Mar
22
2012

Six Strikes and You’re Out

What does this mean? That we all need to get informed about the Copyright Alert System and what it means for freedom of speech and privacy. ISP’s will soon have an iron fist that they can use to stop “piracy”, or whatever they want to call piracy. They will judge, jury, and executioner when it comes to “suspicious” activity online. I hope that our anti-trust laws can help stop this, but I believe education is […]

Feb
6
2012

FBI Email Proven Insecure

Anonymous and the FBI Once again Anonymous has done something few expected possible, they intercepted a phone call between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Scotland Yard. This was not really hacking, but hacking probably led to it. Most believe that Anonymous hacked into a FBI email account (not too difficult considering password security being so low), and received a simple phone number and code to get on the conference call. Many who have been […]

Feb
2
2012

SSL and DNS under attack

Are we really secure? The basis of our modern internet system is Domain Name Servers, and the basis of our “secure” websites are SSL certificates. It seems that both have these have been attacked recently, and we did not even know about it. VeriSign, the number one provider of DNS services for .com, .net, and .gov websites, was attacked in 2010. They revealed this recently to their investors, and to the rest of the world. […]

Jan
30
2012

Is it worth basic slavery?

Your ipod, ipad, iwhatever? Is it worth the “coolness” factor of Apple? Is it worth the technology innovations? I am just not sure that it is, I think we have overstepped the bounds of humanity in the way we treat other country’s workers. According to a recent New York Times article, our technology comes at a high cost. Under age workers, no breaks, standing all day, dangerous deplorable conditions, sleeping in 1 room shacks with […]

Jan
25
2012

Symantec Security Breach

Symantec recently had their pcAnywhere source code breached, basically meaning anyone who has it better disable it ASAP. Of course, this happened FIVE YEARS AGO. They decided they should probably not mention that to anyone, that whole stock price and everything. I highly recommend setting up a VPN for at home or at work if you need remote access. Most of even the most basic routers can do this now, with a little tinkering. If […]

Jan
23
2012

MegaUpload

A lot are curious what this site was all about, or they might know too well. It was basically a storage site (Flickr, YouTube, Picassa are others), that also allowed others to see your files with the right link and/or password. Though it was often used to store copyrighted material like movies, games, and popular TV shows, it was also used by some for legitimate storage. A lot of small businesses used it as a […]

Jan
16
2012

Please call your representatives (SOPA)

I could not believe this when I read about it, but companies are even trying to get CraigsList taken down. http://www.craigslist.org/about/SOPA To kill something great like that would be horrific for a lot of small businesses. ABC supporting it is pretty horrific as well, I hope they will listen to their customers (there are some write ins going on already). I will post some more links about this soon, but this is a great one. […]

Dec
27
2011

GoDaddy Just Won’t Stop It

Somehow GoDaddy has not figured out they are really, really making their customers angry. They lost over 70,000 customers last week after it came out they were in support of SOPA. Yet they somehow did not get the hint, and they are now trying to stop their customers from leaving by basically technically undermining the process. How much bad press do these guys want? Seriously, there are some serious issues with this company. I already […]

Dec
23
2011

Stop SOPA Now!

As many of you have heard, SOPA is a real threat to the internet. Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), also known as H.R. 3261, is a bill that was introduced in the United States House of Representatives on October 26, 2011, by Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX) and a bipartisan group of 12 initial co-sponsors. The bill expands the ability of U.S. law enforcement and copyright holders to fight online trafficking in copyrighted intellectual property and […]

Dec
13
2011

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