Tag Archives: Fid

My War On ATM Spam and Other Annoyances

By | February 22, 2011

By Jeremy Wagstaff (This is a copy of my weekly syndicated column) You really don’t need to thank me, but I think you should know that for the past 10 years I’ve been fighting a lonely battle on your behalf. I’ve been taking on mighty corporations to rid the world of spam. Not the spam you’re familiar with.… Read More »

The Skype Revolution Wears Thin

By | November 22, 2007

What’s going on over at Skype? The one thing that I felt was really useful with the service, apart from all the free chats, was their Skype In service, allowing you to have one phone number wherever you were. You could set it up to forward to any phone on the planet, or your Skype account, or to… Read More »

An End to the Anonymity of Trash?

By | August 28, 2006

Britain is quietly introducing RFID (Radio Frequency Identity) tags to rubbish bins (trash cans) in a bid to measure the individual waste of each household and charge them accordingly. Some Britons are up in arms about this, saying that households have not been informed and calling it an abuse of privacy. Is it? The UK’s Daily Mail reports… Read More »

Getting Dating Advice Online

By | March 1, 2006

If you’re willing to fork out $20 a month for dating advice, you’re in luck. A newly launched website,  econfidant (“smarter advice for dating & relationships”) does just that:   econfidant can answer all of your dating or relationship questions. No question is too basic or too involved. We can help you strategize how to get dates, work… Read More »

Cracking RFID With Your Phone

By | February 16, 2006

RFID tags and their security implications are returning to centre stage again. Adi Shamir, professor of computer science at the Weizmann Institute, has shown that it’s possible to crack passwords on RFID tags using a cellphone. In theory this could mean anyone with a cellphone could monitor traffic between a tag and a reader and collect the information… Read More »