Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Proof you should avoid it like the plague: MS Internet Explorer

A blog I have been following lately drew my attention to this study (use link, yafoo! ;)) from back in august.

"MSIE was 98% unsafe. There were only 7 days in 2004 without an unpatched publicly disclosed security hole." --Bruce Schneier

Seems Firefox/Mozilla are about the best thing rolling according to the study, and while they are not 100% safe, what is?

My biggest concern is about MSIE, is, and always has been, the sheer level of itigration is has with the Operating system itself. This is MS's curse when it comes to their OS developement. Just about everything can be done from MSIE/explorer. Don't beleive me? Open Windows Explorer and type in a URL. They're practically the same program, and both equally reach into the nethers of your files. I won't deny that it's true that one can browse system files with Firefox as well, but one cannot launch programs from there, and that is a big difference when it comes to access within a machine and to other machines.

Honestly, I don't know if file browsing should be able to be done from a web-browser. Others would argue that there really is little difference between surfing the web and serfing a local machine. And on some level I guess they are right. Still, avoid the MSIE, and the study just confirms what I've known for some time: namely you'll encounter less problem running a browser other than IE as your primary web browser.

In closing, I will state in Microsoft's defense that Mozilla, Opera and the like see less use in general, and that M$ is the big target because they, frankly, are Microsoft. No points off for effort M$, just afraid you're the biggest target on the radar. Hackers love to hate you. Though, as a result avoidance of Microsoft Internet Explorer is a good move for most casual or not so casual PC users.

Sunday, December 25, 2005

"Can't Stop the Signal, Mal"

Just wheny ou thought it was safe to ship via snail-mail/UPS or FedEx as oppossed to the complete openly hackable-ness of an SMTP server I present you the following E-Hijacking

That's right kids. Hope I upped your paranoia or gave you some naughty ideas for next year.

Just remember: o/~ Oh, Santa's coming and he's gonna kick your Ass, He's gonna. Kick your Ass, He's gonna, Kick your Ass. o/~

Personal truths for today.

I normally do not post the results of any of the quizes I take, but I think this one hit the nail on the head:



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No shining diamond, but I NEED and artistic outlet. Badly! I feel like my talents are dying here. For now I have to fill the role of sole provider, but honestly, It's getting old. I need more time to clear my head, more time to spend with The Lord, and less stress from work. Feels like I'm burning the candle at both ends. Always so much to do.

Goahed's wanting me to re-do his logo in 3D. No real creativity, but I guess it'll do for now. Needing some downtime. Needing to stop the 4 hours nights of rest. Lately I'm always mad, I rarely feel like I;ve accomplished anything, which, more and more makes me want to just walk away from most of the things in my Life.

I love God, Annette, and my family. And that's as solid as I can be right now. After the Christmas stuffs tomorrow I'm sleeping through Monday. Period. And prehaps that will be a good first step toward making my life better. I ask what brethren I have to please please please keep me in their prayers. I just feel like I am wasting away. But then my perspective is limited.

Sorry for a down Note on Christmas. And I really do wish you all a Merry one. Meantime. Enjoy the Ham and other goodness tomorrow.

Best Wishes and 013.
Drix

Thursday, December 15, 2005

America... F@#$ YEAH!

http://www.wftv.com/news/5540774/detail.html

All I have to say is that I should have thought of this.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Sooo Stupid!

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Thank you, that is all.