March 2007

Adam (or perhaps EC?) is one of the top 59 infosec influencers, sayeth itsecurity.com Cool. 18. Adam Shostack http://www.emergentchaos.com/ Emergent Chaos is a group blog on security, privacy, liberty and economics – a self-declared “Emergent Chaos jazz combo of the blogosphere. ” While the EC bloggers tend to drift off topic with political posts, they…

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Shimrit sends in this Shanghai Daily story, “Matchmaking site works to cut down deception:” A LEADING Chinese matchmaking Website is to check the age, marital status and other personal details of prospective cyber daters against an official database to prevent deception. Beginning today, Baihe.com will screen its eight million online daters against an ID authentication…

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A University of Washington researchers Kris Erickson and Philip Howard have an interesting new paper out, “A Case of Mistaken Identity? News Accounts of Hacker and Organizational Responsibility for Compromised Digital Records, 1980–2006.” This is a great survey of the dramatic explosion in reports of breaches. A couple of great quotes: One important outcome of…

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…terrorism suspects from atypical backgrounds are becoming increasingly common in Western Europe. With new plots surfacing every month, police across Europe are arresting significant numbers of women, teenagers, white-skinned suspects and people baptized as Christians — groups that in the past were considered among the least likely to embrace Islamic radicalism. The demographics of those…

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My friend Shimrit saw Cluechick’s post on the dating (“Emerging Dating Paranoia“) and wanted to add a bit herself. She works for the UK’s biggest online dating provider. She has a new book coming out, and a blog at “Everyone’s Guide to Online Dating.” She writes: With all the current craziness surrounding online dating background…

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