Monthly Archives: August 2009

Has reCaptcha been cracked?

I’m not sure what to say here, I have ReCaptcha on my blog to fight spam comments, and my idea was it was to stop bots from spamming the comments. Lately I have been getting 20-30 comment’s waiting for approval, ones like these: – Yeah … Here people used to say: ABC teach – in… Read More

Internet Explorer first, Safari last against phishing

An independent security research group named NSS Labs found that Internet Explorer 8 came out on top at stopping phishing attacks. Firefox and Internet Explorer both tied first followed by Opera and Chrome. Safari was the biggest loser, coming last with only 2% of phishing attempts being blocked and there was no difference between the… Read More

From Ubuntu to Windows 7

Well I was running Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty on my EeePC 1000HE and was going great, so I decided to do a dist upgrade to 9.10 Karmic, bad idea! It downloaded and installed fine, but when I rebooted wicd wouldn’t pick up my wireless network, so no internet basically means I hosed the machine. I had… Read More