January, 2010


January 29, 2010  4:18 PM

A “Reverse Darwin” Award

Posted by: Arian Eigen Heald
Eigen's Rules of Thumb, information security, Start Laughing Now

A story appeared on Techdirt concerning a woman who has sued Yahoo because her name was linked to an erectile dysfunction drug in search results. How this happened the first time, we really don't know,but now the dark humor...

January 27, 2010  2:52 AM

One More Acronym & I’m Going to Scream – Part 3

Posted by: Arian Eigen Heald
Start Laughing Now, Stupid Technology, Tearing My Hair Out

OK, I admit it's a pet peeve. And it's certainly not going to be an annual report any more. But I can't imagine how people outside of the technical sector could possibly understand why we have so many different acronyms for the same thing. In the material below, there are four...

January 21, 2010  5:36 PM

The Chinese Hack, Nasty Exploit & What You Can Do

Posted by: Arian Eigen Heald
Data Breaches, information security, IT Security

I'm sure you've heard about the Chinese hack into Google, and there's some interesting goings-on behind the scenes to identify and fix the hack,...

January 11, 2010  12:06 AM

Stealing VMWare Data Made “Easy”

Posted by: Arian Eigen Heald
Admins and Auditors, data security, information security, virtual

I came across an article on a sister TechTarget site for VMWARE. Its' title immediately got my attention: How to steal...

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January 9, 2010  3:14 AM

Anti-”Social Network” Phenomena

Posted by: Arian Eigen Heald
Add new tag, information, privacy on the web, Start Laughing Now, Stupid Technology

When I heard about some sort of site that was set up to promote a service called the "Web 2.0 Suicide Machine," I just had to check it out: From their website for Cyber-Suicide: Tired of your Social Network? Liberate your newbie friends with a...

January 1, 2010  1:47 AM

Better Late Than Never…..

Posted by: Arian Eigen Heald
ACH Fraud, Banking Fraud, Data Breaches, data security, information security, Tearing My Hair Out

The Federal authorities and the American Banking Association have issued an alert to small and medium-sized businesses to use a dedicated PC for banking. "The alert advises businesses to dedicate a single computer for online banking activity that is never used for reading e-mail or surfing...


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