Tag Archives: encryption

The Problem With Memory Sticks

By | January 26, 2009

… is that you forget you have them in your pocket. According to Credant Technologies, a Texas-based security company, about 9,000 USB sticks have been left in people’s pockets in the UK when they take their clothes to the dry cleaners. This is based on a survey (no link available; sorry) of 500 dry cleaners across the UK… Read More »

Whatever Happened to Geo-encryption?

By | December 7, 2006

Ok, not the question on the tip of your tongue, but bear with me. Geoencryption, or geo-encryption, boils down to: How about if you could only access data when you’re at a certain spot?  It’s not a new idea: the brains behind it, Dorothy Denning, a veteran of cryptology has been talking about it for at least a… Read More »

The Strange, Short Life and Death of ‘My Private Folder’

By | July 16, 2006

Microsoft has introduced a new application for Windows XP users, and even more quickly, killed it off. The app was free, but what was the company thinking? A piece by Mark Hachman and Natali T. Del Conte at PCMag on Friday says that “If you’ve heard of Microsoft Private Folder 1.0, forget it. As of 2:30 p.m. Pacific… Read More »

Phishing Gets Smaller, Smarter

By | June 12, 2005

It’s intriguing how phishers are targeting smaller and smaller groups. Not only does it indicate that the bigger banks and institutions are becoming more secure (or their customers smarter) but it indicates that the phishers must be employing increasingly sophisticated methods of harvesting email addresses. Or is there something else afoot? The Bakersfield Californian yesterday reported an attack on… Read More »

A New Kind Of Klip

By | April 1, 2004

An alternative to RSS? Or an advance? Or can the two sit together? Canada’s Serence will today announce a new version of KlipFolio, which describes itself as a a ‘uniquely powerful and globally-adopted information awareness and notification platform’ but could probably be better termed a variation of RSS that uses a proprietary software and a slightly more modular… Read More »