Office 365 and outlook.com/Hotmail are converging infrastructure

If you’ve talked to me in person over the past few months, you may have heard me talk about this. But if not, I’ll talk about it in this blog post and what it means. Some background Exchange Online Protection (EOP), the mail filtering branch of Office 365 (I use the terms interchangeably) is the…

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Office 365 and outlook.com/Hotmail are converging infrastructure

If you’ve talked to me in person over the past few months, you may have heard me talk about this. But if not, I’ll talk about it in this blog post and what it means. Some background Exchange Online Protection (EOP), the mail filtering branch of Office 365 (I use the terms interchangeably) is the…

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Edward Snowden on the defensive?

I was reading in the New York Times the other day an article entitled Snowden Defends Query to Putin on Surveillance. The article references a question-and-answer session with Russian President Vladimir Putin. In the interview, Snowden shows up unexpectedly and asks President Putin and asks him whether or not Russia engages in the same sort…

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Life in the cloud seems… overrated

You can call me cynical but the latest digital revolution – putting your life in the cloud where you interact with it using devices – seems overrated to me. You know what I mean; if you’re a member of the tech industry, the latest major trend is cloud computing. This is where all of your…

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What I’ve been up to lately

It’s been a long time since I have written anything on this blog. I haven’t been idle, though. I’ve been doing several things that I have prioritized over blogging. Here’s a summary: Trying to get an iPad app developed As I wrote about in February, I launched a Kickstarter project to create a travel-themed app…

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Out of the office for a while

I’m out of the office for a while so there won’t be many updates to this blog in January, 2013. See you when I return! If you’re wondering where I am, here’s a clue: Yes, experts all say that you shouldn’t tell others you’re gone when you’re gone. Well, I have virtually nothing of value…

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Measuring the cost of cybercrime

Last week at Virus Bulletin in 2012, Tyler Moore of Southern Methodist University (SMU) gave a talk entitled "Measuring the cost of cyber crime.” It was a study done in collaboration with multiple individuals in multiple countries. The study sought to answer this question – How much does cyber crime cost? Up until this point,…

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Floating villages of Cambodia

While we were in Cambodia, we visited the floating villages, located not too far from the city of Siem Reap.  We took a boat ride down the muddy river which took about 30 minutes: Along the way, I was reminded that we were definitely in the 3rd world.  As I said, and as you can…

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Pictures of Angkor Wat

This post has nothing to do with spam, malware or security.  Instead, you can file this under It’s-my-blog-and-I’ll-post-what-I-want-to. Anyhow, the past couple of weeks I was in Cambodia and Bali (Indonesia).  It’s been my life long dream (for the past 18 months – every time I achieve one life long dream, I acquire a new…

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Was gone, but back now

I was gone for the past couple of weeks in Cambodia and Indonesia, but I’m back now and ready to post some more. Whenever I travel overseas, I like to look at the various pieces of technology that people are using.  After going to these two countries in the developing world, I have two things…

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No posting for a couple of weeks

I’m going to be gone for a couple of weeks so you won’t see any new posts on here until late December.  Until then, ho-ho-ho and have a Merry Christmas (or Happy Holidays, if you’re so inclined to celebrate something else)!  

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Browser market share–who’s visiting me?

An article on Geekwire today reports on Internet browser usage amongst the various population.  Internet Explorer continues to with 55%, Firefox is second with 22.5%, Chrome is third with 15% with others picking up about 5%.  The overall trend in browsers is that Internet Explorer has slowly declined over time while Firefox has remained mostly…

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My thoughts on Google+

From a friend who posted it on imgur:   And now from xkcd:   My own experience with Google+ is the following: I don’t get it.  Don’t get me wrong, I understand that it combines everything that Google does like Buzz, Picasa, and Chat (but thankfully not Wave).  But I still don’t get it. I…

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Son of computer security expert kidnapped, ransom demanded

Here’s a couple of short, interesting articles.  The 20-year old son of the founder of security software company Kaspersy (Yevgeny Kaspersky) was kidnapped last week and his kidnappers asked for a ransom of over $4 million.  Kaspersky’s Son ‘Kidnapped’ 22 April 2011 The Moscow Times Ivan Kaspersky, the 20-year-old son of computer guru Yevgeny Kaspersky,…

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