The web knows way too much about us

Very compelling web site that is based in Denmark. It shows you exactly what web servers know about you, just by surfing onto a web page. It shows weakness’s and vulnerability in even the most secure web browsers. Some of this information is needed, such as; do you have Quicktime or AcitiveX installed; does your browser support cookies; what version of Google toolbar (if any and what version) is installed; plus various software and firmware updater’s.

Some information I am not so clear on. Why would an internet web site need to know; Can your C Drive be shown? Number of CD ROM drives and drive letter; Certificates installed; host name or network name.

http://gemal.dk/

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Using Windows online is like surfing a virtual minefield

Windows is a Minefield on the Internet

I installed Windows onto a fresh Parallels partition. Spent five hours going to ABCNews, FoxNews, Facebook, Google, Netflix and YouTube.

I ran Norton and found 6 virus’, 512 tracking cookies and 3 attempts to access’ my computer from an unauthorized/malicious web site.

Why do Windows users put up with that?

Mac Virus’

clipped from news.cnet.com

I am familiar, of course, with the theory that Macs have such a small market share, ergo, virus writers don’t bother with them. But I don’t think that’s right. Fact of the matter is, me and my fellow Mac users are so damn cocky about being virus proof, that virus writers by all rights should be working overtime just to take us down a peg. C’mon, I know you coders out there are just beside yourself in frustration that you can’t zap that smarmy Justin Long with some kind of crippling CPU tumour. You’re just dying to yell “Virus-free this, fucko!” as you send the command that will give you the power to make him cluck like a chicken while PC stands there staring with his mouth open! -)
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Mac Virus’

clipped from news.cnet.com
I am familiar, of course, with the theory that Macs have such a small market share, ergo, virus writers don’t bother with them. But I don’t think that’s right. Fact of the matter is, me and my fellow Mac users are so damn cocky about being virus proof, that virus writers by all rights should be working overtime just to take us down a peg. C’mon, I know you coders out there are just beside yourself in frustration that you can’t zap that smarmy Justin Long with some kind of crippling CPU tumour. You’re just dying to yell “Virus-free this, fucko!” as you send the command that will give you the power to make him cluck like a chicken while PC stands there staring with his mouth open! -)
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