WE’VE GOT OUR EYES ON YOU !

28. November 2012, 18:06 | by WD Milner | Full Article | Comments

Think you're location is private because you turned GPS off in your cellular telephone? Think again.

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VOIP SECURITY AWARENESS

15. January 2012, 15:17 | by WD Milner | Full Article | Comments

There are generally two camps when it comes to VoIP security - the “perfectly safe” folks and the the “dangerously vulnerable” folks. The former group tend to be made up of IP telephony people (vendors, suppliers, and the like) and the financial officers who see big savings over conventional telephony systems. The latter group tend to be made up of network and security technicians, and the inevitable doomsayers.

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PRODUCT REVIEW: PLANTRONICS EXPLORER 370 SPORT BLUETOOTH HEADSET

21. June 2011, 18:08 | by WD Milner | Full Article | Comments

The Plantronics Explorer 370 is a nice little headset. It’s rugged, seems imunne to casual drops (shoulder height or less) and does well in the rain, being waterproof.

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TEXT MESSAGING & 911

19. May 2009, 16:45 | by WD Milner | Full Article | Comments

Text messaging continues its growth in popularity as the service and phones which support it become more and more widespread. With this increasing use will come the need for 911 call centres to be able to handle text messages. This has both life-saving potential, and immense challenges for those who man these centres.

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ANALOG MODEMS FOR LINUX & BSD

27. June 2003, 19:56 | by WD Milner | Full Article | Comments

The following is a list of analog, controller (hardware) based modems known to work with Linux systems. Note that this list is only for internal modems. This list is principally PCI as, with few exceptions, ISA modems are hardware based and work fine in a linux system. While there are a few software based ISA modems they are rare. Likewise almost any external RS232 serial port modem should work fine with Linux. There is great variation in USB modem compatibility which is not addressed in this list.

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XMODEM PROTOCOL BASICS

6. January 1989, 17:34 | by WD Milner | Full Article | Comments

XMODEM is a method for exchanging files over a communications link between two computers. It is based on a program called MODEM written in 1977 by Ward Christensen for the CP/M-80 operating system. It was subsequently modified by Keith Petersen and became known as XMODEM. While many people use the XMODEM protocol on a daily basis, few are familiar with how it actually works. What follows is a basic discussion of the mechanics of XMODEM.

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