Tuesday, August 31, 2010
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this, of course, is the good kind of security theatre - theatre that teaches about security (the threat landscape, the pool of countermeasures, etc), as opposed to supposed security that is really all just for show. this really humanizes the concepts and makes them more relate-able for people.
shame they went heavy on the "we protect you" market-speak, though.
found on f-secure's safe and savvy blog
Monday, August 23, 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010
Thursday, August 19, 2010
pvp, or player vs. player, had an interesting sub-plot storyline starting here and ending with the punchline above where the security angle was revealed. it doesn't take supernatural or otherworldly powers to know your deepest, darkest, innermost secrets when you blab them through an unsecured email system.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
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from schneier's blog
The Gashlycrumb Terrors, by Laura
A is for anthrax, so deadly and white.i don't know who laura is, but this bit of alphabetic poetry is brilliant. do i even a label for security poetry? guess i'll need to add one.
B is for burglars who break in at night.
C is for cars that, with minds of their own,
accelerate suddenly in a school zone.
D is for dynamite lit with a fuse.
E is for everything we have to lose.
F is for foreigners, different and strange.
G is for gangs and the crimes they arrange.
H is for hand lotion, more than three ounces;
pray some brave agent sees it and pounces.
I is for ingenious criminal plans.
J is for jury-rigged pipe-bombs in vans.
K is for kids who would recklessly play
in playgrounds and parks with their friends every day.
L is for lead in our toys and our food.
M is for Mom’s cavalier attitude.
N is for neighbors — you never can tell:
is that a book club or terrorist cell?
O is for ostrich, with head in the sand.
P is for plots to blow up Disneyland.
Q is for those who would question authorities.
R is for radical sects and minorities.
S is for Satanists, who have been seen
giving kids razor blades on Halloween.
T is for terrorists, by definition.
U is for uncensored acts of sedition.
V is for vigilance, our leaders’ tool,
keeping us safe, both at home and at school.
W is for warnings with colors and levels.
X is for x-raying bags at all revels.
Y is for *you*, my dear daughter or son
Z is for Zero! No tolerance! None!
by kurt wismer in poetry
Friday, August 6, 2010
Thursday, August 5, 2010
ah, the inimitable xkcd
the premise here was that linux was the future of desktops and that using vulnerable platforms like windows is an anachronism from the past. of course linux gets malware too, just not as much due to how shallow the pool of potential victims is.
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
thanks to the folks at blogto for catching this one.
you can't have security without paying attention to details. details like the correct spelling of "Ontario" on this security card might not directly impact security, but it doesn't fill me with a warm fuzzy feeling knowing that this is how much attention to detail went into the 1 billion dollar security joke that was G20.