Kapersky Labs makes some of the best anti-virus software out there, as analyzed by the Virus Test Center at the University of Hamburg. They recently announced a new naming scheme. I’ve been thinking a lot about naming schemes recently, and I think this one could be better. Let me take it apart, and explain why.…Read More Kaspersky Labs switches to a new naming scheme
Eric Rescorla has a great post reporting from the IETF on the “Better Than Nothing Security BOF.” As I see it, this boils down to an understanding that paying for digital signatures is very expensive, while we’ve known for ten years that “keys are cheap.” (Thanks, Eric!) The SSH folks got this very right: You…Read More "Better Than Nothing Security"
There’s a post over at BoingBoing, laughing at some poor software transcription of Jabberwocky. Hello? What do you expect? The poem is full of nonsense words. If my speech recognition program starting putting brilling and slithy toves in my text, I’d be pissed off. So of course it gets this wrong. C’mon, folks, you want…Read More Garbage In…
Overuse of the term ‘cyber-terrorism’ is confusing board directors and preventing much needed investment in IT security, says former White House security advisor Richard Clarke. Now if we could just get rid of the term “cyber,” we’d be all set to have a mature discussion. (From VNUnet, via InfoSecNews.)Read More Richard Clarke says get over 'cyberterror'
Nudecybot has a thoughtful post on Computer security and the human factor. He takes a discussion we had, and organizes it well. He talks about airline safety vs computer safety, and how an anonymous reporting system has helped in the airline case. I think there’s two bits that he misses that make the airline safety…Read More Computer Security and The Human Factor
Or, as your attorney, I advise you to look at these maps.Read More Electric Kool Aid Acid Map
You can probably skip this post. I wanted to blog it to help people with this problem solve it faster. It involves the Mac System update tool throwing up a dialog that says: A networking error has occurred: zero byte resource (-1014). Make sure you can connect to the Internet, then try again. I was…Read More Mac Trivia: Zero Byte resource error
Further quoting from that same article in the Register about the impact of new rules: Business managers becoming fed up with FUD In a separate study, more than a third of the 30 delegates to the Axis Action Forum admitted that their Board had never asked for an update on security or implications of security…Read More Corporate governance goals impossible (II)
Thanks to our industrious sysadmin, we have a new rev of MT in place. It’s much more aggressive about weeding comments, so what you say won’t show up instantly. If your real comment doesn’t show up, please drop me a note. And please, do leave comments. Even if it’s against your better judgement. (Yes, I’m…Read More New Software
Bigpicture has put up 11 map links, some of which are very cool. I really like the parallel maps of 2000 vs 2004. (If you use Safari, with its transparent drag, you can produce your own overlay maps!) I also like the county-by-county maps, they’re elegant. Not so good is the chartjunk map from the…Read More More maps