Posts tagged “security”

Password Schmassword

Are you using the same password for everything? You probably are, aren’t you? “That’s okay,” you’re thinking, “It’s a really, really hard password. Nobody will ever get it.” Not so fast, fish-breath. A recent post on the Twitter Status blog details a new way that some crafty crackers are stealing passwords. It basically works like

Save, Backup, Trust No One

When you are doing something on your computer, save it.

How To Fly Without ID

I happen to be one of the (apparently very few) people in this country that has not only read the Constitution of the United States, but also understands it and — by gosh! — thinks it’s a pretty good way to run a country. So I tend to get really, really upset when presented with

Airport Security

I can’t remember where I found this one, but Checking Out the Checkpoints – The curious irrationality of airport security is a great editorial.

Outlook Pain

Q. Is there any way to work around the Outlook security update? A. Way One Way Two Way Three

Protect Yourself

Here is a must-read: 7 ways to protect your home PC link via What’s On It For Me?


I recently changed my SHELL / FTP passwords at DreamHost because of the little Blogger security breach. (I don’t use Blogger any longer, but I thought I’d be on the safe side.) Customer Support sent me the following message: After looking further into your account it was discovered that you only changed one character between

A Bear Suit

To some, Hurtubise is a cult hero. He’s burned through more than $100,000 and gone bankrupt building a 150-pound protective suit of titanium, plastic, chain mail, galvanized steel, rubber and thousands of feet of duct tape. To test his invention, Hurtubise has been run over by a truck, hit by a moving car, smashed in

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A few years ago I was trying to determine what cocktails I could make with the alcohol I had at home. I searched the App Store but couldn't find an app that would let me do that, so I built one.


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