Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Revisiting what I said about Grids last year

Last year I said that Grids would be huge... in ten years and I still think I'm right. Two more articles that kind of agree with me:
Byte and Switch: Gridding My Teeth
Byte and Switch:
Enterprises Still Not Sold on Grid

They say things along the lines that I was trying to say last year. No one is buying it yet. The SDLC isn't there yet to support it. People aren't willing to trust the 3rd party with their data, etc..
Anyway, 9 years and counting.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Got more than 1 digg!

How's this for little joys in life: I submitted a digg story that got more than 1 digg! Holy crap! Its only 7 diggs, but that's 6 more than 1 Whoo hoo! I'm a diggin' maching!

Here's the post:

and the digg:

Where' s my $1,000 a month?

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Video: Hijacking a Macbook in 60 Seconds or Less

Here's the video to go along with the previous "hijacking" story. Interesting to note, they attack a 3rd party driver, but don't mention if the built in wi-fi is also susceptible.

read more | digg story

The other articles about this mention the reason they choose the Mac as the target:

Still, the presenters said they ultimately decided to run the demo against a Mac due to what Maynor called the "Mac user base aura of smugness on security."

"We're not picking specifically on Macs here, but if you watch those 'Get a Mac' commercials enough, it eventually makes you want to stab one of those users in the eye with a lit cigarette or something," Maynor said.
(quoted from: http://blog.washingtonpost.com/securityfix/2006/08/hijacking_a_macbook_in_60_seco_1.html

Yeah... I also think they chose the mac because of the 'ho-hum, another windows sploit...'
factor. It's just plain sexier to say you remotely popped a mac.

On top of that, they attacked a 3rd party card, not the built in wifi.... Smells fishy to me.

TAGS: macbook apple security