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  • Blog Post: Security: 5 URL’s that I found for K-12 programs from undercover agencies

    Security is a big deal right now, likely there will be money for research, training and high schools through various agencies. Not saying these are going to give you money, but if you are a non-profit trying to get funding for your CS program, these might be another source.  Might want to check...
  • Blog Post: IOT: Texas Instruments FRAM Microcontroller or System on Chip

    Sometimes you wonder if a company is just gone.  Texas Instruments is one of those companies I don’t think about too often these days, but more and more you find that they are a foundational chip manufacturer.  LighBlue Bean, Spark.IO, both owe their existence to the low-power but non-encrypted...
  • Blog Post: Jobs in securing code: An answer to email from student whose name starts with a B at Rio Hondo

    Hey Blake, you forgot to include your email on the email response to my blog.  So I will answer your questions here: Hi Sam, We met briefly in the Rio Hondo C++ class. I know you are working with us for the Imagine Cup but I wanted to ask you a career question. Do you have any contacts in Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: The Osama Bin Laden picture virus: a real threat or phony

    With the announcement that Osama Bin Laden is dead, the scammers will likely pop up with social engineering around this news item.  If you are a regular reader of this blog, it is likely that you are fully patched, have an anti-virus and can deal with malware, but what about your Mom?  Older...
  • Blog Post: University of Wisconsin, Madison finds GIANT number of security bugs during Windows 7 production

    In a paper titled: Incremental Compositional Dynamic Test Generation , researchers from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, during the production phase of Windows 7, found one-third of all of the security bugs in Windows 7, using a process called Satisfiability Modulo Theories (SMT) solver or as it...
  • Blog Post: Thoughts on the Kinect hacks and iPad Hacks

    Wow, wouldn’t it be nice to have tools like XNA Game studio to  build an application that used Kinect on the Xbox?  I think it would be a great idea.  On the other hand, using Kinect hacks outside of academics?  Waste of time.  Focus on Windows Presentation Foundation, learn...
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