According to my inside source, after overloading too few developers with too much work, Ballmer, Sinofsky and Co. blamed them for delays. Now they're busy undermining and/or purging the veterans from Redmond soil. Only problem is, when they're through, there will be nobody left to write Windows code. That's a bad idea from any perspective, especially security.
A group in Amsterdam figures that the same characteristics that make RFID tags perfect for WalMart, make them perfect triggers for bombs. If they have anything to say about it, you'll soon be able to exchange your tinfoil hat for a walkabout RFID jammer. Is that an improvement?
When we first built our newsblog, existing blogging software was dumb and ugly. So we wrote our own blogware in Python, using Zope as the platform. It was beyond state-of-the-art. But blogging software grew up with lots of exciting features, while simply maintaining our custom-built platform became more and more painful for our guy with more important things to do. In the end, we gained a lot, and lost a little.
Looking for a fast, lightweight web-based form builder? Email Battles built a typical sign-up form on Wufoo, a friendly startup based out of Tampa. With the exception of a stubborn radio button that won't go away, we found the site lives up to its promise.
Symantec started 2006 with its hand caught in the cookie jar, admitting to embedding rootkit-like functionality in Norton SystemWorks. Since then, Symantec LiveUpdate for Macintosh, Symantec Scan Engine and Symantec Gateway Security have all served up steaming plates of embarrassment. And now, Symantec Antivirus and Symantec Client Security allow remote exploits. With Wintel closing in on its a/v franchise and its stock already in the tank, the timing couldn't be worse.