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Category Archives: Rants
I can only guess that BitDefender is trying to make itself look good by falsely identifying cookies as malware. They may be annoying, they may affect your privacy, but they aren’t “infected”. Crap like this will make me buy a … Continue reading
I had a very nice experience today with PJ Technologies, the makers of the WMI Explorer, WMIX, (see http://www.goverlan.com/#WMI-Enterprise-Desktop-Management). I had to reinstall, and had misplaced the license key. They had it to me in minutes. I had a very … Continue reading
Another funny graphic from ?GraphJam. It is certainly my experience. I hate Acrobat Reader. Tags: Adobe
I am listening to book on tape about how Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) was persecuted by the Catholic church for defending Copernicus and the idea that the earth revolves around the sun (heliocentrism). The church relied on Biblical references to Psalm … Continue reading
Zero-day exploit for Adobe Reader, Flash now in the wild. Again.
The FDCC Desktop Core configuration mandates the change of file permissions on a large number of OS utilities, so that ordinary users may not execute them. They are: arp.exe at.exe attrib.exe cacls.exe debug.exe edlin.exe eventcreate.exe eventtriggers.exe mshta.exe net.exe net1.exe netsh.exe … Continue reading
Bertrand Russell said, “The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.” In 1999, Cornell researchers Justin Kruger and David Dunning did experiments which showed the philosopher to be correct. Their … Continue reading
Two years ago, while flying to a VA computer security conference with my federal government issued ID and federal government paid ticket, I discovered that I was on the “No-Fly” list. Apparently, the name “A. Kaplan” was associated with some bad guy. … Continue reading
When I first saw this, I told my ISOs that the “internet is broken.” This is just the first of what I expect to be a torrent of problems: “A Turkish grad student has devised a serious, real-world attack on Twitter that … Continue reading
Just so you know. I am not a shill for MS products. My next shirt: http://www.jinx.com/men/shirts/geek/epic_fail.html Tags: Vista