Yahoo’s new on demand passwords

Sign up and they send you a text when you visit Yahoo.

SSDs start showing “wear” at 200TB data transfers

The SSD Endurance Experiment helped show the endurance limits of SSDs.

NTP may be on the way out

The 30 year old Network Time Protocol may be retired soon.

Google fails to protect renewed domain WHOIS info

If you’ve got a domain registered with Google, and you recently renewed, your contact info may have been made publicly available.  

Apple sends Siri audio to 3rd parties

They say it’s anonymized before it leaves their servers.  People are listening to what you say to Siri.

Microsoft EMET 5.2

Microsoft has released a new version of its Enhanced Mitigation Toolkit (I refuse to use its full name).

Microsoft Update 3033929 causing reboots on Windows 7

If you use Windows 7 or Windows 2008R2, be wary of MS 3033929.

Apple sites suffer 11hr downtime

Internal DNS error caused a big snafu.

Google’s first store

If you’re in London you can check out the Google Store.

If you use Panda AV, your PC may be in trouble.

Do not reboot your PC.
The latest update for Panda AV quarantines important system files and requires another update to fix.