March 2010

This just came past my inbox: The National Research Council (NRC) is undertaking a project entitled “Deterring Cyberattacks: Informing Strategies and Developing Options for U.S. Policy.” The project is aimed at fostering a broad, multidisciplinary examination of strategies for deterring cyberattacks on the United States and the possible utility of these strategies for the U.S.…

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Since it seems like I spent all of last week pronouncing that ZOMG!  SSL and Certificate Authorities is Teh Doomed!, I guess that this week I should consider the alternatives.  Fortunately, the Tor Project Blog, we learn what life is like without CA’s Browse to a secure website, like https://torproject.org/. You should get the intentionally…

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The Guardian has reported the first official incident of misuse of full-body scanner information The police have issued a warning for harassment against an airport worker after he allegedly took a photo of a female colleague as she went through a full-body scanner at Heathrow airport. The incident, which occurred at terminal 5 on 10…

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Today is Ada Lovelace Day, an international day of blogging to celebrate the achievements of women in technology and science. For Lady Ada Day, Andrew and I want to thank Jessica Goldstein, our editor at Addison Wesley. Without her encouragement, feedback and championing, we never would have published the New School. The first proposal we…

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