Monday, April 28, 2014

New Zero-Day Exploit Targets Internet Explorer


The United States Department of Homeland Security is warning Americans to not use Internet Explorer, until a fix is found and disseminated for a major security flaw that was discovered by the security firm, FireEye.  One assumes that other nationalities should be wary as well.

I will go further and state that you should never use Internet Explorer at all.  Part of the reason for this is that since Internet Explorer is based on proprietary, secret software, no one really knows what is going on in the product.  In this situation, as in others, Microsoft has known about the flaw and said nothing until the flaw was found and publicized by FireEye.  No one knows how long they have known and what they are doing about it.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Writing Your Own Websites With Google Drive


Google Sites are great and let you easily create and maintain rich websites.  But what if you want your very own look and feel, don't want to be limited to Google's themes, or need to demonstrate skills for a class?