Category: online security

slicing the salami in the 21st century

According to an interesting story at Wired’s Danger Room blog, the FTC has filed a lawsuit against a number of “John Doe” defendants who stole…

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porn, economics, and security (but mostly porn)

As we all know, the Internet is a series of tubes invented by Al Gore to allow us to exchange cute cat pictures and pornography….

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is your browser going to rat you out?

Your browser is a dirty stinkin rat.  There… I said it.  According to research conducted by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), most browsers have telltale…

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terabits (and risks) under the sea

Satellites get all the glamor with their showy rocket liftoffs and space shuttle missions, but in reality, over 99% of intercontinental data traffic travels via…

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it’s (not always) nice to share…

Now that Facebook has made their privacy settings just a bit less complex than, say, the US Tax Code or particle physics, now would be…

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i’m invincible! (you’re a looney!)

We security professionals tend to underestimate our own vulnerability to threats like phishing. Here is a really good article by Cory Doctorow, who is most…

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massachusetts kicks data protection butt!

Now I have two things which I really like about Massachussets – The Friendly Toast in Cambridge (mmm… Caribbean waffles) and their new data protection…

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the lies are in the eyes

It seems that scientists found some evidence for the proverb “The eyes are the windows of the soul.” In experiments conducted by researchers at University…

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return of the son of the attack of the killer PDFs

In the good old days (last week), you could feel somewhat safe opening PDF files as long as you had downloaded the latest Adobe Reader…

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CSOs need to walk the walk before they talk the talk

According to this article from CSO Magazine’s web site, “several security execs expressed surprise” over the CISO of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania found himself unemployed…

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