Links 20.04.2011

20 04 2011

Some security-related readings:

http://stakeventures.com/articles/2010/02/12/how-oauth-beat-chip-and-pin

http://hueniverse.com/2009/04/explaining-the-oauth-session-fixation-attack/

http://stakeventures.com/articles/2010/02/11/opentransact-a-tiny-payment-standard

http://stakeventures.com/articles/2010/02/04/the-sorry-state-of-payment-standards

http://www.lightbluetouchpaper.org/2010/02/11/chip-and-pin-is-broken/

http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/research/security/banking/nopin/oakland10chipbroken.pdf

http://code.google.com/apis/accounts/docs/OAuth2.html





USB to Ethernet Adapter

17 03 2011

The TrendNet USB-Ethernet adapter could be a cheaper alternative to Apple’s “original” version. Get and install the driver from here. Tried on Snow Leopard, works perfectly.





RFC search made easy

10 03 2011

… by Google Chrome:

just type “data”, the browser autocompletes the URL, press TAB, then type the RFC number followed by ENTER. Et voilĂ !

Excellent!

(of course for the first or second visit, you might want to type the complete URL yourself: datatracker.ietf.org)





Virtually virtual

18 03 2008

For poor experimentalists who don’t have enough money to buy a lot of computers, but yet still want to do experiments with computer networking, there’s a way to build a virtual network which runs on one computer only. Check out this page.

And if it’s not enough, I mean, if these experimentalists are too lazy to setup a dedicated computer to run the experiments, the virtual network can also be built on a virtual machine! Check it out here. That is, virtual network running on virtual computers… hah!

But don’t get too excited, this bunch of virtual-computers-in-a-network-which-runs-on-a-virtual-machine are, for obvious reason, useless for high performance computing (a.k.a cluster-based supercomputer) =)