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Tag Archives: FST

Aircraft Safety … And Security

– There was once a time when aircraft crashes appeared to be due mostly to mechanical failures or malfunctioning aircraft control systems. Yes, some incidents were caused by terrorists, and there were some accidents due to “human error,” but a goodly number of those also had system and/or…

Google Plus – Disk Space Minus, Spam Double Minus

– Google’s foray into Facebook’s space hit an unfortunate glitch during its “field trial” … the system ran out of disk space and was down for more than an hour and those users, who were affected, received a deluge of emails … see Graham Cluley’s post “Google+ runs out of disk…

Eureka! Professor Does FST (Functional Security Testing)

– I have been harping on the need to perform what I call “functional security testing,”  or FST, which is my term for testing systems to ensure that they don’t do functionally that which they are not supposed to do. This is as opposed to the more common “nonfunctional security testing,”…