Monthly Archives: January 2011

IPocalypse, Now

The IPocalypse is upon us. It’s not as bad as the media makes out, but neither is it the nothing problem that Y2K was. Here’s the problem: IPv4 is the protocol upon which the vast majority of the Internet runs. IP addresses for each broadband connection, and for any publicly contactable server must be globally… Read More »

Stopping Credit/Bank Fraud Easily

Here’s an idea. Credit/debit card transactions are now verified online (that is to say, contact is made with some centralised authorising authority). Here’s how to stop fraud. I don’t even need a chip-and-pin terminal to do it. However, I do need a mobile phone. I tell the bank/credit card company my mobile phone number. They… Read More »