The Next Kind of Bluetooth Threat: Car Whispering

By | August 2, 2005

My Bluetooth security friend Martin Herfurt is at it again, this time revealing vulnerabilities with Bluetooth-enabled cars that would allow attackers to inject audio data into the car. This could be fake traffic announcements or nice words. Attackers are also able to eavesdrop conversations among people sitting in the car. This is done via what Martin calls ‘carwhispering’… Read More »

Does IE7 Herald The Death of Windows 98 and 2000?

By | August 2, 2005

You may have read that Microsoft has launched a beta version of its browser, Internet Explorer 7. An aspect of this that seems to have not received widespread publicity is the fact that with IE 7, Microsoft has effectively killed off Windows 98 and Windows 2000. In an interview with eWeek, Gytis Barzdukas, director of product management in… Read More »

Anti-Phishing Passwords

By | August 2, 2005

An obvious but effective technique against phishing, here: altering each password so it’s tied to the domain name of the site. Then, if you’re trying to sign in to a phishing fake site, the password won’t match and won’t work. Here’s the story from InformationWeek – Stanford Computer Scientists Unveil New Anti-Phishing Software : A pair of Stanford… Read More »

Wikipedians, And Why They Do It

By | July 31, 2005

For Wikipedians, and folk wanting to understand why they do what they do, here’s a survey that aims to explore  the motivation of contributors to Wikipedia: Joachim Schroer writes “We are a research team at the University of Wuerzburg (Germany) interested in the reasons and motives why participants are involved in Wikipedia as authors, administrators, or software developers.… Read More »

Treo 650 Spontaneous Reboot When Sending SMS Messages

By | July 30, 2005

Here’s a tip that’s completely useless for anyone who a) doesn’t have a Treo and b) hasn’t had their Treo spontaneously reboot when sometimes sending SMS text messages. As I couldn’t find this solution elsewhere, I thought I’d post it here for now. Go to the home page of the Treo and in the ‘App’ menu select Delete…… Read More »