Saturday, June 7, 2008


Just visited the Fortify home page. NoScript, as is its wont, defaulted to no scripts (default deny). Fortify responded with Please upgrade your Flash Player. I thought Fortify was a security vendor. They're asking me to open myself up to the myriad of Flash vulnerabilities?

Friday, June 6, 2008

One annoying thing that's become a common source of extra revenue for ISPs is to damage the DNS. If a web page isn't found, rather than reporting it, the browser is redirected to or some such. Why does this matter? (1) The mis-typed URL is gone, so the user can't immediately see what the typo was. (2) It's a page of ads. Aren't we subjected to enough ads on a day-to-day, or minute-to-minute basis? Anyhow, in an effort to assert ownership of my computer and browser, I've added these lines to /etc/hosts: