Thursday, July 31, 2008

DNS Attacks Now In The Wild

The details of the attack are somewhat beside the point, but the real issue is that your ISP may be compromised, sending you to attackers' pages masquerading as real ones. AT&T is known to have suffered a successful attack.

It's a serious problem. The Register has an article on the problem that includes links to test whether your ISP is in fact vulnerable to the attack (if it's already compromised, of course, you might not get the real test page when you click...sorriaboutthat).

Test site one

Test site two

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Fun Stuff at OSH

Well, Oshkosh yesterday was mostly about the kids, with whining the central focus of activity. Still, we did manage to see a couple of cool things, such as the Icon LSA folding its wings. You can either have the amphibian option or the automatic wing-fold, but weight prevents including both. At first I thought it was a roadable A/C, but I was confusing it with Terrafugia's Transition, which was also there but (thanks to previously-mentioned whining) I also missed. Duh.

We didn't catch the Martin Jetpack demo, but that was fairly trick too!

I Dunno. It Spoke to Me, Somehow.

A Photoshop contest on led to a brilliant Van Gogh piece. YMMV, but I laughed out loud.

Free, Open-Source, Privacy Enhanced Laptop Tracking

Via Schneier's blog: A free, privacy-enhanced open source laptop tracker (à la Back to My Mac, but without needing to trust a central server or vendor).


Saturday, July 12, 2008

Seven Years In, I'm Wondering...

Monday, July 07, 2008

Quote of the Day

From a review of PilotView, the put-you-in-the-cockpit video setup (thanks Jim!):

Upon opening the box you are greeted with an impressive collection of wires, adapters, and other intimidating stuff. There is also a manual telling you what all these wires are for, and if you're a girly-girl, you'll read it. We, being manly-men, lost it.