At the RSA Conference last month in San Francisco, Taher Elgamal [link] was conferred the Lifetime Achievement Award–only the third recipient of the award since its inception in 2004. The chief security officer of Axway has more than 25 years of experience in the security industry, starting out as a cryptographic expert. Egypt-born Elgamal has been credited [...]

Parking Lot Robberies in Kuwait

In: Kuwait, News

This email came by as a forward… “Yesterday i went shopping in fahaheel with my wife. Unimaginable things happened there in fahaheel parking. So i thought i can share this to every expatriates in kuwait to alert while going out. Actually we were in our car in centrepoint parking (behind centrepoint – near mosque) where [...]

Gmail Security Flaw

In: News, Technology

In his post [Link], Brandon writes that the vulnerability has caused some people to lose their domain names registered through Without posting the full exploit, here is the key as Brandon explains it relies on obtaining the variables that represent the user name and “at”: When you create a filter in your Gmail account, [...]

Trust, but verify.

In: Technology

Found this on Seth’s blog. If you think that’s a friend of yours on twitter, don’t be so sure. If you wonder why your boss sent such an insane email to you, don’t be so sure. If you get a chance to invest online, think twice. Don’t buy anything from an inbound phone call. That [...]

TOR – Surfing Anonymously

In: Technology

Privacy is a big thing. And a lotta people just don’t realise that almost everything they do on the Internet is recorded or can be recorded. Flushing the cache and deleting the history in your browser isn’t enough. Most ISP’s keep a log. Heck, any decent IT admin logs all traffic to and from the [...]

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