The recent unpleasantness

Back on October 11, 2015, this website was “hacked” by some random group of miscreants. The hack placed new index.html and index.php pages in every folder, I learned upon further inspection of my hosted files via FTP. It made cleaning things up a bit tedious, but not difficult. I think the problem was that I […]

How Bruce Schneier secures his laptop

On the heels of this recent story out of the UK about the government losing 25 million citizens’ personal data, IT security guru Bruce Schneier provides his tips on securing your laptop, especially critical for those us with client data on our drives: Longer keys increase the amount of work the defender has to do […]

Twitter for accounting professionals?

Dennis wrote a post a few days ago about Twitter within “a business context” entitled “The pain of disruption“: I want to DO something with Twitter. The more I think about what Twitter might deliver, the more scary it becomes. Twitter challenges my ingrained notions of how services and value are delivered. In case you […]

Vista not even out yet but still pirated

Microsoft’s upcoming operating system, the successor to XP, isn’t out yet but it has still managed to be cracked (in a sense). Vista will be out Jan. 30, 2007 to consumers, earlier for Microsoft’s preferred big business clients. With Windows Vista only just going “gold” … the first cracked versions have already hit the pirate […]

Auditor laptop stolen, confidential data included

The auditor for Hotels.com is Ernst & Young, and one of their staff working on the audit had their laptop stolen from their car, compromising the credit card data of approximately 243,000 customers. These things will happen, but what I don’t understand is whether they’re just assuming whoever stole the laptop is going to be […]