I was writing an assignment for a class on Information Security, when I came across this little gem. As soon as I read it I laughed and thought of all the times my Dad said that he never did anything to the computer, it just broke on its own. Dad – you are great! AndContinue reading
Hushmail, a Canadian company providing email security using PGP, has released to the US government unencrypted email communications. This respresents a violation of users’ trust in the company. I had an account with them, I will delete all my mail, and close that account. I will only trust my own computer for safe email sending/receiving.Continue reading
Typically, when you ‘delete’ a file, you are only detaching the link from your filesystem to the actually binary data on the physical platters of your hard drive. The data aren’t really gone. The filesystem declares this space as ‘free’ or ‘available’, and so only goes away when that space is overwritten by new data.Continue reading
Microsoft fined US$11.9 million. The fine, imposed by the German competition authority, the BundesKartellamt, came about after the body determined that Microsoft had illegally fixed prices with retailers for the Office Home and Student 2007 software suite. The product in question was heavily advertised in the autumn of 2008 in stationary retail outlets,” said theContinue reading
Have you ever wanted to compute MD5 or SHA-1 hashes for files on Windows? Well, search no more! Introducing CyoHash! The revolutionary new hasing program! Just right click and choose “CyoHash” and it automatically generates MD5 and SHA-1 hashes. This program is free to download.
Have you ever seen Microsoft churning out so many fixes and new versions of classic products such as Office, Windows, and Internet Exploder? No! Because of the fact that they are finally facing serious competition in the marketplace after decades of monopoly abuse, they are finally buckling their shoes and putting out some impressive software.
French Police save Millions switching to Ubuntu The French national police force, the Gendarmerie Nationale, has spoken about their migration away from the Windows platform to Linux. Estimated to have already saved the force 50 Million Euros, the migration is due to be completed on all 90,000 workstations by 2015. Of the move, Lt. Col.Continue reading
These instructions are for QUT students. I do not know if they will work for QUT staff. Use at your own risk. You need ‘vpnc’ program (install it with your pkg mgr). Then download off-campus.conf file and save it to /etc/vpnc/ directory. You could name it default.conf if it will be your only vpnc connection.Continue reading
The openSUSE Project is proud to announce the release of openSUSE 11.1. The openSUSE 11.1 release includes more than 230 new features, improvements to YaST, major updates to GNOME, KDE, OpenOffice.org, and more freedom with a brand new license, Liberation fonts, and openJDK. This is also the first release built entirely in the openSUSE BuildContinue reading
This is the largest distributed software development project in the world. Since 2005, the number of active kernel developers has tripled, reflecting the rowing importance of Linux in the embedded systems, server, and desktop markets. Between 70 and 95 percent of those developers are being paid for their work, dispelling the “hobbyist” myth present fromContinue reading