Microsoft has finally addressed the problem I described here and and released an official update to let you really disable AutoRun. (via The Register.)
Back in the early 1990s, when Microsoft was raring to conquer the world, and still thought that security was something that could be dealt with as an afterthought, they added… Read more »
In the Risks Digest Bruce Schneier discusses the flaws in the TSA’s system for checking photo IDs at airports, flaws that would allow any reasonably competent terrorist to walk onto… Read more »
Elliotte Rusty Harold has just returned from China and posts this disturbing comment: Reflecting back on my recent trip to Beijing…one of the most striking things was the contrast between… Read more »
Declan McCullagh has a detailed analysis of FBI Director Robert Mueller’s recent Congressional testimony in which he asked for greatly expanded surveillance powers. Currently the FBI has the technical ability… Read more »
SmartWater is a liquid with a unique identifier linked to a particular owner. “The idea is for me to paint this stuff on my valuables as proof of ownership,” I… Read more »
Problem: the voting machines report numbers that don’t add up. Attempted solution: local authorites commision an independent audit of the machines to determine the source of the problem. Checkmate: the… Read more »
GoDaddy’s continued willingness to shut down any site that draws complaints makes one thing clear: you should never register a domain with GoDaddy unless you are certain that your site… Read more »
Michael Nygard provides an unexpected reason why you should probably avoid buying the latest and greatest technology: Steve Jobs made me miss my flight.
Article from The Register. I thought of making a list of all the basic security practices being violated here, but I gave up. It just boggles the mind.