In the River!?

What a shame. Over 100 paintings and other stolen art objects, worth over 1 billion dollars, were destroyed in France by a mother seeking to protect her son, who had stolen the paintings, etc. Your Stolen Art? I Threw It Away, Dear

Play an Accordion; Don’t goto Jail

This is a funny (in retrospect) story of what happened to a hapless hacker, who, as he prepared to fly to the US from Canada, ended up “fitting the profile.” Read how after an interrogation and search, the Star-Spangled Banner came to his rescue! (January 2015 update. I’m cleaning up old entries, and the original … Read more

Packet Sniffing Yields Images

Hah! As if there weren’t already too many things I want to do and don’t have time for. Here’s another interesting hack: packetsniff your ethernet, and reassemble the packets that are part of an image into the image file. See how it was done at a recent conference: