This week’s Tech Roundup includes Carrier IQ, network printer security, an icon web font, and IPv6 progress.
IPv6 Web Domain Support Up 1,900 Percent in 2011 – A 1900% increase seems like a crazy amount but there weren’t that many to begin with. Still, progress is progress and I’d say having 1/4 of domains using IPv6 is pretty good progress.
Two on Carrier IQ:
Carrier IQ: How the Widespread Rootkit Can Track Everything on Your Phone, and How to Remove It – Do you have an Android phone (or iPhone)? You might want to check it out to see if you have Carrier IQ, which can snoop on everything you do with your phone.
Check If Your Android Phone Has Carrier IQ, No Rooting Required – If the idea of rooting your phone is scary or you have no idea what that means, check out this article instead. You can download an app that will check to see if you have Carrier IQ on your phone. It sounds like future versions may have the ability to remove it without the need to root your phone.
7 Ways to Protect Your Printers – There’s been a lot of talk this week about your network printer being vulnerable to attack. If you’re wondering what that means and what you can do about it, take a look at this article.
24 ways – It’s back for 2011! This is the “advent calendar for web geeks.” Each day in December you get a little dose of web design & development goodness.
Fico, a font with icons – This is kinda fun and it could be very useful! It’s a web font that is just icons of commonly used graphics like heart, plus, arrows, star, camera, etc.
Have a great weekend!