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Entries for the ‘security’ Category

Before You Go on That Vacation…. – Security Fix

I thought I was paranoid about protecting my home from disasters and thieves before leaving on vacation. But it’s nice to know there are some people out there who may be significantly more schizophrenic on this topic. A colleague sent me this primer (PDF) from the Institute for Security and Open Methodologies, which sports a […]

A Note on the DNS Post that was Pulled

Yesterday I linked to a post on the DNS vulnerability that is looming over the internet right now. At the request of the author, I pulled that post shortly afterwards due to him posting before he was supposed to. I honored the request, but here is a few things that I think need to be […]

Why We Shouldn’t Use FTP Anymore

Steven Frank offers a few reasons why we should not be using FTP anymore. Kind of odd considering what he does for a living! Unless tunneled over a secure socket, FTP is 100% insecure. Your password, and the contents of all of your files are sent in the clear, free to be examined or captured […]

New Thumb Drive Security

I noticed that they have some new technology in the security area of Thumb drives now. A new approach to securing USB flash drives Now if only they could decide on a name… (Thumb drive, flash drive, etc) Technorati Tags: thumb drive, flash, security

Irresponsible Reporting

I was passed a link to a recent article by the Wall Street Journal. I remember there used to be a time I respected the Wall Street Journal and it’s responsible reporting, but that time is coming to a close. (Especially after they construed my interview a few months ago…) Anyway, their latest piece is […]