Sometimes it’s OK to take candy from strangers.Read More Happy Halloween
Chandler Howell has a great post about giant waves. He quotes extensively from “Monster Rogue Waves” at Damninteresting: More recently, satellite photos and radar imagery have documented the existence of numerous rogue waves, and it turns out that they are far more common than previously thought. During a three-week study in 2001, radar scanning detected…Read More Giant Waves
At first I thought that the stories around Sequoia Voting Systems and Smartmatic having connections to Hugo Chavez were silly. I still do think that, but I also think that they’re coming out for an important reason: we have lost trust in the machinery of voting, and that is a criminal shame. The right to…Read More The Hugo Chavez Test for Voting Machines
Yesterday, I blogged about Christopher Soghoian’s print your own boarding pass tool. Quite a few people (including the FBI) are taking the wrong lesson from this. Wrong lessons include “we shouldn’t be allowed to print boarding passes,” “we should check ID at the gate,” and “Christopher Soghoian should be arrested.” The right lesson is that…Read More On Printing Boarding Passes, Christopher Soghoian-style.
Sure, it’s all over the web, but you might be living under a rock, or in a reality-free zone, and have missed “Make Your Own Fake Boarding Pass” at 27b/6. The short version of the story is that someone has automated the process of creating your own fake boarding passes. Don’t worry, though, Osama isn’t…Read More "You’re doing a heck of a job, Kip"
Earlier this week, Mike Rothman took a swipe at Alex Hutton’s What Risk Management Isn’t by saying: But I can’t imagine how you get all of the “analysts and engineers to regularly/constantly consider likelihood and impact.” Personally, I want my firewall guy managing the firewall. As CSO, my job is to make sure that firewall…Read More Risk Management Redux
Bob Sullivan has an article at Red Tape, “Health care privacy law: All bark, no bite?” and focuses on the lack of penalties. Two years ago, when Bill Clinton had heart surgery performed in New York’s Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, 17 hospital employees — including a doctor — peeked at the former president’s health care…Read More Health Care Privacy
Even though Chris got the news before me, I wanted to add my congratulations. I was involved in Counterpane very early, and made the choice to go to Zero-Knowledge Systems. I stayed involved on the technical advisory board, and was consistently impressed by the quality of the many Counterpane employees and executives who I met.…Read More Congratulations to Counterpane and Bruce Schneier
And so it continues…. Reuters has a few details. Unsurprisingly, Bruce Schneier also has a blog entry up on this.Read More BT buys Counterpane