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Monday, June 3, 2002

Defeating Biometric Security

ExtremeTech reprinted an article from c't magazine, showing how easy it is to defeat some of the biometric security devices on the market today. This technology obviously has potential, but it's got a long way to go before it will replace the password. My favorite is the face recognition software that was defeated by showing a legitimate user's face on a notebook.

Saturday, June 1, 2002

BBS Reminiscing

Salon is running an article waxing nostalgic about the days of the BBS. Ahh memories. Chatting at 300 baud on my VIC-20. I was even a sysop for a while for a BBS run by a local Mom-and-Pop computer shop. I even attended real live meetings with some of my fellow sysops. It was a good time. J.t. and I wasted a lot of time playing Tradewars too :) It's a nice stroll down memory lane. Thanks Slashdot.

J.t.Qbe comments: Those were the days, weren't they? The world at 1200 baud was a much different place. I was happy to have 3 or 4 local BBSs in western MI, and we were swamped with them in Milwaukee. I spent far too many hours online in those days when I should have been doing homework.

But the article was annoying. The guy really needs to learn how to write, and the meaningless, overused, overtrendy phrase "back in the day" should have died a long time ago. Ugh.

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