Entries from mistersquid: a digital fiction tagged with 'computer_security'

Gobble Gobble

This is a major security vulnerability with Apple's Mail.app in Leopard. The upshot is that attachments opened in Mail.app will execute arbitrary code without warning. (via)The really shameful part of this bug is not that it resembles vulnerabilities in another...

Firefox 2.0 and SSL 2: A non-Christmas Carol

As suggested by the subtitle, this is as non-Christmasy a blog post you will find on the Internet today. The bleeding-edge developers of Firefox have made our world a safer place with Firefox 2.0 by not enabling by default people...

It's 2006. Do you know where your passwords are?

Today I met with one of my M.A. students. She is developing an interpretive model that complicates the gender dynamics Clover details in “Her Body, Himself,” with an aim to offset Clover's emphasis on masochistic and sadistic spectator positions...

Brain-Dead Safari Programmers

If Safari is your main browser and you’re runnning it as-shipped, your Macintosh is vulnerable as  a Brooklyn-based iPod lover . Bad jokes aside * , this is a serious vulnerability that has been targeted by at least  one virus/trojan/worm found  “in the...

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