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

News Corp to charge for online news?

Well is seems Rupert Murdoch is going to want us to pay to read online news, in the latest headline coming from news.com.au. I had a smirk on my face when I read a quote from the article that Mr Murdoch said. Quality journalism is not cheap, and an industry that gives away its content… 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