Sep 19 2007
Well, Rich and I ramble a little in this episode, but it’s for a good
reason. We got side tracked talking about the wonders of airline
security and some of the tools you can use to protect yourself while
ordering stuff online. One of the things I mentioned in the podcast is
a tool my credit card company offers; it creates a valid, temporary
credit card number on the fly that’s valid for a relatively short
period of time, say 30 days. I doubt this would save anyone from a
compromise such as what’s happened to TD Ameritrade, but if you’re
making a one-time purchase, it’s a very good tool to use. Here’s an
older article that lists about half a dozen of the different temporary number generators.
- Loren’s review of last week’s podcast – We answered a question from Loren in the podcast, which Rich answered on the blog but I accidentally deleted. Honest.
- Rich’s TD Ameritrade poll – What do you think the real culprit for the compromise was?
- Analysing the TD Ameritrade Disclosure
- TD Ameritrade’s 6 million customers hit with security breach
- Introducing Security Mike’s Guide to Internet Security
– Good news, Mike Rothman doesn’t look at all like the guy on the cover
of this book. More good news, this is an idea I think will benefit a
lot of people
- The Ghost in My FileVault
- Tor madness reloaded
- My interview with Shava Nerad, the Executive Director of the Tor Project – Anyone interested in hearing an update from Shava? I’m sure she’d be willing to come on the show again.
- Tell-All PCs and Phones Transforming Divorce – Sorry if this is behind a NYT paywall, even though they’ve stated they’re going to tear it down soon.
- Tonight’s music: Got to have a Job by Little Charlie and the Nightcats