Terry Zink: Security Talk

Discussing Internet security in (mostly) plain English

February, 2011

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    An example of bad security and design

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    One of the things that those of us in the security field wish that financial institutions would do is institute better security, such as two factor authentication instead of one factor authentication (e.g., username and password).  I hadn’t really...
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    If you get additional spam this week, it’s not my fault

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    If you get some additional spam this week, it’s not my fault.  Even though I did go snowshoeing this past Saturday, I only had two bots (boots); hardly enough to add to the global spam problem.  I didn’t even catch a virus (i.e., cold virus...
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    Foreign hackers attack Canadian government

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    From CBC News : An unprecedented cyberattack on the Canadian government also targeted Defence Research and Development Canada, making it the third key department compromised by hackers, CBC News has learned. The attack, apparently from China, also gave...
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    Let them tweet cake

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    “Let them eat cake!” From Wikipedia : The quotation, as attributed to Marie Antoinette, was claimed to have been uttered during one of the famines that occurred in France during the reign of her husband Louis XVI. Upon being alerted that the people were...
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    ID fraud is dropping

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    Reuters has a good story today on the rate of recorded incidents of ID fraud: Thanks to signs of a burgeoning economic recovery, identity theft declined dramatically in 2010, but unlucky victims were forced to pay more out-of-pocket when defrauded, according...
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    No Facebook friends for Obama girls

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    The Asssociated Press has an article today on the First Lady’s position on Facebook for her family (excluding her husband): WASHINGTON – Michelle Obama says her daughters aren't on Facebook, and that's the way she likes it. The first lady says her girls...
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    Zuckerberg vs Assange, part 2

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    Continuing on from my previous post on the Time Person of the Year award, having taken a look at Assange let’s take a look at the flip side – the selection of Mark Zuckerberg. What is the big deal about Mark Zuckerberg?  Well, he invented Facebook...
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    Humor - How to write good code

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    Via xkcd .
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    Zuckerberg vs Assange

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    Alright, I’m back from my self-imposed one month hiatus, ready to both inform you as well as entertain you!  Woohoo!  By no means is this post timely but I’ve wanted to write it for quite some time. In December, Time magazine unveiled its 2010...
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