Security Notes

Brian Krebs notes that bank fraud may be ramping up for the new year. Krebs is also shocked that Adobe sucks at security.  Given their miserable history with the subject, I'm not sure why. Don't click things. A directory traversal attack in VMware View. Hail Hydra!  There's a new version of Hydra out now.

Another Round Of Security Notes

Holes in the GPS system.  We've known about them for a while, so I'm not sure how catastrophic this latest one is. Don't click stuff, QR code edition.  I wonder if anybody actually uses QR codes in practice.  Considering that doing this on my phone or tablet would be like blind-clicking random links on the security equivalent…

More Microsoft Doom Notes

Windows 8 appears to be a flop in the business world.  This makes total sense to me:  in my experience so far, Windows 8 has a good feel for a tablet-based system, where you may lack a keyboard or end up doing a lot of work with a touchscreen.  But as far as desktop-related work…