Don’t forget, I am interviewing Cory Doctorow this week, so send questions if you have them. He will not have a lot of time to spare, but I’ll do what I can with the questions I get.
Thanks, Wouter, for the feedback about abandonware. I certainly am familiar with this class of software, I just didn’t make the connection.
Security alerts this week include another MoKB vulnerability this time local only and in the Mach-o executable format, further research shows the DMG flaw previously disclosed by MoKB’s is not exploitable, Apple releases a security update, which doesn’t fix either problem, and a flaw is discovered in all GnuPG versions up to 2.0.
The Hacker Word of the Week is bit bucket.
In the news this week, a new kind of quantum computer or simulator that has me skeptical, Noam Eppel responds to criticism of his piece on Security Absurdity, the Coding Horror makes a good point about developers often building bad GUIs but irritates me in the process, and Schneier expands on side channel attacks and how to design so as to help prevent them.
Follow ups this week include the Zune does not technical violate the Creative Commons but the CC general counsel has some interesting remarks and NIST recommends de-certification of DRE voting systems favoring paper trails and ballots.
This week’s feature is a retrospective on what I’ve learned about CopyRight.
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