Category: deep thoughts

pulling the plug on 21st century mobs?

OK… I have no problem with police departments (such as those in New York City and London) setting up units to look  at (public) social…

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my brain made me do it!

I just got done reading an extremely interesting book recently… Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain by Baylor University neuroscientist David Eagleman.  Eagleman’s hypothesis is…

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here… have a pill… what’s the worst that could happen?

Spear phishing has been in the news quite a bit lately – it seems like just about all of the recent high profile hacks began…

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testing, 1, 2, 3, oopsie!

Last week, an experiment conducted by Duke University and the European RIPE Network Control Center got a little bit out of hand, interrupting Internet traffic…

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giving away the plans to the fort?

OK, call me a cold war relic, but I find the recent revelation that Microsoft has provided the source code for Windows, SQL Server, and…

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some thoughts on Memorial Day

For most of us, Memorial Day is the unofficial start to summer, or a day off, or a shopping day.  But let’s take a moment…

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no fear?

Another tidbit from Josh Corman’s excellent talk on FUD (Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt) in the information security industry… the following comes from Frank Herbert’s Dune…

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when was the last time we retired a security control?

This weekend, I attended the Security B-Sides Boston conference  (which, by the way, I heartily recommend to all info sec types).  My favorite session of the…

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the magnets made me do it!

Can human morality be manipulated with magnetism?   According to some scientists from some rather august institutions, yes. It seems that when a particular region of…

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