December 2007 - Posts

The Vista bugs that bug me the most
Mon, Dec 31 2007 13:51
Vista has had some pretty bad press this year, some people blame Microsoft for initially overhyping but eventually poorly marketing the OS, some blame the “I’m a Mac” commercials, and some blame the security features. As for me, I just...
Fun with open proxies
Wed, Dec 26 2007 21:34
I was recently playing around with web proxies at my data center lab and got an idea to open up a couple anonymous proxies to see how long it would take for someone to start exploiting them. I fired up two anonymous proxies–using 3APA3A’s...
The NSA controls most of the Internet, or at least that’s what they want you to think
Sat, Dec 22 2007 3:52
Today I was looking at a post at cryptome.org that shows all the IP addresses controlled by or somehow affiliated with the NSA. I had seen previous versions of this post and at first glance it seemed like someone did a lot of work to gather all of that...
A bad month for CAPTCHAs
Wed, Dec 5 2007 12:58
Shortly after my last post on CAPTCHAs, some of you may have noticed MustLive’s CAPTCHA bypass tests in the comments below the article. Although I moderate all comments to my blog, I allowed those through because I thought they were a good follow...