Secrets of Making money online –

Saturday, January 5th, 2008

I know, you’ve seen the ads – make $6000 a week in your spare time!! Make money doing the things you do ANYWAY, like reading email, browsing the web. The last week or so as things have been slow (and technically I was still “on vacation” until the 3rd of January). I had plenty of [...]

Sony rootkit settlement

Wednesday, January 31st, 2007

Here’s a followup to one of the first big stories that I posted on… the Sony rootkit – there has been a settlement with the FTC (Federal Trade Commision). It has yet to be approved but, affected customers could see up to $150 to cover cost of repair (rootkit removal/etc.) They(Sony) must also allow the [...]

The Great Cyberwar

Thursday, June 8th, 2006

It went un-noticed by most people for a few years. After all, the ones that were affected were just those that were “asking for it”. Where to start. Let’s see, back in the day there were some that sent out messages to other peoples computers and even when people tried to stop getting the messages [...]

Diebold Voting machine vulnerabilities

Friday, May 12th, 2006

Freedom to tinker brings us this BIG problem. I guess what concerns me most about this, is the way I see it, voter fraud has pretty much gone on since there have been elections. Let’s face it, there is always someone, acting officially or not that will jockey for the best advantage for their candidate. [...]

Net nuetrality and the changing of the web as we know it

Wednesday, May 10th, 2006

Not too long ago I had an article about an ISP/telecom executive that floated the idea of charging some BIG web sites to make sure they had a fast connection/delivery to the ISP’s customers. In effect, they would prioritize traffic for the bigger websites that were able to pay for the added benefit. Those that [...]

The D-Link DWL-800AP+ as a wireless repeater to extend wireless range – Part 3

Monday, January 2nd, 2006

So, now that I was “in” the DWL-800AP+ it was time to see if I could set it up as a repeater. I visited the “wireless” tab of the web based configuration and chose Repeater mode instead of AP mode and saw that I would need the Mac address of the access point that I [...]

WMF Exploit — it’s worse…

Sunday, January 1st, 2006

This is going to be a rough start to the new year for IT staff and computer users…. There’s coverage at, the sunbeltblog and f-secure of the latest twist in what will likely be a BIG mess to clean up. It looks like there’s a someone spamming emails to tons of addresses with a [...]

Developergo linux Livecd review

Thursday, August 25th, 2005

The thing I love about linux livecd’s is the ability to try before you make much of a commitment. You can boot, test, evaluate, and then reboot and be back at your usual desktop as if nothing has happened. (With emulators like QEMU and VMWare you don’t even have to reboot the PC.) There are [...]

Daylight savings time changes could cause problems

Monday, August 8th, 2005

The Boston Globe has a story about todays energy bill signing and an issue which I mentioned once before. It seems that there are many devices that are hardwired to change to DST on a fixed schedule.    Send article as PDF   

Google cache revealing critical personal infromation

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2005

A while back I did an article on using Google search in some slightly more advanced ways, as well as a link to a site of specific Google searches. I’ve come across something in the Handlers diary at that is worth knowing about. The entry in question details that apparently someone made a BIG [...]


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