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 (helped to) discover a new asteroid!

Over the past few days, I have been on Mount Lemmon in Arizona attending Astronomy Camp.  I’ll give you a couple of seconds to stop…

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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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NerdCation 1 – Titan Missile Silo Museum

As a child of the cold war, nuclear armageddon was one of the major boogeymen which haunted my dreams. Well, yesterday, I got a chance…

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WhereFi? ThereFi!

Here’s a handy resource for the busyness traveler… the HotelChatter 2010  Hotel WiFi Report lets you know where you can score free WiFi during your…

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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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a sploit in his pdf and a song in his heart

Songs celebrating the exploits (no pun intended) of those on the wrong side of the law have a long history. Nerdcore rapper MC Frontalot adds…

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what happened to the volcano of death?

What a difference a few weeks make in aviation safety… we have gone from closing down large swathes of European air space because any volcanic…

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a word from our paranoid janitor

I’m just in a blogging frenzy today – this is what happens when I have 4 hours to kill on the Acela with wifi and…

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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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