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InfoWorld published the 10 most common security land mines that experts say you need to avoid.
Many companies spend a small fortune and deploy a small army to secure themselves from the many security threats lurking these days. But all those efforts can come to naught when making any of these common mistakes. The results can range from embarrassing to devastating, but security experts say that all are easily avoidable.
And almost all can be done without spending one more dime.
- A slip of the finger reveals the company secret
- People give away passwords and other secrets without thinking
- A trusted partner ends up not being so trustworthy with your data
- Web-based apps can be portals to leaks and thieves
- Hoping the worse doesn’t happen only makes it worse
- Avoiding or diluting response leadership makes breaches worse
- Handling breach details sloppily tips off the perp
- Trusting "silver bullet" technology hides real threats
- Spending unthinkingly wastes resources you might need for important threats
- Don't save the wrong data
In short, weakest point in ICT technologies is always the same one… guess who ?
The full article is available here on InfoWorld
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Passengers will no longer be able to pack loose lithium batteries in checked luggage beginning January 1, 2008 as new federal safety rules take effect. The new regulation, designed to reduce the risk of lithium battery fires, will continue to allow lithium batteries in checked baggage if they are installed in electronic devices, or in carry-on baggage if stored in plastic bags.
Common consumer electronics such as travel cameras, cell phones, and most laptop computers are still allowed in carry-on and checked luggage. However, the rule limits individuals to bringing only two extended-life spare rechargeable lithium batteries, such as laptop and professional audio/video/camera equipment lithium batteries in carry-on baggage
New rules apply to the spare lithium batteries you carry with you:
- Spare batteries are the batteries you carry separately from the devices they power. When batteries are installed in a device, they are not considered spare batteries.
- You may not pack a spare lithium battery in your checked baggage
- You may bring spare lithium batteries with you in carry-on baggage – see our spare battery tips and how-to sections to find out how to pack spare batteries safely!
(have a look, recommendation for AA batteries is definitively ridiculous).
- Even though we recommend carrying your devices with you in carry-on baggage as well, if you must bring one in checked baggage, you may check it with the batteries installed.
The following quantity limits apply to both your spare and installed batteries. The limits are expressed in grams of “equivalent lithium content.” 8 grams of equivalent lithium content is approximately 100 watt-hours. 25 grams is approximately 300 watt-hours:
- Under the new rules, you can bring batteries with up to 8-gram equivalent lithium content. All lithium ion batteries in cell phones are below 8 gram equivalent lithium content. Nearly all laptop computers also are below this quantity threshold.
- You can also bring up to two spare batteries with an aggregate equivalent lithium content of up to 25 grams, in addition to any batteries that fall below the 8-gram threshold. Examples of two types of lithium ion batteries with equivalent lithium content over 8 grams but below 25 are shown below.
- For a lithium metal battery, whether installed in a device or carried as a spare, the limit on lithium content is 2 grams of lithium metal per battery.
- Almost all consumer-type lithium metal batteries are below 2 grams of lithium metal. But if you are unsure, contact the manufacturer!
Indeed this regulation will first be applicable on US registered aircrafts but as usual we may see this new regulation applicable on all International flights.
Usually all electrical devices, including batteries, are subject to safety certification so either their are considered to be safe or manufacturer has to review quality and safety of its products.
I really wonder on which basis these new rules are made from. Did anyone saw any incident statistics, reports etc.. (apart Sony made laptop batteries) or is it just one additional constraints air travel passengers will have to deal with.
After lighters and matches in 06, liquids in 07, 08 will add batteries to the restriction list.
All details are here as well as the complete list of items with air travel restrictions
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To take advantage of the potential of Google's Search engine, it's important to know some of its basic tricks
- Keywords: Quality of the responses depends on the quality of the words chosen. For example, "computer" does not give the same results as "PC".
- Typing words in lowercase give you every opportunity not to miss any important reference.
- Quotation marks (" ") make sure that the search engine takes into account all the words.
- Signs "+" and "-" add constraints to your search.
For example, you can search for documents on George Lucas who only speak of Star Wars (george lucas + star wars) or on the contrary who do not speak of the film (george lucas star wars)
- Wildcards: Google accepts the use of a wildcard (*) for the location of a missing word in a phrase.
- The tilde (~) allows Google to display not only a word but also its synonyms, in a broad sense, that is to say, beyond the true grammatical synonyms, related terms.
More searching options:
- "site: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx". Returned results will be only from the selected site.
- "author: xxxxx xxxxxx". Identifies latest articles published by the author in question.
- "insubject: xxxxx" Results show the articles on related requested subjet.
- "location: xxxxx" Displays information bearing to the specified eyes.
- "source: xxxxxx" Results extracted from any source.
- "allintitle: xxxxxx" Results show the articles where all searched keywords are available in the title
The search bar includes also a calculator. Type the calculation directly in your search bar and press enter to have the result displayed.
More about Google seach engine: Google Help
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Is this new piece of IT equipment will become a "must have" for all travelers ? At least the idea is quite ingenious. Recharging your electronic devices while flying using the headphones socket installed on your seat (if your fly with a descent airlines as some other may still have air system audio distribution).
How it works :
From InflightPower’s website :
The Inflight Power cable uses an internal trickle charger that takes 3-5 min to fully charge, then outputs power to the attached device (phone, music player etc). It does this repeatedly, thus the cable charges the attached device every 3-5 minutes for 1 minute or less. Plug compatible with any standard USB charging cable. The Inflight USB Power unit plugs into the passenger seat audio jack and outputs regulated power to the attached USB charging cable/connector.
The Inflight USB power Unit cost about 40.- US$ and can be converted to over 700 devices with a series of tips using Gomadic's TipExchange technology. (Source: DigitalTrends)
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Et voilà ! few hours before the Songkran Festival my website got a brand new design based on WordPress publishing tool & Travelogue template. It is still not perfect and fully under control as it gets some time to feel familiar with PHP language but I still have hope.
Tricks & tips are of course most welcome
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