stupidity

A 6-post collection

Website security fails

I’m amazed that in the year 2012 we still have obvious and glaring bad practises relating to security of information, particularly personal information when it comes to websites and other online systems. No wonder identity theft is such a growing area of concern.  A large Telco I signed up »

Senator Fielding also fails internet school

According to this ABC News article, links to child pornography were posted on the website of Senator Steve Fielding of Family First. The website hosted a forum (under the link ‘Have Your Say’) where anyone can register as a user and then post comments. I’m unable to verify because »

People of NSW – don’t believe the spin about the SMH hacking a website

Background On Friday 19th Feb 2010, Sydney Morning Herald reporters Matthew Moore and Andrew West were advised by a contact to go to the website nswtransportblueprint.com.au, where material on the transport blueprint was available. The reporters did not require a password to view the documents, which were available »

Channel 9 Twitter fail

Now that we’ve had some success tackling the big issues, time to turn our sights on Channel 9, free to air broadcaster of cricket in Australia. Currently one of the major sponsors of cricket is mobile phone company Three. They have a promotion where you can get free access »

Google Android logo fun

I was in my local Harvey Norman and walked past their display for the HTC Hero, out of the corner of my eye something just didn’t look right. Check out their use of the Windows logo to promote the fact that the phone time Android! I don’t think »

Junkware Alert: Hear loud and clear on the telephone

So you’ve got a hearing problem and you’re too embarrassed to see a medical professional and get a proper hearing aid. Why not self-medicate and use a range of gadgets that help you hear more clearly? Like this telephone earpiece amplifier: From Magnamail. Too bad if you want »