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Scammers Invite Facebook Users to Test the New PS4, XBox 720

on March 7, 2013

Exactly two weeks ago, Sony introduced the new PlayStation 4 (PS4) to the world in a press conference in New York. The only obvious problem that got people on the Web riled up was that Sony only showed the controller, …

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New blog on the Real ID act of 2005

on September 26, 2005

Those of you who follow this blog know that I’m extremely concerned about the privacy implications of the Real ID act. MIT now has a blog on the subject. Many people and organizations have sharply criticized the “national ID” aspects of …

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Hacking a coffee machine

on September 23, 2005

These guys hacked a Wittenborg coffee machine. Whatever. Alex (Thanks to Xavier)

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Hurricane Rita scams

on September 23, 2005

CNET rightfully warns of impending Rita frauds. So far, I haven’t seen any scams.  But I have seen hurricanerita.com, which is apparently owned by the people that make the Eldervalve: It’s not a hurricane scam.  Apparently these effluent-minded people have …

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Community reaction to WhenU’s writeup

on September 23, 2005

Earlier, I mentioned that Bill Day, CEO of WhenU, has written about how adware companies must behave.   Alex Morganis froths vituperatively. To wit: “Bill Day, the CEO of WhenU, wrote up this piece of crap on ethics of adware. …

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Vulnerablities in Firefox

on September 23, 2005

From FrSIRT, nine vulnerabilities were identified in Mozilla Suite and Firefox. The solution is to upgrade to Mozilla Firefox 1.0.7 or Mozilla Suite 1.7.12.   Alex  

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AskJeeves to dump the butler

on September 22, 2005

(There are so many stupid puns available for the asking, so out of respect for my above-average-intelligence audience, I will refrain.) John Paczkowski  of Good Morning Silicon Valley has this to say about AskJeeves: Jeeves, the P.G. Wodehouse character that’s …

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Bill Day writes about the ethics of adware

on September 22, 2005

Bill Day, the CEO of WhenU (who also has done a lot to clean up the company’s practices), writes about how adware companies must behave.. He outlines three basic principles:  Relevance, Respect and Restraint. Link here. Alex Eckelberry  

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180 answers back

on September 22, 2005

In response to my earlier post, Sean Sundwall of 180 Solutions has this to say: We agree, ActiveX is somewhat problematic and for that reason, it is not our preferred method of installation. However, it is a method that some …

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The Spam Queen speaks out

on September 22, 2005

Laura Betterly was once dubbed the “Spam Queen” by the Wall Street Journal.  The title wasn’t entirely accurate as she was really just one of many run-of-the-mill bulk mailers, and never did offers for porn, enlarging body parts, viagra, etc.  In …

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What’s wrong with this picture?

on September 21, 2005

This recent video shows 180 Solutions is now installing Zango Search Assistant (the replacement for 180 Search Assistant) via ActiveX installs at third-party web sites. Why is this notable? 1. The user goes to the site and gets a confusing …

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