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Hotmail adds full-session SSL for more secure webmail (Download Squad)

Nov 6th 2010 2:27PM Some quick checks show that while you can force HTTPS connections, but out of the roughly 2 dozen cookies set, only one of them is marked 'secure' - and changing or deleting it seems to have no affect on your session authentication. So while this may prevent someone sniffing your mail while you read it (good) - doesn't necessarily protect you against sidejacking ala FireSheep (bad).

AT&T having wireless data issues today? (Engadget)

Aug 14th 2007 5:50PM No data service since last night at all (can't send MMS either).
Reboot hasn't made a difference. Been noticing problems for a couple of days intermittently, but complete loss of service since last night.

Olympia, WA

Hackers use Windows Update to download malicious code (Download Squad)

May 14th 2007 5:07PM The BITS service was designed to allow developers to take advantage of it's throttling & resumable downloads. Microsoft Update uses it for those reasons, but you could build your own distribution service around it. It really shouldn't have a list of allowed servers. As far as trusted's just a download component, it doesn't have any special privileges on the system.

Isn't this just the same as previous malware that used TFTP, FTP, HTTP, IRC, NNTP, etc. to download additional components - are all of these dangerous clients that are only used to download malicious code?

It's our 2nd birthday and we're giving you the presents! (Engadget)

Mar 4th 2006 12:44PM Many, many posts, but this one stood out for me:

Cool event, got to meet the Engadget crew and hear how they do it - plus there was the neverending giveaway.

Hamachi, open source zero configuration VPN (Download Squad)

Jan 5th 2006 10:53PM Been using Hamachi for a couple of weeks. Installed on two machines behind my firewall and on my laptop. I have been able to connect just fine from various WiFi spots, hotels, airports and even off of a DirecWay satellite connection (understandably slow). It's the simplest VPN I have ever played with. Might suggest that you adjust the binding order in Windows, as Hamachi creates a virtual adapter at the top of the list. This caused a few problems when connecting between machines on my LAN that were running Hamachi, they chose the Hamachi adapter instead of directly connecting on the same subnet.