Current Events

Is that enough acronyms yet? In Adam’s previous post, Justin Mason commented: There’s another danger of this — even if the number is an opaque ID, the *presence* of the RFID chip means than an attacker can remotely detect the presence of an I-94, therefore a foreign passport, therefore a tourist ripe for a mugging…

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Barry Ritholz, an NYC hedge fund manager, blogs about a WSJ story. The gist: On Sept. 21, 2001, rescuers dug through the smoldering remains of the World Trade Center. Across town, families buried two firefighters found a week earlier. At Fort Drum, on the edge of New York’s Adirondacks, soldiers readied for deployment halfway across…

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I’m not sure what to expect out of this story of a guy who, left behind in a crazed state and presumed to have died, overnighted above 8000 meters on Everest and was found alive the next day, prompting a rescue effort expected to take three days. (Note that this is a different climber from…

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In one of the soon-to-be countless articles about the VA Incident, Network World’s Ellen Messmer writes: The sad irony in all this is that there are many at the VA who have worked hard to design and install network-based security. But in the “multiple layers of security” everyone is so fond of discussing, the human…

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