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Typing Behaviour Authentication

This is an interesting security product. It relies on the fact that every person has a unique typing style as a signature for authentication purposes. Via Bruce Schneier.

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Linux 2.6.14 Release

Linux 2.6.14 came out recently, with a pretty impressive list of changes. Notable (to me) among them are: PPTP support in the kernel FUSE (userspace filesystem) support has been merged ipw2100 and ipw2200 (the wireless card my laptop uses) have been merged in as well Check out the human-readable Changelog.

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Microsoft’s Anti-Spam Efforts

I’ll give credit where credit is due. This is a cool idea: Microsoft has taken a new approach to security in particular in the enforcement side. They took a clean computer. Infected it with a common malicious code. That code turned the computer into a Spam zombie. A Spam zombie is a computer that is…

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Ma Bell Rises

With the news that SBC is buying AT&T and Verizon and MCI merging again, the rolling back of regulation in the telco industry continues apace. Check out the AT&T breakup on wikipedia, which has a rather hilarious disclaimer at the moment: This article has recently been linked from Slashdot. Please keep an eye on the…

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google vs ebay

Is Google taking a shot at Ebay with their new Google Base? Google Base is Google’s database into which you can add all types of content. We’ll host your content and make it searchable online for free. Examples of items you can find in Google Base: * Description of your party planning service * Articles…

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AJAX continues to swell in popularity

It feels good to know the future ;) For the past 2 years, I’ve been touting the beauty of web-based software and how it will truly revolutionize the computing world. A few months ago, my passion for web applications increased when I heard the buzz growing for AJAX (and consequently, saw some great uses of…

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ROLLYO – Mini Search Engine & Link Sharing

I found a neat site that combines two simple functions into one – and makes it fun (a great marketing push). ROLLYO allows users to select specific URL’s for searching in a combined ‘SearchRoll’. I’ve read various explanations on it, but none were very clear. As such, I thought I’d explain it a little better.

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Opera – Free at last, free at last

Ah, this reminds me of the good ‘ole days of browser wars! We now have another excellent choice when it comes to web browsers – Opera is now FREE!!! Granted, I don’t see this as a big threat to Mr. Monopoly (Microsoft) – but I do see it as a great alternative for those looking…

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red cross VoIP

Eweek takes a fascinating look at how the Red Cross is using VoIP telephony from VSATs in the field in lieu of a functional infrastructure to communicate. Pretty awesome technology and a good indicator how technology really can make a difference.

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ebay buys skype

It’s a done deal: eBay has agreed to buy Skype. EBay plans initially to pay $1.3 billion in cash and $1.3 billion in stock and to make a further payout of up to $1.5 billion by 2008 or 2009 if financial targets are met, giving the deal a total value of up to $4.1 billion,…