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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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The Week That Was – 2013.11.25

I’m trying a slightly different format this week.  The article titles I’m discussing are hyperlinked titles introducing the commentary.  I think this breaks it up a little better and lets you pick and choose more easily.  Let me know if you have an opinion one way or the other. This week we discuss Cryptolocker and […]

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The Week That Was – 2013.11.15

This week we have a wide spectrum of topics.  Facebook subtly calls out Adobe.  We discuss the nuance of malicious code on the International Space Station (ISS), which includes our first ever Bonus Link at no additional cost!  We briefly mention some new published research papers and take a trip in the Way Back Machine […]

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The Week That Was – 2013-11-05

I’ll get this regular publication thing down yet.  I’m shooting for every Friday.  One of you data nerds out there find a good over/under number for the days past Friday I post a Week That Was article. Now for the content. Last week I talked about the fact that LinkedIn’s new application called “Intro” included […]

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The Week That Was – 4/22/2013

Hey everybody, thanks for coming back this week.  I’ve got a couple of interesting articles to cover this week.  Highlights include the ACLU v. Google, CISPA, IAM, vendor management, and batteries.

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The Week That Was – 4/15/2013

I’ve got one metric butt load of links for you this week.  There is a lot of good stuff but here are some of the highlights: Doctor Dan Colman, Winton Professor for the Public Understanding of Risk at Cambridge University, has shared a really interesting video on risk.  [1],[9]  His point is that sometimes it’s […]

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The Week That Was – 2013-04-08

Welcome back, all five of you reading my blog.  Thanks for stopping by.  You might have noticed I changed the look and feel of the blog.  The old theme just didn’t feel right anymore so I’ve changed it around a bit.  I won’t promise the changes are done, but I think most of the big […]

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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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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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