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Category Archives: Security
Electronic Frontier Foundation: Surveillance Self-Defense
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has created a new web site, Surveillance Self-Defense (ssd.eff.org). The site collects information about surveillance techniques that governments, large companies, marketing firms, criminal organizations, and some individuals are using to track you through the day. … Continue reading
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Shellshock Restrictions Lifted
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Temporary Shellshock Restrictions
Due to possible vulnerabilities in WordPress, I am turning off comments til the new Shellshock vulnerability has been thoroughly assessed and patched. WordPress is based on PHP, which can make calls to the Unix shell. I’m not sure whether it … Continue reading
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On Pardoning Edward Snowden….
While I find the word “pardon” offensive when applied to a person who did the right thing in the face of significant consequences and who should by all rights win our thanks and a medal, I support the Guardian and … Continue reading
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On Donating to Charity After a Disaster
People tend to be generous in the wake of a disaster, whether it be a hurricane (Sandy) or a massacre (Sandy Hook Elementary School, Newtown, Connecticut). Unfortunately criminals know this, and take advantage of it. Neil Schwartzman, a friend and … Continue reading
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Ding, Dong, Rove Digital is Dead! And EstHost! And EstDomains! ;)
Today the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced the takedown of a major cybercrime organization, known among antispam activists as Rove Digital. The FBI surprisingly gave significant credit to a number of other organizations, including Estonian police and several … Continue reading
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When Imitation is NOT Flattering…
My undergraduate alma mater, Reed College, is struggling with an unusual problem. A scammer in China thinks so well of the college that they created the University of Redwood out of whole cloth by repurposing much of the data and … Continue reading
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Another reason to avoid Facebook….
Massive Facebook security blunder. Continue reading
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