Got blue-screened for the first time in years

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

BSODs don’t usually scare me, but this is kinda scary because of the circumstances. All I had open were Office 2010 and IE9. Then IE suddenly crashed and Windows Security Center popped up and told me my firewall was off. Instinctively I turned it back on but the window that showed up was ‘Vista Internet […]

Things to remember about 2010: Stuxnet and cyberwarfare

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

This groundbreaking computer worm which specifically targets industrial computers was discovered in July 2010 by a small security firm in Belarus and estimated to have been operating undercover for almost a year. It exploited an unprecedented number of Windows security holes in order to root and edit the programmable logic controllers manufactured by Siemens and […]

Not to be Gawked at

Monday, December 13th, 2010

The internet ran with the news today that 1.25 million accounts on the Gawker Network, one the internet’s top blog networks, had been stolen and leaked by hackers. I’ve been reading Gawker blogs for at least 3 years, but have rarely logged in because I had always found the commenting and member system to be a bit “loose”. […]

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