Thanks to Romek who was kind enough to send this picture to add a different dimension to an otherwise ‘boring’ information security blog 🙂
Day: 13 March 2007
Blocking Adware using the HOSTS file.
How I love seeing this message instead of adverts in my Yahoo Mailbox 😉
Check how I do this using the HOSTS file that I documented on an earlier posting.
For those of you that are interesting to understand more on how the HOSTS file works, listen to the Security Now podcast
Proposal for porn domain revived
Plans to create an internet domain for pornographic websites have been resurrected. I hope they make an affirmative decision on this soon!. Makes such sense for ease of content filtering for children.
What about the .kids domain? I haven’t heard anything more on this recently. Anyone got any input here?
Blocking Adobe Flash Content
Did you know that you can customise the settings of the adope flash player -that maybe causing dynamic content to appear on visited web pages and can also be storing content onto your computer. I get these sort of content when I open my Yahoo Mail for example if I haven’t set my privacy settings.
You could be seeing an advert a bit like the one below that is dynamically changing every few seconds. If so there is a chance that it is also storing content on your computer.
If you ‘right-click’ on the dynamic content, something like the following will pop-up. If you navigate through the menu options -the icons in the bottom left-hand corner, you will be presented with various privacy options for this particular advertiser. You can edit just the settings for adverts from this one advertiser using this panel.
The first thing I do is click on the ‘folder’ icon and set content to be stored on my computer to zero! Afterwards the advertisement disappears and looks like the example below.
Click on the Advanced option to modify the global settings for ALL adverts. You will be presented with something like the following. Any settings applied on this web-page will affect how Adobe Flash Content -concerning your privacy settings- is being managed on your computer.
Let me know how it goes…
Podcasts for children
The 50 Most Important People on the Web
From PC World.
This is a really interesting read!
The importance of ‘net neutrality’
A very good article on the importance of ‘net neutrality’. Tim Berners-Lee who normally keeps a low profile is speaking out in favour of this.