Tag Archives: security

Authenticator change, let’s follow the money

Been pondering and I think I’ve come up with a reason for this apparently stupid change which has no visible driving reason, no screaming customers, no mega threads on the official forums (or indeed on blogs) about how terrible it … Continue reading

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Facebook is at it again

http://www.eweekeurope.co.uk/news/critics-bash-facebook-for-sharing-phone-numbers-18274 The line here is simple, trust Facebook with nothing which you are not entirely happy making public to the entire world.  If you don’t want it shared, remove it from FB asap.    

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Online information & security

Another day, another information horror story of sorts. Someone has stuck a bot crawling Facebook for public information, collated it into a nicely presented format and slapped it up on a torrent for downloading.  Let’s look at the impact of … Continue reading

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Real ID, the battle is over

For the moment. Things have had a chance to calm down and settle though the rumblings are continuing, rather like the earthquakes we’re getting in the build up to Cataclysm. I’m hoping that it isn’t a portent of what is … Continue reading

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Breaking news: Section 44 is suspended

The Home Sec has just announced in Parliament. About bloody time

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Real ID & forums, a news site roundup

Firstly an interesting article which might give some insight into one of the drivers for this change http://watchingthewatchers.org/indepth/1365085/korean-law-driving-policy-blizzard Now, here is the news BBC News – World of Warcraft maker to end anonymous forum logins http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/10543100.stm USA Today – ‘WoW’ … Continue reading

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Real ID & forums, a cataclysmic failure

Thanks to Matticus for shoving this on the radar, though given the noise it’s creating (118 pages on EU and 882 on US the last time I checked). So firstly what are they doing and what are they not doing. … Continue reading

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