Netcraft Anti-Phishing Toolbar

Phishing, in recent months, is gaining notoriety due to its link to financial loss for its victims. While many anti-spam services will stop phishing emails, even one making it through can be devastating to a user. Moreover, Pharming completely bypasses the email system – rendering any Anti-Spam service (like Swirbo) useless to stop the problem….


Mac OS X on Intel

Via Jackson, the big news we had been hoping for appears to have materialized: Make no mistake. This is a real story and I’ve gotten confirmation from people who know. I can’t say more, though, cause I don’t want Apple to sue me to find out my sources. From what I hear, though, they have…


MS Word: Corruption of Normal.dot

For years, MS Office users somehow find a way to ‘mess up’ their office installation in a manner that prevents them efficiently working. Typically, I’ve seen users corrupt their Normal.dot file by creating macros, migration profiles, or trying to create custom templates which accidentally overwrite the Normal.dot file.



[12:37]<Jonathan Wage (AIM)> I have seen some big sites, setup with the ability to mail you your actual password [12:37]<Jonathan Wage (AIM)> How do they handle that? [12:37]<cwage> with poor security Sometimes honesty is the best policy.


summer of code

Google has an awesome program up called the Summer of Code: This Summer, don’t let your programming skills lie fallow…Use them for the greater good of Open Source Software and computer science! Google will provide a $4500 award to each student who successfully completes an open source project by the end of the Summer. (payment…



Yahoo and Cisco have teamed up in the battle against Spam: The two companies announced Wednesday that they are combining their two separate authentication proposals into a new specification called DomainKeys Identified Mail, or DKIM, and are planning to propose it as a Web standard. DomainKeys is a system Yahoo has been touting for a…


Office XML

Via Jackson, I see Microsoft has some great news: This actually is pretty big news. Microsoft Office file formats are moving to XML. These are formats that all developers can use. This means it will be much easier for web applications to create and process MS Office formats. This also means that it will be…


tower of google

If half of the things mentioned in this factory tour webcast by Google come to fruition, it will be a fascinating development: At the recent web cast of the Google Factory Tour, researcher Franz Och presented the current state of the Google Machine Translation Systems. He compared translations of the current Google translator, and the…


eric schmidt on security

Eric Schmidt (CEO of Google) on security: Schmidt: Transparency is not necessarily the only way you achieve security. For example, part of the encryption algorithms are not typically made available to the open source community, because you don’t want people discovering flaws in the encryption. BZZT. Wrong. Let’s hope he’s not in charge of Google’s…


VCs warm to LAMP and services | The Register

Over the past 1.5 years, CentreSource has become an expert LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP/Perl) development shop in the Nashville arena. In a thumbs up to the direction we’ve chosen, Venture Capitalists are hungry for LAMP oriented firms that have ASP based products. According to Drew Clark, director of strategic insights for IBM’s venture capital…