Tuesday, December 6, 2016

You Can't Specialize In A Field That Broad

from here

Security is so broad that it shouldn't even be considered a single field. It's more accurate to think of it as a collection of many quasi-related fields. A person can have expert knowledge in one of those fields but not all of them, and more often than not it seems they fail to recognize their own ignorance in those other fields they don't have expert knowledge in.

Respecting Privacy Reduces Lens Flares

found on Sizzle

No, your world is not supposed to look like a Michael Bay or J.J. Abrams film. Stop peeping at your neighbors.

Monday, December 5, 2016

No One Uses Just Signatures Anymore

from here

One of the most persistent misconceptions about antivirus is that it's just signature-based scanning. Antivirus vendors moved on from that model decades ago. That doesn't mean they dropped signature-based scanning, but rather that they added many other things into the mix.

How To Lock Your Bike

Watch on YouTube

I've posted so many depictions of bike security done poorly I'd almost given up hope on the very idea of bike security. Maybe it's time to amplify some constructive bike security advice instead of just highlighting the failures.

Friday, December 2, 2016

How Corporations Could Help Defend Privacy

from here

It seems to me that if enterprises stood up for the technology they use to protect their networks when people connect from home or on the road, their lobbying power could be pretty substantial, and the effects could benefit everyone.

Can't Talk Now. Sending Secret Messages

found on Dump A Day

I have to wonder, even if the message was not visible, did the smell not give it away?

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Poetic Justice

from here

A ransomware hacker getting himself hacked seems like a "couldn't happen to a more deserving guy" sort of situation.