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Category Archives: Security in Popular Culture

Tampering and Security

– I have maintained all along that we don’t even know about most of the cyber attacks and quite a few physical attacks that have occurred wither because we haven’t detected them or because the criminals are expert enough to cover their tracks. I recently received a package sealed with tape that…

TEOTWAWKI … Take 2

– Do you remember all the Doomsday folks setting up shelters and supplies to last through the Y2K meltdown … the one that didn’t happen? Well, now we have another group, this time consisting of four individuals, each willing to spend $7 million in preparation for the EMP (electromagnetic…

Anonymity on the Web … Good or Bad

– How do you feel about anonymity on the Web? Is it a good thing or is it bad? Of course, it depends … Like most other technologies, “anonymization” can be used for good or evil. But who is going to be the judge, the arbiter of appropriate behavior? It very much depends on your alignments,…

What Do They NOT Know?

– And the answer is … less and less. The Wall Street Journal’s series “What They Know,” which is an exposé of privacy “violations” on the Web, has been running since July 30, 2010. The thirteenth column in the series was published on December 18, 2010. I previously mentioned this…

Privacy? What Privacy?

– It is unusual for the popular (as opposed to technical) press and particularly for The Wall Street Journal to publish a multipart series on the topic of privacy. But the WSJ did it in “What They Know: A Wall Street Journal Investigation” And I think they did a pretty good job. You can find the…