Archive for the 'Security' Category

Error Message To Scratch Your Head By

Friday, June 16th, 2006

“Logicians - any feedback?”
Occasionally there’s a stunned moment when we look at our computer screens and wonder what the programmers were thinking when they inserted an error message. Its kind of funny to think this line was written out of context over at Grisoft, the makers of AVG Anti-Virus (highly recommended by the way), but […]

RFID On The Streets

Saturday, May 6th, 2006

“Hackers are notoriously good at circumventing security as fast as security is developed”
Last year I attended a lecture by Professor Ken Sakamura on the subject of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) of which he is a world leader. At the end of the lecture there were far more questions than answers - I blogged it in […]

Spammer Gets $11 Billion Fine

Friday, January 6th, 2006

“I could only be happier if it was $11 billion dollars and your left testicle”
Merry Christmas Mr Spammer,
I do hope that my never replying to you was not taken as an indication of disinterest in your offers to increase my self esteem, sex drive and ability to build over the counter drug tolerance. It was […]

Dick Head - How Sweet

Tuesday, December 27th, 2005

“Like I told [Dick Head] its more a case of not having time at present”
Mmm I woke up this morning and Pig Work had been hacked by Dick Head to prove a point that I’m due to upgrade my WordPress from 1.2.2 to the current version. That’s been on the cards for so long but […]

Ionata - Web Developer Job

Monday, December 26th, 2005

“Ionata have a Web Developer vacancy“
Calling all Tasmanian standardistas with experience creating good quality products with open source technologies - Ionata have a Web Developer vacancy. Ionata are located in the historic Westella building in Elizabeth Street about 3 or 4 blocks from the Mall. Sweet location.
I had several emails earlier in the year with […]

Blast From The Past Flame Game

Monday, October 31st, 2005

“Hey let’s face it he was in there with whatever hat”
I had a problem a year or two back with people getting into a client’s Advanced Guestbook using a very easy to find cut and paste MySQL exploit. In the process I got pretty bloody mad having to spend a day or three addressing all […]

Sakamura And RFID Technology

Wednesday, September 28th, 2005

“A trillion a day for a trillion years”
Professor Ken Sakamura is the creator of the TRON operating system (2 kilobytes) which is literally in billions of appliances from toasters to mobile phones to cars and he passed up his opportunity to be rich like Bill Gates in favour of an open and free system. Quite […]

WOW The FBI Emailed Me

Thursday, September 1st, 2005

Some time back now I had some hacking issues and had forgotten pretty much all about that dark week, or at least I put it in the back of my mind. Today I was playing in Outlook and internally thanking Mr Telstra for changing their mail configuration a short while back and lo and behold […]

Comment Spam Question Zillion And One

Thursday, June 16th, 2005

Who is phentermine at 83.65.7.162? Much like Texas Old-em or whoever it was a few months ago (and it irks me Texas Old-em advertise legitimately on a site I frequent), this new wave of 30 or so a day comment spam is as irritating as the last. Who do you complain to anyway?
Naturally phentermine comments […]

Cookies And Relationships

Tuesday, June 7th, 2005

In my earlier post The Bad Rap On Cookies I commented on my views regarding the bad rap on cookies. There was a comment under it I felt deserved further discussion.
The commenter obviously had some pristine idea about his cruising the net in an untrackable state without striking relationships with the sites he visits. If […]


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