April 27, 2015
Conversation With a Tech Support Scammer

Via Daring Fireball is this great Conversation With a Tech Support Scammer. Amazing what these guys go through to get you…

When investigating an incident that involved domain redirection and a suspected tech support scam, I recorded my interactions with the individual posing as a help desk technician and researched the background of this scheme. It was an educational exchange, to say the least. Here’s what I learned about this person’s and his employer’s techniques and objectives.

Posted by Arcterex at 04:08 PM
Security Advisory: Multiple WordPress Plugins

Security Advisory: XSS Vulnerability Affecting Multiple WordPress Plugins. Keep your fingers on that update button folks.

Multiple WordPress Plugins are vulnerable to Cross-site Scripting (XSS) due to the misuse of the addqueryarg() and removequeryarg() functions. These are popular functions used by developers to modify and add query strings to URLs within WordPress.

Posted by Arcterex at 10:30 AM
April 20, 2015
Jurassic World - Official Global Trailer (HD) - YouTube

The just released Jurassic World - Official Global Trailer shows a bit more of the plot and while I’m not convinced, I know I’ll be there opening weekend regardless…

Posted by Arcterex at 11:25 AM
April 15, 2015
HDD and Floppy Music: Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit

Double the nostalgia… Floppy disks and Nirvana!: HDD and Floppy Music: Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit - YouTube

Posted by Arcterex at 11:15 AM
April 14, 2015
Flashlight is an amazing Spotlight Extension for OS/X

Found Flashlight — do anything with a keystroke via this MacStories post. Works as advertised. Very cool addition. Big question is now do I/can I dump Alfred for Spotlight + Flashlight?

Posted by Arcterex at 03:32 PM
Apple Releases ResearchKit

ResearchKit is now out there on github. I’m sure the Apple haters will still complain, but it’s out there and available, and (in theory) will help researchers do great things. Now how about that FaceTime Apple…?

Posted by Arcterex at 03:23 PM
April 13, 2015
uTorrent Hopes to Regain Trust After Bitcoin Mining Controversy | TorrentFreak

uTorrent Hopes to Regain Trust After Bitcoin Mining Controversy

The Bitcoin miner was quickly suspended until further notice. Based on the negative backlash from users it was recently announced that the “offer” would not be reinstated.

Guess we’ll see…

Posted by Arcterex at 05:21 PM
Awesome Peugeot Car Commercial

This ad for the New Peugeot 208 GTi is really nothing short of “epic”.

Posted by Arcterex at 03:45 PM
April 10, 2015
Coding Horror On Code Security

Jeff Atwood digs deep into security, bugs, and perceptions and misperceptions in Given Enough Money, All Bugs Are Shallow.

Posted by Arcterex at 02:13 PM
April 07, 2015
Last Week Tonight on Government Surveillance and Edward Snowden

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver has a fantastic segment on Government Surveillance, including an interview and some amazing footage. Here’s the embedded:

Regardless of what you think of Snowden, this is a fantastic bit of video, and an amazing interview.

Posted by Arcterex at 02:56 PM
April 01, 2015
Happy April Fools' Day 2015

Happy April Fools’ Day 2015, at least a mini-round up.

Posted by Arcterex at 02:58 PM