Thursday, July 30, 2009

Black Hat: Android, iPhone SMS Flaws Revealed

Black Hat: Android, iPhone SMS Flaws Revealed By Thomas Claburn | InformationWeek | July 29, 2009 07:08 PM - "In a presentation at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas on Thursday, security researchers Charlie Miller and Collin Mulliner are scheduled to discuss SMS vulnerabilities that affect various mobile platforms, including Android, iPhone, and Windows Mobile."

If there is one thing certain about technology it is the fact that nothing is secure. Especially in the realm of access and communications.
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Saturday, July 18, 2009

You know you're getting old when. . .

I like porn. Not all the time and my tastes run pretty "vanilla" (or so I've been told). It's a nice break when there's nothing better to do. Once or twice every couple of months, rent a DVD and you're good. It also helps when, like me, you're without companionship and not likely to ever find any. But this isn't the point of this post.

Recently I've noticed that I prefer to watch movies with some kind of plot or story. Yeah, yeah, yeah. I know. But there are more movies out there with actual scripts and wardrobe and even decent production values than you might think. But, again, this isn't why I'm posting. It is to finishing the sentence in the title. So...

You know you're getting old when you are watching porn and find yourself fast forwarding the sex scenes so you can get to the dialog/acting scenes.

That's what I've been doing lately. I get more enjoyment out of the "movie" parts than the sex. Here is an example of what I'm talking about...

In 2005, a movie was made called Pirates. It's a spoof of the Pirates of the Caribbean films. It was a huge hit and Digital Playground even made an R rated version. In 2008 a sequal, Pirates 2: Stagnetti's Revenge was made. While most porn films are shot over a weekend and a long shoot is maybe a week, Pirates 2 took something like 3 months to make with Hollywood style sets, digital special effects, sword training and costumes you wouldn't believe. And, again, they made an R rated version of it. There is even work being done for a Pirates 3.

The point of all this is that, while I still have a normal (some might say boring) sex drive, as I get along in years external, voyeristic pursuits have much less of an attraction for me.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

North Korea army behind South web attack: report

North Korea army behind South web attack: report | Posted on - Fri Jul 10, 2009 11:03PM EDT | SEOUL (Reuters) - "North Korea's military is behind a series of cyber attacks against South Korean and U.S. websites that slowed or disabled access by saturating them with traffic this week, a South Korean news report said on Saturday."

Sometimes I think I'm the only one who sees that North Korea is the flashpoint. There's got to be someone out there who understands the gravity of what's happening there.
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Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Microsoft Warns Of New Secruity Threat

Microsoft Warns Of New Secruity Threat | July 7, 2009 by Michael Hickerson | "If you’re using Internet Explorer on a system running Microsoft XP or Windows Server 2003, Microsoft warns there is a serious security flaw. The flaw allows hackers to take control of your computer according to a report in USA Today. All you have to do is visit a web site infected with a tiny bit of code that taps into the security hole."

Windows has another security flaw. That's like saying the universe has another star. It is annoying to me that Microsoft hasn't or can't fix security problems that the UNIX world fixed 20 years ago.

Ok, ok... I know I'm being grumpy. I didn't sleep well last night. That still doesn't change the issue.

Microsoft != Security
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Saturday, July 04, 2009

North Korea defies U.S. with new missile launches

North Korea defies U.S. with new missile launches | By Jon Herskovitz Jon Herskovitz – 7/1/09 | SEOUL (Reuters) – "North Korea fired seven ballistic missiles on Saturday, South Korea's defense ministry said, in an act of defiance toward the United States that further stoked regional tensions already high due to its nuclear test in May."

This is starting to get very serious. The Middle East and Asia may be where the fighting is happening but here is where WW III will start, if there is one. Don't think a nuclear war is possible? You willing to bet your life on it?
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