The Command Line 2007-01-07 (Comment Line 360-252-7284)

This is the first show of the new format, the first of two shows to go out each week. This episode is a news cast. A feature cast will go out this Wednesday.

Thanks, Ethan, for the quick note about Canada already have laws on the books criminalizing “non-real” porn. This in response to my discussion of laws proposed in the UK to do the same, specifically for depictions including children.

Security alert this week include a Gmail XSS attack that was very quickly patched, a Quicktime flaw that has yet to be patched reported by the new Month of Apple Bugs project and some unofficial fixes in response from a former Apple engineer, and a JavaScript execution vulnerability in Adob’es Acrobat reader.

In this week’s news, the 23rd c3 wrapped up a few weeks ago and here’s a link to Lawrence Lessig’s brilliant keynote. A video podcaster got further comment from John Perry Barlow right after. Wired had an excellent piece on Jim Christy, chief of OSI’s cyber-crime unit. Some questionable looking group is trying to implement true network VR, again. Lastly a security vendor stumbles in their implementation, almost laughably so.

Follow ups this week include a lab being banned from verifying e-voting machines and more on the purported AACS crack.

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2 Replies to “The Command Line 2007-01-07 (Comment Line 360-252-7284)”

  1. Been enjoying the podcast for the past month or so, ever since I took a job that required a lengthy commute and demanded I entertain myself in traffic for up to 2 hours a day.

    Re: PDF readers — when I am forced to use Windows, it is usually because I am reinstalling the OS for a parent or friend, and I make sure to install the fantastic Foxit Reader (, instead of Adobe’s bloatware. It’s lightweight and fast, even on old hardware, and free as in beer.


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