Posts tagged ‘computer security’

November 15, 2008

A Day in the Life of a Web 2.0 Hacker

by thoughtfulconservative

Here’s an article in PC Magazine that deserves wide reading. For example,

10 a.m. It’s time to unleash my new Facebook app, a cute game about putting kittens in the microwave that’s really designed to harvest your personal information. By running my app you agree to share your entire profile with me, and if you’ve posted anything even remotely useful to me (like a credit card number), then I figure you deserve to have me steal it. Here’s an similar bit of trickery I wish I’d thought of: In March 2008, the Aurigma ActiveX image uploader was used to cause buffer overflow attacks that planted malware on users’ PCs.

Read the rest of the day. Then protect yourself.

My computer savvy friends no doubt already know all this stuff. I know I’ve become very leary of Facebook aps.

November 6, 2007

The best of Waukesha blogs, edition 10

by thoughtfulconservative

OK, it’s been two weeks and even this one is a day late. My apologies. Taking a class on Mondays, attending a Creation seminar on Thursdays, and teaching a class daily has taken its toll this past month.

But enough about me, or at least my personal busyness. Let’s get to what I found interesting in the blogs around the county last month.

First of all, Dad29 favors waterboarding–of the Wisconsin Legislature for the way someone can enter spending into the state budget and remain anonymous. He might have some on both sides who may agree with him.

The Sheboygan affair was a hot topic this past week, with The Asian Badger, Dad29, Five Points Blog, Peterepublic, silent e, Jessica McBride, and Mr. Wigderson (if I missed anyone sorry) hitting it.

OK, time for some humor. We don’t want it to get too serious here. Tim Rock’s mom says this was the best joke of Ireland in 2006. It made this conservative Christian chuckle so it must be. Tim also caught my eye with Edmund Burke – 18th Century Blogger Fan.

Spring City Chronicle provided a public service by posting 133 Addresses To Avoid While Trick or Treating In Waukesha. Yep, that’s how many sex offenders are in Waukesha. Some addresses have more than one.

Pete remembers Alan Kulwicki who won a tight race for NASCAR champion 15 years ago.

Public Trough, one of the BrookfieldNOW blogs discusses the Big Ten Network and its relationship to the University of Wisconsin.

James Wigderson previews a new Living the High Life commercial from Miller/Coors.

I posted on this from Scott Feldstein earlier with the moral of “…just because your computer is secure, it doesn’t mean you can ignore security issues altogether.” Amen.

Sancho at Hobo Springs wonders what happened to Illusory Tenant, the liberal blogger who used a term injudiciously and wound up having to apologize. Sure enough his blog is now open by invitation only. Well Imus is back on the air and perhaps IT will return eventually.

Other noted posts:

Public Trough – Do Their Job? Are You Kidding?

Dad29 – WI Greenhouse Gas Reduction to 1990 Levels!, “Gun Show Loophole”? Not Likely and Why the Electoral College?

Spring City Chronicle – Up and Down Broadway Dispatches

James Wigderson –Then why keep it legal?

That’s it for this week. Again,if you’ve read something by Waukesha bloggers or about Waukesha you’d like to include, here send me an email or post it in the comments.