A while back I wrote an article on reusable code for ThreatPost. Today’s Dilbert, has an alternate, equally useful take on reusable code.Read More Dilbert On Reusable Code
From BoingBoing: Somali nautical pirates have established a stock-market where guns and cash are invested in upcoming hijackings, with shares of the proceeds returned to investors Emergent Chaos strikes again…Read More We've made piracy a community activity.
Chris Soghoian, who we’ve mentioned here extensively in the past, has posted some new research around just how much electronic surveillance is really going on here in the US. Sprint Nextel provided law enforcement agencies with its customers’ (GPS) location information over 8 million times between September 2008 and October 2009. This massive disclosure of…Read More Eight Million? Eight Million?!?!
This past Friday, Baltimore resident, Michelle Courtney Johnson, was sentenced to 18 months in jail and a $200K fine for theft and use of PHI. According to her plea agreement and court documents, from August 2005 to April 2007, Johnson provided a conspirator with names, Social Security numbers and other identifying information of more than…Read More Jail Time For ID Fraud
It’s been a bad couple of weeks for residents of Connecticut and their personal health information. First Blue Cross Blue Shield had a laptop stolen with enough PHI that over 800K doctors were notified that their patients were at risk, including almost 19K in Connecticut. Connecticut’s attorney general said Monday that he’s investigating insurer Blue…Read More Connecticut Attorney General On The March
I missed this when it hit the newswires two weeks ago, but the FTC has delayed enforcement of the Red Flags Rule. This change was in response to the American Bar Association successfully suing the FTC and being granted an injunction to prevent the Red Flags Rule being applied to lawyers. Similarly, the American Institute…Read More FTC Delays Red Flags Enforcement Yet Again
I’m a big fan of the book “Back of the Napkin” which is all about using pictures to help with problem solving. Yesterday, I was introduced to a related concept “visual notetaking” where you use images to support other notes you are taking during a meeting. I’m at a two day workshop and we have…Read More Visual Notetaking
I just finished reading RSnake’s new book Detecting Malice and I can say without a doubt that it is one of the best technical books I have ever read. Furthermore, I can tell you that it is, without a doubt, the best web security book I have ever had the pleasure to read. Imagine a…Read More Detecting Malice
or why RSnake will never be allowed to play video blackjat or poker at Blackhat ever again. Rsnake’s exploits with the game system on a recent flight are a fabulous read. Makes me wonder just how integrated these systems are with the regular flight systems though. Btw, RSnake, I expect a demo as part of…Read More RSnakes On A Plane
Yesterday, Luis Armando Peña Soltren was arrested after forty years on run for hijacking a plane to Cuba. Soltren “will finally face the American justice system that he has been evading for more than four decades,” said U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara. I understand that Woody Allen, Martin Scorsese and David Lynch are already circulating a…Read More Another Long Time Fugitive Arrested