I just started the Snow Leopard upgrade process, and I’ve got about an hour to kill as it wanders through the process. Experience tells me to monitor the progress, just in case it hits a hiccup. So, I’m going to see if I can form a post out of something that’s been bothering me lately.… Read More
This is a new one for me. Earlier this week, the Washington Post reported (via Wikileaks) that hackers had compromised a Virginia state prescription web site, deleted the eight million records and replaced the home page with a ransom note. The ransom demand, $10 million. Apparently, this isn’t the first case of datanapping, which doesn’t… Read More
Zombies Attack Austin
With SXSW looming, Austin may need to clean up its zombie problem. I’m in a local news mood for some reason, maybe because I rewatched Anchorman last night and just ran through the video from KXAN’s coverage of a roadside sign hack from last week. Here’s the video: This made the local news here last… Read More
Poll: Do You Lock Your Smart Phones?
Every IT department has this policy. If you have a work computer, you’re expected to password lock it when you leave it unattended. This makes sense, and I’ve followed this practice for many years, for work and personal machines, including desktops. My wife switched to locking her desktop after our cats created a few random… Read More
AppsLab FAQ: Have You Spoken to HR, Legal and Security?
Here comes another installment in my FAQ series. This one isn’t a question I get asked, but rather one I ask. Inevitably, when you start a community or release an application to customers, you’ll need to make sure you’ve got the blessing of three groups within your company. Human Resources Legal Security In any size… Read More