Friday 21 May 2010

Oops! Microsoft Dynamics GP's huge security hole (update: NOT)

If you're relying on the password encryption in Microsoft Dynamics GP -- formerly Great Plains -- to meet your PCI requirements, stop what you're doing and listen up. It's been revealed that its encryption algorithm is about as simple as it can be: a substitution cypher. Let's investigate, in today's The Long View...

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Thursday 20 May 2010

Jason Calacanis learns a harsh lesson in spam

Today's edition of The Long View is a cautionary tale of ridiculous user behavior and badly-configured mailing list software. It demonstrates how even the most vehement of spam-haters can themselves unwittingly become a spammer...

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Wednesday 19 May 2010

LifeLock CEO loses grip on his identity

In The Long View, we look at the latest episode in the sorry tale of fine, all-American, Al Gore lookalike Todd Davis, CEO of identity-theft-prevention company LifeLock, Inc. Sound familiar? Here's another clue: his social security number is 457-55-5462. Yep, this is the guy who published his SSN on many-a billboard, to demonstrate his company's amazing service. As I, and others at the time quipped, yeah, that'll work. /s

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Five reasons Gmail still beats the new Hotmail

Sorry, Preston, but I'm going to disagree with you. There's no way that the new Hotmail beats Gmail. Not for the Computerworld audience's needs, anyway. Here are five reasons of my own, in The Long View...

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