Tag Archives: security

May 18, 2010

Browsers leave fingerprints

New research by the EFF suggesting that most browsers create a unique signature that can be used as a means of identification.

The findings were the result of an experiment EFF conducted with volunteers who visited http://panopticlick.eff.org … EFF found that 84% of the configuration combinations were unique and identifiable, creating unique and identifiable browser “fingerprints”. Browsers with Adobe Flash or Java plug-ins installed were 94% unique and trackable.

April 21, 2010
March 29, 2010

PS3s to lose Linux support

The next system software update for the PlayStation 3 (PS3) system will be released on April 1, 2010 (JST), and will disable the “Install Other OS” feature that was available on the PS3 systems prior to the current slimmer models, launched in September 2009.

It’s not often that console features are removed via software patches.

£17,500 a year

Warner Bros. in the UK has published a job listing for an intern to dig through known piracy mediums in order to “gather information” and report back to the studio.

February 18, 2010
February 17, 2010

Unbreakable encryption

The best tutorial on OTP encryption I’ve ever read.

Totally, completely, 100%, perfect, unbreakable encryption is easy, and I mean really easy. It doesn’t require an advanced education to understand and it doesn’t require powerful computers to calculate. Why isn’t anyone concerned about data privacy using it? It has one minor hitch: the two parties exchanging information must meet in person at least once.