Terry Zink's Cyber Security Blog

Discussing Internet security in (mostly) plain English

December, 2009

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    Management tips and tricks

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    As a Program Manager, it’s my job to assign work items to people and then track everything.  When there’s a few bugs, it’s not that difficult.  When there’s 30 or 40, it’s much tougher. We have a couple of mechanisms for assigning work items...
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    An adventure in Peru, part 2

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    Note: this story is (mostly) fiction.  But it could be a true story if you use your imagination a little. The town of Nazca is like a desert.  Barren rock everywhere, little vegetation, dusty, windy, and warm during the day. But, it is here...
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    This picture is so true

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    The one near the top is completely valid (click for ginormous image).
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    An adventure in Peru

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    Those of you who have been reading this blog for a while now know that during October, 2008, I was (fictitiously) attacked by a spammer while I was traveling to the Great Wall of China.  The spammer had been (fictitiously) tracking my movements and...
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    Now this is funny

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    I interrupt my unfolding Peruvian story to share this very funny video about Windows 7.  Enjoy.
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    Has my family learned nothing?

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    Regular readers of this blog will know that I have sometimes referred to myself as Jack Bauer.  I do this for a couple of reasons: Some days I am so busy that I am doing something every hour of the day with no rest in between, a lot like an episode...
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    Malware infection update

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    Well, I finally got my other home PC (the one in my parents’ place) cleaned up from all of the infections.  I backed everything up to an external hard drive, formatted the computer, scanned the external drive and cleaned it, reinstalled Windows XP...
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    Speaking of viruses…

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    I haven’t been that active on this blog in the past few days because I’ve been fighting off a real cold virus.  Ugh, sick over Christmas.  Not pleasant.  But fear not, the story of me vs the spammer shall complete by year’s end!
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    The Top Ten Spam, Malware and E-Security Stories of 2009

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    All Spammed Up has a nice little summary wrap up of the year 2009.  I have my own summary, it is a condensed version of an article that will appear in next month’s edition of Virus Bulletin. There are a lot of stories that could have gone into this...
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    Into the wild, wild west

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    Remember way back, in summer of 1999, when Will Smith and Kevin Kline starred in the movie Wild, Wild West ?  If you don’t remember, that’s fine, because the movie really sucked.  According to the Wikipedia entry, Will Smith turned down the...
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    An adventure in Peru, part 5

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    This story is (mostly) fiction.  But it’s quite entertaining if you use your imagination.  And who knows?  It could have been true. Continuing on from my previous post, I was in a pretty tight spot.  There I was, hanging over a ledge...
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    An adventure in Peru, part 3

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    This story is (mostly) fiction.  But it’s quite entertaining if you use your imagination.  And who knows?  It could have been true. After several days of waking up early and doing tours, not to mention a couple of overnight tours on buses...
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    An adventure in Peru, part 4

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    This story is (mostly) fiction.  But it’s quite entertaining if you use your imagination.  And who knows?  It could have been true. After a couple of days of non-incidents, my guard was still up.  But on Saturday, November 28, I was...
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