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Are IP Addresses interesting?

May 26th, 2007

In IPv4 land the answer is ….No …..
It should uniquely identify my host on a network.
But my IPv4 address location is not unique! I’m some highly anonymous proxy.
Then there must be something interesting if a series of mathematical, coincidental, pattern finding, psychometric and just plain silly tests are run on it.
Well okay there’s something hapening here …
IP Spotting Score
Well as you can see my score was “20” on such a test and of the 292195 IP’s spotted so far, this was ranked: 47726.
Your IP address as a bitmapTry it yourself
But what happens with my IPv6 Address? Nothing on the IP Address Locator & IP spotting sites I’m afraid. But with such tools coverted to IPv6 what would we learn then?

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New email standard DKIM approved to fight spam

May 25th, 2007

So news has hit that a “Promising antispam technique gets the nod” at the IETF through RFC4871.
However the comments added to the piece on Lifehacker: New email standard approved to fight spam and Slashdot: Bye Bye Spam and Phishing with DKIM? paints a different picture of how much people really do care about spam in todays world!
Want to learn more technically then DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is the place to go.

A mighty number falls, which may lead to changes in encryption techniques

May 23rd, 2007

Looking at this article A Mighty Number Falls and a follow up article on this record factorization into prime numbers may make the case for sweeping changes to encryption techniques.