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August 11, 2008 by

News to know: Cyber attacks; Google; Windows security; Gmail outage

Notable headlines:Larry Dignan: Georgia turns to Google's Blogger amid Russia onslaughtDancho Danchev: Coordinated Russia vs Georgia cyber attack in progressZDNet UK: Georgia accuses Russia of co-ordinated cyberattackVideo: Defcon: Where feds and hackers rub elbowsNews.com: Defcon ends with researchers muzzled, viruses written Ed Bott: Windows security rendered useless?

September 18, 2007 by

Everything you've read about Vista DRM is wrong (Part 2)

Windows Vista includes a new set of features that allow playback software to work with protected media, especially high-definition content. This DRM infrastructure is bitterly controversial, and it's given rise to an enormous amount of misinformation. In part 2 of this three-part series, I continue my detailed examination of the errors, dostortions, and untruths in the most widely quoted paper on the subject, written by New Zealand researcher Peter Gutmann. I was stunned to find that some of the assertions in his epic paper are directly contradicted by his own sources, and that two of his key stats are literally made up. See the proof for yourself.


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