Results for tag: security

You need an ad blocker

Ad networks, marketing services and the websites using their products regularly complain about the prevalence of ad-blocker use among their visitors. Comparing it to theft of services.

Published on the 31st of December, 2017 Read full post

Tracking People Without GPS

Combining multiple freely available data sources is often just as accurate as a single one, if not more.
Linked on the 17th of December, 2017 Details

How We Just Lost the Web, What We Learned from It, and What We Need to Do Next

DRM doesn’t even work. It’s a corporate trojan horse.
Linked on the 28th of November, 2017 Details

Malicious code written into DNA infects the computer that reads it

In a mind-boggling world first, a team of biologists and security researchers have successfully infected a computer with a malicious program coded into a strand of DNA.

Published on the 11th of August, 2017 Read full post

Don’t Connect to a Public Wi-Fi Network Anywhere You Wouldn’t Go Barefoot

You can’t see the gross stuff on the airport floor, but you wouldn’t walk there barefoot.

Published on the 29th of November, 2016 Read full post

DH: Gratos pour 124.000 ados.

Someone must have been wearing blinkers the day they came up with this idea at the Belgian government: in order to protect teenagers in chat rooms and forums, they will receive an electronic identity card reader on their 12th birthday. This reader, once connected to their PC, will let them authenticate as genuine teenagers™ and be protected from Joe the pervert trawling their communities pretending to be a 13-year-old.

Published on the 28th of January, 2005 Read full post