Sunday, June 30, 2013

Lawful Interception

With the latest revelations that the US government had been spying on the Europeans in Washington the concept of "Lawful Interception" comes to mind once more.

This activity has been going on for a while now and it is only being realized by the masses. How come in some instances it is okay for a government to monitor the activity of those that use the Internet when it comes to national security and it is an invasion of privacy in other cases?

To suddenly throw up ones hands and declare this as unacceptable denys that this has been going on for a long time. It is just the methods and technology that has changed.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Why LinkedIn is a security risk

LinkedIn has a serious security flaw in that you can see who a LinkedIn member has viewed a profile of someone that they are interested in.

The consequence of this is that you can draw conclusions and formulate your own connections between members without using the LinkedIn network. Whereas LinkedIn try an maintain a level of security by getting you to sign-in and to upgrade your account (the later is more a revenue generating activity that attempts to get you to upgrade so that you can communicate with other members), it is still possible to see who someone you are interested in has looked at other members profiles.

You don't have to upgrade your account to see this information.

What this means if someone claims that they do not know a particular person and then they look-up their profile, it is obvious that they did know that person.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Where is Edward Snowden?

The more that the US government threatens the more political it becomes and the chances of asylum are increased.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The Immobilizer business in Central Canada

It would seem that the Immobilizer business is a bit of a "racket" in Manitoba.

Immobilizer program too cosy, some charge

There are also those that seem to have conflicts of interest. With the Canadian government and others in the insurance and automotive industry. Things are not always as they first appear. I will have to see if I can clarify some of what I have found regarding CAIRSS and MPI 

Friday, June 7, 2013

Aunty makes some changes to iPlayer

Starting today, 6 June 2013, there are reports and get_iplayer users that are looking for a fix for a:

"failed to read rtmp packet header" error

I have found a work-around for this and it is documented on my website,

It seems that the BBC are in the habit of changing where the swf hash is located and what SWF hash needs to be used. The swfurl is hard-coded in the script and can also be specified on the command line.