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“Security and Privacy” Category

21 Jan 2013 New Year Link Dump
A quick catch-up list.
27 Nov 2012 Catch-up Link Dump
Oodles of URLs from the past few months.
21 May 2012 Mid-May Link Dump
Ns, sea-monkeys, photos, audio, scams, Rambo and more.
13 Mar 2012 Bumper Link Dump
A couple of months’ worth.
09 Jan 2012 New Year Link Dump
Restarting, reloading, plotting, puzzling, trolling, testing and more.
07 Dec 2011 Almost-End-Of-Year Link Dump
Smells, tweets, dots, spying, toys, dingbats and more.
13 Oct 2011 Virtualised Advertising
Marketing via device drivers.
21 Jun 2011 Midsummer Link Dump
BBSs, geometry, edge, virality, pixels and lots more.
31 Mar 2011 March Link Dump
Climbing, linking, timing, debt collecting, scaling and placeholding.
19 Jan 2011 New Year Link Dump
Comics, freebies, sounds, motivation, fonts and more.
22 Dec 2010 December Link Dump
Pronouns, monoliths, favicons, scrolling, fonts and more.
01 Dec 2010 November Link Dump
Murder, hashes, PSDs, quotes, awards, errors and more.
31 Oct 2010 October Link Dump
Stupidity, handbags, hover, flabbiness, eggs and more.
30 Jul 2010 July Link Dump
Shirts, URLs, martial arts, cows and more.
29 Jun 2010 June Link Dump
Clickjacking, pensioners, movies, pedantry, blood and more.
17 May 2010 Still Happy With Facebook..?
A matter of trust.
07 Apr 2010 Early April Link Dump
Downloads, zombies, pub lunches, planes, envelopes and more.
25 Feb 2010 February Link Dump
Rabbits, video, magazines, uploads, hopping and more.
11 Feb 2010 ReadUnderstandWeb
Please note: this site is not ReadWriteWeb.
10 Dec 2009 Why I Deleted My Facebook Account
Anti-social networking.
30 Nov 2009 Still Licensed To Phish
More clueless behaviour from banks.
25 Nov 2009 Late November Link Dump
Comedy, ideas, autocomplete, wireframes, DeLoreans and more.
16 Oct 2009 Using OpenID With Your Own Domain
Delegation’s what you need.
12 Oct 2009 Domain As Identity
Having an online place to call your own.
08 Oct 2009 Anticipating The Future Of Online Privacy
And future embarrassment.
05 Oct 2009 Early October Link Dump
Trademarks, profanity, developers, canvas, malware, eels and more.
17 Apr 2009 Mid-April Link Dump
Business cards, polls, games, biorhythms and Skeletor.
26 Feb 2009 Capturing Data From Beyond The Grave
Tactless form validation.
21 Feb 2009 Never Trust Clients
The unintentional generosity can be costly.
26 Jan 2009 Late January Link Dump
Letters, titles, sins, layers and more.
02 Oct 2008 September Link Dump
Typography, spiders, interviews, filters and more.
02 Sep 2008 Open To Abuse?
Spammers ruin everything.
07 Aug 2008 Early-August Link Dump
Idiots, 3D, nonsense, gender, physics and more.
19 Jun 2008 Mid-June Link Dump
Movies, geolocation, T shirts, coffee and more.
16 Apr 2008 Mid-April Link Dump
Eurovision, comics, JavaScript, cards and more.
25 Mar 2008 Late-March Link Dump
Replies, URLs, comments, security, sci-fi, SPF and caching.
26 Feb 2008 The Downside of Uploads
Another extra burden imposed by IE.
10 Feb 2008 Mid-February Link Dump
Bear, livestock, dog, pony, lemurs and more.
16 Jan 2008 Mid-January Link Dump
Printing, recording, squatting, fighting and more.
13 Nov 2007 PHP preg Pattern Pitfall
Watch out for those trailing newlines.
12 Nov 2007 Mid-November Link Dump
Science, vectors, cows, animation, poultry, comics and more.
21 Sep 2007 Mid-September Link Dump
Karma, fish, evil, dinosaurs, bugs and more.
30 Aug 2007 August Link Dump
Video, newspapers, marketing, ideas, bubbles and more.
24 Aug 2007 DNS Rebinding Nastiness
Zombifying browsers for fun and profit.
28 Jul 2007 Mac Backups With Mozy
Protecting data from fire and burglars.
23 Jul 2007 Clifford Stoll, The Sceptical Sysadmin
Catching cuckoos and tackling technophilia.
18 Jul 2007 Mid-July Link Dump
Disaster recovery, games, PHP, video, messaging and domain names.
03 Jul 2007 June Link Dump
Russia, XSS, cartoons, movies, notes, colour and cards.
02 Jun 2007 May Link Dump
Sickness, security, sound effects and more.
08 Mar 2007 License to Phish
Companies that confuse users are helping fraudsters.
24 Jan 2007 Book Review: Building Scalable Web Sites
Sound advice from Flickr’s architect.
16 Jan 2007 Mid-January Link Dump
A new miscellany for the new year.
28 Dec 2006 End-of-year Link Dump
Using up URLs marked “Best Before End: 2006”.
28 Nov 2006 November Link Dump
Chicks, nukes, prime numbers and more.
07 Nov 2006 Spyware? Yahoo!
20 Oct 2006 Vulnerability
Sloppy coding and head-in-the-sand attitudes.
18 Oct 2006 Humble Pie Not On Apple’s Menu
There’s a time and a place for gloating.
15 Sep 2006 Going Phishing With Google
A handy security hole for scammers.
12 Sep 2006 ID
“Don’t you know who I am?”
08 Aug 2006 Spam By Name…
The tinned meat people have an email newsletter.
20 Mar 2006 Pranklets
Far nicer than clingfilm on toilet seats.
06 Mar 2006 How Not To Do An Online Presentation
Softest sell ever.
24 Jan 2006 New Blood For Bloglines
Some additions to my daily reading.
19 Jan 2006 Dimwitted Denial of Service
They just didn’t think it through…
02 Jan 2006 New Year Link Dump
Clearing out miscellaneous bits’n’pieces.
23 Nov 2005 Alexa and Your WHOIS Info
Keeping domain registration details off the web.
18 Oct 2005 Mid-October Link Dump
Quickly rustled up from miscellaneous leftovers.
13 Sep 2005 Email Injection Attacks
Got a contact form? Make sure it’s safe.
08 Sep 2005 Even Fewer Popups with Firefox
How to close a popups-from-plugins loophole.
07 Aug 2005 They Know Where You Browse
Browsers expose more data than you might realise.
22 May 2005 Google Web Accelerator Aftermath
Lessons learned from the publicised problems.
10 May 2005 To Have and to Withhold
Don’t get screwed by the wedding photographer.
23 Apr 2005 Using Flash’s Local Shared Objects for Good, Not Evil
Add nifty features with Flash’s answer to cookies.
07 Feb 2005 Domain Names: The ‘Evil Twin’ Episode
The foreseen hazards of multilingual URLs.
06 Jan 2005 Anti-Spyware Validationware
Beta release accompanied by Windows validation scheme.
24 Nov 2004 Credit Password
A possible way to help prevent fraudulent credit in your name?
21 Nov 2004 Viral Advertising
Third-party ad server adds malicious code to The Register.
02 Nov 2004 Gmail Precautions
Keeping your account secure from prying eyes.

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