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The Week That Was – 3/10/2013

I am back.  Here are the items that caught my eye last week.  Here are some highlights. In a victory for the 4th Amendment, the U.S. 9th District Court ruled that willy-nilly searching of travelers’ bags at border crossings is unconstitutional.  What is constitutional is conducting those searches with probable cause.  [3], [28]  In this […]

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Vendor Management by Spreadsheet

I was listening to the Risk Hose podcast last week.  Second only to the conversation about the efficacy of a Cyber-Hadoop instance for cyber-managing cyber-risk, the most interesting cyber-portion of the podcast was the discussion about vendor management. Alex flew off on a spectacular tirade against vendor management by spreadsheet.  Listening to the rant was […]

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The Week that Was – Christmas Edition

I’ve been remiss on posting The Week That Was installments the past couple of weeks.  I’m hoping this marks me finally getting back on track. You’ll find that the “LOW to PWNED” series by Chris Gates takes up a lot of real estate this week.  I found hist blog series through another article and I […]

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The Week That Was – 11/26/2012

Here’s the week that was.  As always, we have a little bit of everything from encrypted messages from secret societies [18] to Chinese aircraft carriers [9]. The story about the encrypted messages from the Great Enlightened Society of Oculists was my favorite.  [18]  It’s a great overlap of history and technology.  And the technology used […]

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The Week That Was – 10/22/2012

Welcome back, sports fans!  We’ve got a decent sized list of links this week.  One of the threads I picked up on was some lingering commentary on the Huawei and ZTE revelation last week.  And when I say revelation, I mean that the mainstream media recently picked up on it.  First, China rounded up 9,000 […]

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The Week That Was – 10/8/2012

Light load this week, folks.  I was out scaring trout in the Pisgah National Forrest instead of reading up on current events.  Only commentary I have is that we now have SHA-3 [3] and someone takes one more kick at the dead horse that is password technology. [1] I suppose the Mega Droid project is […]

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The Week That Was – 10/1/2012

This is actually a link dump for the past two weeks. Last week completely got away from me. All the cool kids were bashing passwords the past two weeks. [2], [22-23], [28], [40]  I agree that passwords are not the ideal authentication tool. However, it seems that history has shown that passwords strike the right […]

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The Week That Was – 9/17/2012

We’ve got a bumper crop this week.  There are the obligatory links to the GoDaddy affair.  I get the distinct feeling that the GoDaddy event was not nearly as sensational as the security community would have liked.  Still it’s a sad commentary when your best PR move was to claim self-inflicted gunshot wound to the […]

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Observations on the Sony PSN Breach

I read an article at SC Magazine yesterday discussing the Sony PSN Breach. I think it is safe to say that the breach itself is old news. However, the class action suit against Sony is new. (That last link opens a 30 page PDF.) I’ve skimmed through the class action filing and it is an […]

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