Why you should care about your computer's security

ABC's Four Corners has an interesting episode about cybercrime and how it can affect ordinary people. Check it out on iView: http://www.abc.net.au/iview/#/view/419222. (The program's victims were a little unsympathetic in my opinion, but they...

Whirlpool broadband survey results

Whirlpool has just released the results of its 2008 broadband survey. Essential reading for anyone who uses broadband, especially for those considering renewing their contracts.

Security Maxims presentation

This presentation, recently linked on Bruce Schneier's blog is so profound it needs plugging at every opportunity: From Roger Johnston, funny -- and all too true -- stuff. [Bruce Schneier's Crypto-gram]

Passwords and more!

The latest Ouch! newsletter from SANS has some great advice for end-users about password selection. If only every computer user read this newsletter regularly, the world would be a much safer place in which to compute!Some other useful related...

More on living Microsoft free!

IT Toolbox has a great little summary of the experiences of Mike Kavis, a guy who's been living Microsoft free in an all Microsoft shop - at work! It all started from an "eat your own dog food" challenge (something i did with my wife which...

Some useful security resources

CSO Magazine recently released a bunch of really useful security resources. Check them out: 10 essential (and free!) security downloads for Windows Five free penetration testing tools Five steps to successful and cost-effective penetration testing

Wanted: Network tracing "Swiss army knife"

A lot of my work involves network tracing (hence my recent wiki page), and it would be great if i could do this with a really simple, transportable device. Ideally it would have these characteristics: Pocket-sized, lightweight Two Gigabit...

Ohio Secretary of State on electronic voting machines

From http://www.sos.state.oh.us/sos/info/everest.aspx: COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio’s electronic voting systems have “critical security failures” which could impact the integrity of elections in the Buckeye State, according to a review of the systems...

Major Australian ISP Pulls OpenOffice

Now this is just plain bizarre: Major Australian ISP Pulls OpenOffice - thefickler writes "Australia's largest Internet service provider Telstra BigPond has removed OpenOffice from its unmetered file download area following the launch of its own,...