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Privacy Hath No Fury Like a Woman Scorned

– CNN reports: In a tearful and furious YouTube video with close to 150,000 hits to date, former actress and playwright (“Bonkers”) Tricia Walsh-Smith lashes out against her husband, Philip Smith, president of the Shubert Organization, the largest theater owner on Broadway. She goes…

USA Today: Vista’s Security Authentication Checks Frowned Upon

– In yesterday’s USA Today, Edward C. Baig commented in his Personal Technology column regarding the Microsoft Vista SP1 release: “And the things that may drive you nuts about Vista – painfully slow boot times, overly intrusive security pop-ups – persist.” It’s…

French Trader Jerome Kerviel Spoofed Emails to Legitimize Fake Transactions

– Le Monde reports that, among other things, the French Trader spoofed emails to trick co-workers into believing his trades were legitimate. The english is a bit broken — for instance mall is email — but here is the translation from Babelfish: Remain that the bank is questioned and asks…

InfoSec’s Secret Star Promoter: Lauren Nelson, Miss America 2007

– Forget Bruce Schneier! Who in the infosec community knew that Miss America 2007’s platform was internet security? CNN’s report on Miss America 2008 concludes with: On hand for the crowning will be Miss America 2007, Lauren Nelson. The former Miss Oklahoma has spent the past year…

Spiteful Employee destroys $2.5 Million worth of data, data recovered

– A CNN video report: an employee believed she was to be fired and deleted the firm’s 7 years worth of data valued at $2.5 million dollars. The data was forensically recovered in full. The cop had it correct and simple: backup your data. …