Category: Random Observation

Is doxing a solution to bullying?

I found this story this morning: Twitter troll fired, another suspended after Curt Schilling names and shames them To summarize, Curt Schilling’s daughter was accepted to Salve Regina University where she will be the pitcher for the softball team.  Great stuff any proud dad would tweet.  Then the troll problem emerged with snarky comments escalating to threats […]

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Practical Password Advice for INFOSEC Pros and Normal People

I recently conducted an informal poll via Facebook asking my friends what kinds of information security topics they’d like to hear about. That population has a pretty good spread of information security professionals and normal people and a subject I heard frequently from both groups was: What can we do with passwords that is reasonably safe and reasonably usable? […]

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MasterCard and Visa to end password authentication

This is an interesting article: MasterCard and Visa to end password authentication Biometrics are starting to go mainstream as a means of authentication.  My one word of warning to anyone looking at biometrics as a form of authentication is to consider a “proof of life” requirement for biometric authentication.  If the stakes are high enough, there […]

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