Category Archives: Security

That Crypto Code Sample Is Probably Wrong

So, you want to know how to encrypt your data?   Simple enough, as with virtually any programming task these days you can simply type a few key words into Google, (including your programming language of preference, of course) hit enter, … Continue reading

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Hacking and Hollywood

This is an old and well-worn example of a television attempt to incorporate IT security into a plot-line It amuses me that Hollywood writers seem to believe that hacking and IT Security are some form of online, multi-player “Mavis Beacon … Continue reading

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The TSA does something that makes sense!?

I am both shocked and pleased.   They will allow small knives on planes again.  They never fail to give me something to complain about however, and in this case, it’s the just-small-enough-to-not-be-useful  2.36” maximum allowable blade length.   They should have … Continue reading

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Keeping threats in context.

It’s amazing to me how much money we’ll spend, how much time and effort we’ll waste, how many liberties we’re willing to give up in the name of “the war on terror” which in reality is one of the more … Continue reading

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Most nurses are nice

But some are downright strange and bizarre.  Story here.

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Foil hats…The controversy.

Many believe that foil hats are an essential tool to protect against government oppression via brain wave reading/manipulation.  A study from MIT examines their effectiveness, and shockingly concludes that the foil hat craze may have been *created* by the government in … Continue reading

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