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Tag Archives: News Commentary

H1N1 Threat Overblown? Information Security Relevance? A Logic Proof

– “H1N1 was totally overblown. Nothing really terrible happened. No one suffered a pandemic and the resulting deaths were less in number than the deaths from the regular flu.” That’s a paraphrase of what some colleagues said to me. This sentiment is now echoed in the mainstream…

US Drones Hack: It’s The Same Old Story

– CNN reports that Iraqi insurgents were able to hack and view live feeds from US Spy Drones. The vulnerability was a non-technical one. The article summarized the issue as thus: The official said that many of the UAV feeds need to be sent out live to numerous people at one time, and encryption was…

If You Can’t Protect Your Website, How Can You Protect The Country?

– If politics is a contact sport, why do I expect that we will not hear the political argument, “If You Can’t Protect Your Website, How Can You Protect The Country?” Why do I think that is it unlikely to be used as a valid political attack in the public discourse within our current…

Executive Jailed After Airport Bomb Question and TSA Rant

– This is not the place to determine what was really said or meant by this executive, but according to the Daily News: “The question [to the gate attendant] that got me into trouble was, ‘Isn’t it a security risk to let my bag travel without the passenger when there could be a bomb…

Slashdot Post On Security Ethics Demonstrates Professional Naiveness

– Over at Slashdot, an anonymous reader was quoted as follows (in entirety): “I am a senior security xxx in a Fortune 300 company and I am very frustrated at what I see. I see our customers turn a blind eye to blatant security issues, in the name of the application or business requirements. I…