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The Gmail Phish: Why Publicize, and Why Now?

This Google Gmail phishing case has gotten quite a bit of attention, so I thought I’d throw in my two cents’ worth. (These are notes I collated for a segment I did for Al Jazeera earlier today. I didn’t do … Continue reading

02. June 2011 by jeremy
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Data, WikiLeaks and War

I’m not going to get into the rights and wrongs of the WikiLeaks thing. Nor am I going to look at the bigger implications for the balance of power between governed and governing, and between the U.S. and its allies … Continue reading

08. December 2010 by jeremy
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The Missed Call: The Decade’s Zeitgeist?

By Jeremy Wagstaff (this is a longer version of an upcoming syndicated column.) When people look back at the last decade for a technology zeitgeist they may choose SMS, or the iPod, or maybe even Facebook. Me? I’d choose the … Continue reading

10. November 2010 by jeremy
Categories: Digitial Divide, Innovation, Low tech, Networks, Phones | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 comments

Afghanistan’s TV Phone Users Offer a Lesson

By Jeremy Wagstaff There’s something I notice amid all the dust, drudgery and danger of Kabul life: the cellphone TVs. No guard booth—and there are lots of them—is complete without a little cellphone sitting on its side, pumping out some … Continue reading

06. September 2010 by jeremy
Categories: Devices, Digitial Divide, Innovation, Low tech, Non-tech, Phones, Television, Travel | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 comments

Welcome To Long Distance Bluesnarfing

(Please note: I’m not in possession of any bluesnarfing software and I’m not going to link to any. So please don’t bother leaving comments requesting it.) Long distance Bluesnarfing is here. Austrian researcher and Bluetooth expert Martin Herfurt tells me … Continue reading

06. August 2004 by jeremy
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The Dangers Of Snarf

Is Bluesnarfing something to worry about? Yes, according to an Austrian study. In the middle of last month a researcher at Salzburg’s Research Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, Martin Herfurt, set up a laptop and Bluetooth dongle near the public restrooms in Hall 11 … Continue reading

01. April 2004 by jeremy
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Update: One Of Microsoft Security Report Authors Fired

 One of the authors of the security paper (PDF file) that said Microsoft was a threat to national security has been fired, according to CNET. Cambridge, Mass-based @Stake, where Dan Geer worked as chief technical officer, said in a statement … Continue reading

26. September 2003 by jeremy
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News: We’re Losing the Virus Arms Race

This week’s New Scientist confirms what readers of this blog already knew about the growing imbalance in the virus arms race. Antivirus specialists, the mag says, are fighting a losing battle against malicious code like viruses and worms. Research undertaken … Continue reading

04. September 2003 by jeremy
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News: Have you been brand spoofed yet?

 SurfControl, an anti-spam company, says that “brand spoofing spam” – where a spammer sends fraudulent email that pretends to be from a well-known and trusted company — is getting worse, after only a few months of its existence.     The … Continue reading

08. July 2003 by jeremy
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News: “Champagne or ink, sir?”

The chips are down     Unsurprisingly, computer printer cartridges are more expensive than vintage champagne. An investigation by British consumer group Which? published yesterday found that “Epson inkjet cartridges stopped printing even though in some cases there was enough ink to … Continue reading

04. July 2003 by jeremy
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