Dangers of Connecting to Someone’s Unprotected WiFi (Humor)

June 30, 2008

Here’s another funny cartoon from XKCD. It’s about the dangers of WiFi, of connecting to someone else’s unprotected WiFi network, tailgating, everyone’s skeletons in the closet, and whatever else you want to read into it. It’s deep. 🙂

XKCD cartoon humor

If the picture is too small, read it at the XKCD site.

Filed in Humor, Security.


Wine 1.0 Released: Run Windows programs on Linux without Windows

June 18, 2008

Wow, this is really a month of big releases! First there were the new browser versions, and now Wine 1.0 has been released too. Finally.

With Wine, it’s possible to run many Windows program on Linux without buying a copy of Windows. Yup, you can be completely freed of Windows, including the fiasco known as Vista.

Filed in Windows, Software.

New Versions: Opera 9.50 and Firefox 3

June 18, 2008

This is a month for new browser versions: Opera released version 9.50 last week and Firefox released its version 3 today.

Although a bit late for the party, IE 8 Beta 2 will be out in August.

Filed in Software, News, Web Design.

Hilarious Microsoft Surface Parody

June 5, 2008

Here’s another hilarious video. This one parodies a Microsoft Surface advertisement.

Like the Wii Fit Parody, the ad echoes my impression of these things. 🙂

Filed in Humor, Entertainment, Video.

Wii Fit Parody

June 5, 2008

Here’s a hilarious video parodying Wii Fit. It even sounds like a serious ad!

Filed in Humor, Entertainment, Video.

MediaDefender (RIAA/MPAA) Admits to Illegal Attack Against Revision3: We Did It Deliberately

June 2, 2008

Since RIAA/MPAA and their lap dogs feel they are above the law, they have no compunction about perpetrating illegal attacks against others. Wired’s interview of Randy Saaf, CEO of MediaDefender about their recent attack against the perfectly legit Revision 3 has the MediaDefenders’ CEO admitting that they deliberately attacked Revision3.

I think Randy Saaf and his staff should be brought to court on criminal charges, don’t you? After all, their act is far worse than the petty copyright offenders that they are targeting. If we don’t target such people, who feel that their cause justifies any means, then we’re opening the door to all manner of crimes that can be justified by whatever hocus pocus the hoodlums want to conjure up.

Filed in Outraged, Opinion, Entertainment.

Apple: Carpet Bombing Bug in Safari is not a Security Hazard

June 1, 2008

Apple has declared that the carpet bombing bug in Safari is not a security hazard. If you use Safari, anyone can create a website that will automatically download programs or anything at all onto your computer. If you use Windows, the programs and whatever will be placed on your desktop, giving you hundreds or maybe thousands of icons on your desktop. If you use a Mac, the downloads will be placed in your Downloads folder. Whether you suddenly get hundreds or thousands of such downloads on your system, without your doing even a single thing, depends on how malicious that website is.

You don’t have to do anything for this to take place. You won’t even be notified when it happens. It just works. 🙂

I guess Apple doesn’t think this carpet-bombing-automatic-downloads is a problem, since they themselves automatically download Safari onto your system when you update Itunes. It will be too hypocritical, I imagine, to say that other websites doing the same thing are wrong when they do it themselves.

Filed in Software, Outraged, Security, Browsers.