strange noises or smells coming from affected sets. Affected model numbers are: KDL-40D3400, KDL-40D3500, KDL-40D3550, KDL-40D3660. KDL-40V3000, KDL-40W3000, KDL-40X3000, KDL-40X3500. Sony has put […]

Sony has been hacked again. This time more than 90,000 accounts for Sony Entertainment Network, PlayStation Network (PSN) and Sony Online Entertainment services were compromised in what looks like a simple Brute Force attack where the attacker or attackers simply tried common passwords against user accounts until they got in. This attack strategy is hardly […]

The US army plans to roll out and Android smartphone as part of the next evolution of its “Nett Warrior” Programme. Its hoped the Android device will reduce kilos of comms equipment down to just a few pounds for it and the Rifleman Radio that it will hook into. Why a Rifleman Radio? The Army […]