I’m starting to think that people on social networks, like everything else, follow predictable principles of organization. You can be in an equilibrium for months, adding very few friends to your local aggregation of people, when all of a sudden someone new shows up, and you make dozens of connections in the next few days. [...]
Normally I write about application security in this space, but occasionally I’m inspired to write about physical security as well. In this case: Remember the 2006 Heathrow incident that started the War on Liquids? The one in which people were supposed to be bringing the ingredients for a liquid bomb on a flight? Well, the [...]
Busy today, so just a quick note: I think eMusic just justified the cost of a subscription to the service. All the Rolling Stones albums on ABKCO are on the service now, including the singles compilations. Go, go, download.
The recent coverage of the PWN 2 OWN contest, in which hackers broke into a MacBook Air and a Vista laptop, has generated a little blog heat—but in a misleading way. The headline of this InfoWorld post is an example: MacBook Air is Insecure. With all due respect to Mr. Hultquist, that’s like saying that [...]
Man. You can tell the Internet is getting boring when no one bothers to do April Fool’s day pranks. Except for the following: Google: Virgle: The Adventure of Many Lifetimes. Answer a questionnaire and upload a YouTube video and you could be on your way to Mars! Zero in a Bit: New Attack Class: XSNADOR. [...]
When my grandfather passed away in January, I made a resolution that I would do what I could to ensure that he was not forgotten and that my descendants would know about him. So I started a little project that blossomed. The Brackbill Wiki is a set of pages I set up to collect family [...]