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

Turkish Airport Smoking Terrace

One thing I really liked during my trip today is my smoking transit in Turkey. The airport has a Smoking Terrace where you smoke in open air within the airport. What I really liked about it is that for the first time I don't really feel that I am jailed while smoking in an airport or that...

10-10-10 10:10: TEN DIGITAL CHEERS!

We all know that computers understand only bits: 0s and 1s. Since their inception, computers have worked hard to try to recognize dates that we use in our daily life. Human life was never fair to them in return until today. Today, we are giving PCs two dates that are written purely in...

Ziad Baroud Spamming?

Today, I received an email from Mr. Ziad Baroud, the Minister of Internal Affairs, asking me to check my listing on the DGPS website. While the majority would like the fact that Mr. Baroud is using a one-to-one communication method to reach as much Lebanese citizens as possible, I did not...

A Couple of Amazing Tricks!

 This guy is marvelous! Watch and try the trick. You will like it...

A New Speed Radar That You Cannot Fool!

The new Sensys radar (shown in the photo) is a clever radar for speeding drivers. This radar does not flash and, most importantly, does not need to measure your speed at the moment where you pass near it. In other words, if you speed between two cameras and slow when you reach the radar, it...

Standard Chartered Email & Website Phishing

If you receive an email related to the suspension of your Standard Chartered account with a link to www.standardchartered.ae in it asking you to login in order to update your account settings, don't click on it. Beware of it. This is a phishing email leading to a phishing website and...

Huge Lighters Security Alert

Recently, I am noticing many individual walking around with huge lighters in hands and (barely) in pockets. Huge lighters (similar to the one shown in the picutre) are being considered as pretty cool these days by many. While I agree that such a thing is somehow cool, we must be aware of...
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