Cyber Security is Everyone’s Problem

Did you miss the demo/presentation that Dr. Sivadon Chaisiri (Boom) of the Cyber Security Lab, Dept of Computer Science,  University of Waikato gave us on November 13th? His picture of what is happening when we go on the internet  helped us understand the risks we expose ourselves to and how … Continue reading

Creative Commons Licensing – a Quiet Revolution

How Creative Commons licences are being used to open up New Zealand’s educational resources, research, data, culture and heritage for sharing, adaptation and reuse Matt McGregor, the Public Lead of Creative Commons, Aotearoa New Zealand introduced the six Creative Commons licences. He explained How to get a Creative Commons licence … Continue reading

Security and privacy

Security and privacy issues continue to make the news. Here are some that I found interesting, significant or helpful, including: Various ideas and resources for managing passwords Alternatives to passwordsSecurity news Mobile security and resources Privacy What Google, governments, businesses and others know about you Some resources and measures to … Continue reading

Windows RIP XP Long live 8.1

Microsoft makes Windows free for select devices, announces universal Windows apps By Shawn Knight on April 2, 2014 Microsoft on Wednesday revealed plans to make Windows free for manufacturers to use on smartphones and tablets with screen sizes under nine inches. Furthermore, a future version of Windows for the … Continue reading

Found on the web 2013/10

Some items which you may find interesting or useful Some HOWTO’s and other hints mostly from PC World, some security and privacy alerts, software, some general news, Microsoft news, insight into censorship in China, explanation of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and Encryption. Finally some light relief (this year’s IgNoble Prizes). … Continue reading