This is one of the few times I agree with George Will: With the braying of 328 yahoos — members of the House of Representatives who voted for retroactive and punitive use of the tax code to confiscate the legal earnings of a small, unpopular group — still reverberating, the Obama administration yesterday invited private-sector […]
Breaking: Senate Stimulus Plan Vote Underway
It’ll be a while before we have the final tally as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid intends to hold the vote open so that Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) can return to Washington and vote later tonight. Right now it looks like the bill is going to pass there are 57 yes votes with three Democrats […]
Microsoft’s Zune Music Player Hit With Glitch?
I haven’t been paying close attention to the news today but this caught my eye: Microsoft’s Zune Hit With Glitch By Jessica Hodgson, Wall Street Journal, December 31, 2009 Microsoft Corp.’s Zune portable music player is suffering from a glitch that may have frozen thousands of units, in the latest setback for the world’s biggest […]
MoblieMe Helps Nab iPhone Thief
I was reading RISKS Digest this morning and came across this little gem from TUAW: iPhone thief thwarted by MobileMe sync by Brett Terpstra on Dec 17th 2008 at 9:30PM To say that MobileMe hasn’t made everyone happy may be a bit of an understatement. We don’t generally hear from the satisfied customers, but we […]
Microsoft Patches Critical IE Bug
Microsoft has released a special out of cycle update for its Internet Explorer web browser. The update, described in Microsoft’s security bulletin MS08-078, fixes a flaw present in all available versions of the popular browser, including IE5.01, IE6, IE7 and IE8 Beta 2. Computerworld has more on the story here. On a related note Mozilla […]
Oh Happy Day
A few weeks ago I published a short post on the demise of Atrivo (aka Intercage). Today Washington Post technology columnist Brian Krebs brings word that McColo Corp., a Northern California hosting firm that had been identified by the computer security community as home base for machines responsible for coordinating the sending of roughly 75 percent […]
HP, Dell, Toshiba Recall Laptop Batteries
Computerworld is reporting that HP, Dell & Toshiba are recalling approximately 100,000 Sony made laptop batteries. October 31, 2008 (IDG News Service) Three of the biggest laptop computer makers are recalling certain batteries because of a risk they may overheat and catch fire. Sony Corp. made the batteries. The recall mirrors, yet appears a lot […]
A Quick Update on the Palin E-mail Hacking Case
It’s been a few weeks since Sarah Palin’s private e-mail account was broken into and I’m sure many of you are curious about what’s happening with the case. Unfortunately, I don’t have any new information on the investigation or suspects… Michelle Malkin has confirmed the investigation is ongoing though: I talked to Justice Department spokeswoman […]
Palin E-mail Hack Follow-up – Updated
Updates Below the Fold… As I mentioned yesterday the FBI and Secret Service have opened a criminal investigation into the unauthorized access of Sarah Palin’s private e-mail account. That investigation is undoubtedly progressing quietly outside the public view. According to media reports the Associated Press has refused a Secret Service request for copies of the […]
Sarah Palin’s Private E-mail Account Hacked – Updated
Scroll For Updates… Network World and Wired are reporting that Sarah Palin’s private Yahoo mail account has been hacked and that screenshots of messages have been posted on various web sites. From Wired: Vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin’s private Yahoo e-mail account was hacked, and some of its contents posted on the internet Wednesday. The internet […]
Bill & Jerry… Dude???
Microsoft has released the second in a series of ads featuring Bill Gates and Jerry Seinfeld… It’s an improvement over the first one but I’m still not sure what Microsoft is trying to accomplish with these ads. Dude, I mean WTF???
Bill & Jerry… WTF???
Dude, WTF??? I have no idea what Microsoft is trying to accomplish with this new ad featuring Bill Gates and Jerry Seinfeld… but if this is their response to Apple’s hugely successful Get a Mac campaign they might want to go back the drawing board. Again… Dude, WTF???
Here an interesting video from Mikko Hyppönen at F-Secure that talks about one of the common misconceptions about computer crime and viruses. A lot of people think that since we haven’t had a major virus outbreak like the Melissa or Sasser worms in quite awhile the situation is getting better… As Mikko points out it’s […]
Race to Zero? How About Bad Idea…
I’ve been busy and haven’t been in a blogging mood over the last couple of days but I thought I’d point out a couple of great posts by David Harley and Randy Abrams at ESET’s Threat Center blog. They’re both about the Race to Zero contest being held during the Defcon 16 conference. What is […]
Apple Tops in Tech Support?
I first saw this Computerworld article several days ago and I forgot about while I was dealing with more pressing issues. But it popped up in my inbox again today saw I thought I’d put my two cents in. Personally, I don’t put much stock in much of what Consumer Reports says but I have […]