Saturday, October 4, 2008

Stephen Fry blogs on Cloud Computing

Stephen Fry, the writer, actor, novelist, filmmaker and successor to Peter Ustinov as the World's Greatest Raconteur, is also a huge fan of technology, and his blog is full of wonderful insights about the marvels of computers. His most recent blog posting explains the ideas of Cloud Computing in a wonderfully clear way;

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Hackers Clone Elvis

OK, not quite, but still, a group of computer security experts, The Hacker's Choice, created a fake RFID-backed passport under the name "Elvis Aaron Presley" with a picture of Elvis, brilliant. They have released a video showing the cloned passport being approved by a security scanner at a Dutch airport.

Of course this is not the first time that RFID passports has been cloned, in 2006 researchers at the Black Hat conference demonstrated RFID chip cloning. Also, incredibly last year it was revealed that RFID chips only have a two year warranty, despite being issued in documents designed to last for ten years !!?!!