2008 and UK passport photos now have the left eye ‘removed’ to be stored on a biometric database by the government. It’s a photo that seems to say more to me about invasion of human rights and privacy than any political speech ever could. Really? This is a really creepy image. Does anyone know if…Read More UK Passport Photos?
I love these boots, via “BoingBoing gadgets.” They’re transgressive on so many levels. Star Wars geek versus fashion. Military versus sexy. I’m glad George Lucas isn’t an obsessive control freak who hunts down anyone who adopts the visual language that he created.Read More You Have Confused Me for the Last Time!
What do you listen to and why?Read More Speaking of Podcasts…
I’m the guest on the latest episode of Martin McKeay and Rich Mogull’s Network Security podcast. It was a lot of fun to record, I hope you enjoy listening to it. [Link fixed.]Read More Network Security Podcast #109, featuring Adam
Julie Rehmeyer of Science News writes in, “The Tell-Tale Anecdote: An Edgar Allan Poe story reveals a flaw in game theory” about a paper Kfir Elias and Ariel Rubenstein called, “Edgar Allan Poe’s Riddle: Do Guessers Outperform Misleaders in a Repeated Matching Pennies Game? The paper discusses a game that Poe describes in The Purloined…Read More Game Theory and Poe
In his own blog, Michael Cloppert writes: Adam, and readers from Emergent Chaos, provided some good feedback on this idea. Even though the general response is that this wouldn’t be a supportable approach, I appreciate the input! This helps me focus my research intentions on the most promising theories and technologies. I’m glad my readers…Read More I’d bet on security prediction markets
Slyck News has a story, “SSL Encrpytion Coming to The Pirate Bay” a good summary of which is in the headline. However, may not help, and may hurt. Slyck says: The level of protection offered likely varies on the individual’s geographical location. Since The Pirate Bay isn’t actually situated in Sweden, a user in the…Read More Not quite clear on the subject
An amusing comic from POPsickleSTRIP.Read More Password Validation
Over at Zero in a Bit, Chris Eng has a post, “Art vs. Science“: A client chastised me once for making a statement that penetration testing is a mixture of art and science. He wanted to believe that it was completely scientific and could be distilled down to a checklist type approach. I explained that…Read More Science isn't about Checklists