Monthly Archives: July 2004

Bluesnarfing From Across Town?

By | July 31, 2004

Some guys in California, Mike Outmesguine, John Hering and James Burgess, have managed to connect to an ordinary Bluetooth cellphone from 1 kilometer away, using off-the-shelf stuff, including a high-gain antenna connected to a Class 1 Bluetooth adapter kit. Their conclusion: “A typical unmodified cell phone can be reached at a distance of one kilometer by using slightly… Read More »

Blogging Bloggers Just Want To Blog Blogs

By | July 30, 2004

A fair summary of blogs? Peter Hartlaub, Pop Culture Critic at The San Francisco Chronicle, writes today of the blogging phenomenon at the Democratic convention and, surprisingly, concludes that “for several moments in four days of sleepless and often stream-of-consciousness coverage, the collection of mostly young writers ably explained their existence — while raising questions about the established… Read More »

Closing The Door After The Phish Has Bolted

By | July 30, 2004

MasterCard, one of several banks discovered to have flaws on their websites that would have allowed a phisher to capture passwords, says it has fixed the problem. American Banker Online reported (subscription required) last week that MasterCard International “has confirmed finding and fixing a flaw on its web site’s ‘Find A Card’ tool that could have facilitated a… Read More »

Phear Of Phishing Doesn’t Just Hit The Bankers

By | July 30, 2004

Beware The Fear. The blizzard of coverage about phishing (usually involving some awful pun) has done a lot to raise awareness about the problem, but is it enough? A survey by Insight Express for Symantec of 300 people (no URL available yet, sorry) shows that while three quarters of folk are aware of spyware only a quarter of… Read More »

This week’s column – OneNote Wonder

By | July 29, 2004

This week’s Loose Wire column is about the new release of OneNote: THE FOLK AT MICROSOFT aren’t renowned for innovation, but it’s time we took our hats off to them for OneNote. OneNote (www.microsoft.com/onenote) is a note-taking and organizing program that came out last year, and is about to be revamped with a new release due soon. OneNote… Read More »