Tag Archives: software installation

The Smell of Sterile Burning

By | November 2, 2005

There’s a growing noise about Sony’s apparent attempt to install digital rights management software usually associated with bad guys trying to maintain control of a compromised computer: Mark’s Sysinternals Blog: Sony, Rootkits and Digital Rights Management Gone Too Far: The entire experience was frustrating and irritating. Not only had Sony put software on my system that uses techniques… Read More »

The Grim Reality Of The Phishers

By | March 1, 2005

Good piece in this month’s US Banker magazine on phishing. Some tidbits: Phishing is getting more and more sophisticated. I’ve detailed some of those tricks in this blog, but here’s one I hadn’t heard of: Crooks [the unfortunately named Ted Crooks, vp of identity protection solutions at Fair Isaac] says that “the level of cleverness is disturbing.” He… Read More »