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Archive for November, 2006

Security: Your secrets not so safe with RFID-enabled passports

Posted by cascadehush on November 15, 2006

Your secrets not so safe with RFID-enabled passports – Engadget:

Ever since these newfangled RFID e-passports hit the mainstream, understandable concerns have frequently surfaced regarding the security (or lack thereof) involved. The Dutch version has already been cracked, Germans can clone theirs, and Ireland’s doesn’t even have a protective sheath to keep its data safe from unauthorized readers

Well no big surprise here.

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Apologies…

Posted by cascadehush on November 14, 2006

…for the lack of new posts. I’ve been rather busy.

Traffic to the blog has not been affected, which seems a bit strange. It’s as if it has a life of it’s own now, attracting a steady stream of visitors regardless.

Anyway, I hope to resume regular service next week.

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OSX: Journler – The Perfect Program for GTD

Posted by cascadehush on November 2, 2006

ok scarfone: Journler: The Perfect Program for GTD on Mac OSX:

Journler is an excellent choice for GTD

Yes it is.

I’ve tried a lot of outliner, organiser and note-collector style utilities, and Journler is clearly the best and it’s free. It can be used as a blog tool too, but I still prefer ecto for that.

Ok Sarfone’s page is a nice tutorial for using the program for GTD.

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Security: The Ten Most Dangerous Things Users Do Online

Posted by cascadehush on November 1, 2006

Dark Reading: The Ten Most Dangerous Things Users Do Online:

most users have no idea how dangerous their online behavior is.

Indeed. But whilst this is all good advice, I can’t help but point out that whilst most of these activities pose a great threat on Windows, they pose much less of a threat on OSX or Linux. Most of these are threats because of vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer and Outlook Express.

So the top tip is to get get Firefox and Thunderbird, especially if you are a Windows user, and even if you are not.

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OSX: Dual TV Tuner for Mac

Posted by cascadehush on November 1, 2006

123Macmini.com – News – Miglia intros TVDuo dual TV tuner:

Bundled with Elgato’s EyeTV2, TVDuo enables users to record TV, remove advertisements from recorded footage while watching live TV, access EPG data from the internet, schedule recordings, and export recorded shows to a video iPod or Mac applications such as iDVD

The TVDuo is a USB device that features 2 DVB-T TV tuners. Like many such tuners, it simply records the broadcast stream directly to disk. The advantage of this is simplicity, the disadvantage is you’ll need about 3GB for every hour of TV. It’s a good thing that harddrives are getting cheeper by the day.

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