Category Archives: nfoWorks

Sometimes, worrying about man-in-the-middle attacks is not just paranoia

I have a friend who is seriously concerned about man-in-the-middle attacks on his communications.  He uses digital signatures on all of his e-mails. I generally reciprocate, and I will again once Outlook 2013 on Windows 8 stops crashing when I … Continue reading

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Blocked on Blogging

Recently, I completed a number of arrangements to have more attention on a few projects that I consider the most important work for my continued vocation.  That includes attention to my web sites, where I’ll be investing renewed attention, and … Continue reading

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Improving Hashes Doesn’t Improve Passwords

Yesterday, an effort to produce a new Password Hashing Algorithm was announced.  Dennis Fisher describes the initiative in his 2013-02-15 Kaspersky threatpost article, “Cryptographers Aim to Find New Password Hashing Algorithm.”  Here’s my comment. First, the article suggests that the … Continue reading

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Password Security 1: Social Engineering an SHA1 Hack

The use of easily-computed hash values as password authenticators provides piss-poor safety.  The prevalence of memorable/weak passwords and their reuse simply compounds the foolishness.  Here’s a vivid demonstration why. Lights!  Cameras!!  Rolling … Action !!! Scene 1: The Setup Late … Continue reading

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A Planet of Blog Splinters … Apache Feathers?

The Apache Software Foundation provides a Planet Apache blog consolidation.  I’d like to have my articles that are related to Apache projects, especially Apache OpenOffice, to be directed to the planet.  And I want articles that aren’t even remotely-connected to … Continue reading

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A Column about ZIP — Slaw

This handy 2011-04-13 column has a great deal of information about Zip.  There will be a lot to say about Zip on the nfoWorks too. A Column about ZIP — Slaw (We owe this sudden bust-out into blogging to the … Continue reading

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fluidinfo: A SemWeb Like a Wiki[pedia] or Like a Google?

Apparently fluidinfo is the new grey (elephant) and we are the blind explorers.  Me too. John Blossom, in a 2011-03-24 post, “Will Fluid Flow to Reality?”, sees Fluidinfo having to contend with Google.  The comparison is with the Google properties … Continue reading

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