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Spotify Apps #hack

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Spotify Apps

Couldn’t find a good place to find the popular none standard Spotify apps, so I build a quick mockup in 5 minutes. I discovered that there are lots of apps I’d not heard of. I will make it pretty tomorrow, I have music to listen to. ;)


  • Tiesto’s Club Life
  • Ulysses’ Classical
  • Quincy Jones
  • Festivalguide
  • Fuse
  • laut.de
  • The Complete Collection
  • Classify

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

July 12, 2012 at 6:39 pm

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Bol.com Hacked by Housewife #security

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Bol.com Hacked by Housewife

Bol.com, a European online retailer, had a leak which exposed the details of 84000 people. The leak was discovered by the organisation of Hacker Housewives at the beginning of this year, and probably due to responsable disclosure agreements was not made public until this last week.

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July 3, 2012 at 8:42 am

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6 Months of Security Links #2011

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I’m a regular curator of daily links, and like to give overviews of my collection of curated links and posts. This is partly as there are some good sources and articles in here and as I am working on a research project which I started based on a number of books I read.

I’m sure you’ll find something interesting in the items below – there are some gems in the list – and I dare to hazard the guess you might learn something you wanted to know. :)

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July 15, 2011 at 4:10 pm

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A catalog of this year’s risky articles #2010

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Programming Hands

Risk is something which can be difficult to evaluate for the average person, there is a lot of work which goes in to learning not to do the two things that people usually do when they are confronted with risk:

  1. Ignore
  2. Overreact

It looks like every man and his dog needs to have a Facebook page, even banks…

It has been almost 1.5 weeks since Google’s FeedBurner removed the Frie…

Some days ago I tweeted to Prosper, a personal loan marketplace, whether they…

I don’t really think most people get “it” when it comes to …

Just noticed that Google Translate translates the name of the Dutch social ne…

I find a 400 plus page manual of office policies and job descriptions for eac…

In the last two days I’ve not been posting so much, and focussing on up…

I started playing with Google Scribe and wanted to see if patterns emerged so…

I have my Google account set up with English as the preferred language, my br…

For the last 2 years LinkedIn has been running a bad poor IT management depar…

When I just started I too had trouble with getting all the items I required t…

On August 11th 2007 I exceeded my GMail quota, I blogged about it here. At th…

Brian Szymanski send a reply to me concerning another bank implementing SMS b…

I don’t understand why url expansion after url shortening is such an is…

I just read an article Web Coupons Know Lots About You, and They Tell in the …

This morning/night China’s networks were sending rerouting messages to …

The lack of trained and experienced computer security people working in small…

Last week I saw an episode of a popular Dutch Ombudsman program Kassa, they r…

After seeing a program about a lifecoach trying to find the time to get his p…

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China acquires more than China… #hacks

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This morning/night China’s networks were sending rerouting messages to parts[1] of the internet for a Chinese ISP. This ISP was rerouting the IP location for such site as:
  1. Chinese ISP hijacks the Internet

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April 9, 2010 at 3:50 am

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Microsoft Office Installer woes #fix #installer

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Microsoft Office 2003 Logo

For the last couple of months my copy of had become corrupted, naturally the OEM vendor’s solution was to use the disk provided and just overwrite the whole installation. This machine is my primary machine and although I don’t use Office very often, preferring , I do use it.

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January 30, 2010 at 10:26 am

FireFox Hacks For Flash #hacks

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It always annoys me that when I arrive at a page I get the message:

Additional plugins are required to display all the media on this page.

I don’t want to run Adobe’s Flash in my current context, I would actually prefer to not run it at all. Even Microsoft agrees that Don’t blame us, blame the browser add-ons.

Eric Lawrence Security Program Manager on Microsoft’s Internet Explorer team argued on a Black Hat webcast about Clickjacking that Microsoft is not to blame. [...] “One of the things we’ve seen in the last two years is that attackers aren’t even going after the browser itself anymore. The browser is becoming a harder target and there are many more browsers,” Lawrence said. “So attackers are targeting add-ons.”

So how did I disable the stupid warning? In FireFox’s about:config I changed the plugins.hide_infobar_for_missing_plugin entry from false to true, now I decide when I see a legoblock whether I want that to work or not.

plugins.hide_infobar_for_missing_plugin true

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November 27, 2008 at 10:28 am

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