Daily Archives: January 12, 2009

foaf builder – it was all going so well and then

(update: on the other hand, it appears to have worked… My spiffy FOAF URI is http://foafbuilder.qdos.com/people/gwking.myopenid.com/foaf.rdf) I was trying to add myself to FOAF builder (just because). It was slick. It was nice. It was using OpenID. But then: Fatal … Continue reading

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using MD5 in certificates is well and truly broken

A nice description of Certificate Authorities and the web of trust along with details on how researchers broke it in the case of MD5 signed certificates. Theoretical attacks yield practical attacks on SSL, PKI: “In so doing they showed once … Continue reading

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Have a (whale of a) heart

Innovators Develop Products That Mimic Nature’s Principles – washingtonpost.com: “‘I see a whale, I see a six-to-12-volt electric generator that is able to pump 1,000 liters per pulse through more than 108 miles of veins and arteries,’ he said. The … Continue reading

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