Category Archives: Security

Fundamentals of Browsing

This Gist was floating around the IRC Chats the other day and I though I would share.. To Help family and friends keep their machines un-infected and un-encumbered.

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The purpose of this “howto” is to document how browsing can be done in a privacy and security conscious manner. This information is compiled from a number of sources, which are referenced throughout the document, as well as my own experiences with the described technologies.

I welcome contributions and comments on the information contained. Please see the “How to Contribute” section for information on contributing your own knowledge.

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Blizzard Compromise

Taken from the ICS Diary

James brought this to my attention shortly after I checked in for my shift: http://us.blizzard.com/en-us/securityupdate.html

There are a few more details here: http://us.battle.net/support/en/article/important-security-update-faq

Check out this Geek Howto on changing your battle.net password

Also Check out the Battle.net authenticator 

I believe they also have an iPhone app for multi facet authentication.

It’s time to drop my ICQ Account due to “Russian Company Buys ICQ”

Russian Company Buys ICQ: “An anonymous reader writes ‘AOL has sold ICQ to Digital Sky Technologies (DST), Russia’s largest Internet company, for US$187.5 million. DST’s offer was apparently more attractive than those of Russia’s ProfMedia and China’s Tencent. ICQ, originally released in 1996 and bought by AOL in 1998 for US$407 million, was one of the world’s first major instant messaging systems. Although largely forgotten in English-speaking countries, it remains widely popular in Central Europe, Russia, and Israel. Moscow News has additional coverage of the deal.Read more of this story at Slashdot.