Victor's Blog about the Web, Security and Life

The web for me is a hobby where standards and best practices are daily bread. Security is a concern that everybody must be aware of its details for IT in general, and the web in particular, to be a safer place. My life, on the other hand, is that of a regular Lebanese citizen where politics and social issues are discussed on a daily basis. I hope you enjoy reading my blog and make sure to drop me a comment about any topic you find interesting.

Category: General

Lebanese Governments and Parliaments: The On-Going Digital Signature Crime!

Up until this day, all previous and current Lebanese governments and parliament members have failed to put in place a national standard for digital signatures. The process is not hard, not vague, not tidious and - for sure - not dangerous. Digital Signatures are already approved as national...

Authentication, Authorization and Access Control for Dummies

Just as in the book series "... For Dummies", this post is meant to introduce the concept of authentication, authorization and access control for non-technical readers. To start with, a simple principle needs to be introduced and higlighted: Security principles in IT are...

Samsung / HTC High Internet Comsumption

If you have an HTC / Samsung with Android OS and you are facing high Internet bandwidth consumption lately, the main reasons are mentioned below with the ways to fix them.This happened with me lately when my phone suddently starting consuming an extra 200-300 MB at a rate of 20-30 MB / day....

NASA Satellite to Crash Back to Earth this September

NASA has recently announced that an out-of-control, retired satellite will come crashing into the earth's surface "sometime" towards the end of September. Furthermore, the satellite, which is about the size of a school bus and weights over 6 tonnes (6.6 tons), will impact the...

Google Desparate for Gmail?

Today, I received an email message from http://www.emailintervention.com/ The message is simply asking me to switch from my "traditional" email service to the "modern and spam-free" Gmail service. While this request may sound normal, a quick question popped into my...

Shortcuts to Official Exam Results on www.schoolnet.edu.lb

UPDATE I just learned that one of our clients is also providing a copy of the official results for the Lebanese exams. Check their website out: http://www.sawtelfarah.com/ ORIGINAL POST I think some of you have faced this before. You want to check your kid's...

10 Dirty Little Secrets You Should Know About Working in IT

This article discusses 10 dirty littles secrets about working in IT. It was shared with me through email by my friend Dominic Halajian. I liked it, so here it is. 10.) The pay in IT is good compared to many other professions, but since they pay you well, they often think they own you...
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