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 »

What’s Going to Happen to Skype?

By | July 30, 2005

Interesting piece over at Techdirt about Skype: Is it a viable business and if so, as what? Techdirt:Going Rate For Skype Apparently Now $3 Billion concludes: While it’s likely that Skype will be sold, its value isn’t as a business or a service, but as a technology On the way the piece discusses an alleged near-deal with News Corp… Read More »

Skype Cuts Some Rates

By | July 27, 2005

Skype has lowered rates of its SkypeOut service to some destinations as part of its first anniversary celebrations. Here are the details: Six major new countries have been added to the SkypeOut Global Rate, a fixed, low-cost rate of 1.7 Euro cents per minute to popular calling destinations. China, Greece, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Poland and Switzerland have joined… Read More »