Feb 14 2009
I’ve been incredibly busy this week and have a ton of work to do this weekend. Plus it’s Valentine’s Day and I don’t have anything for the wife yet. Since I’m probably buying her tickets to a play in San Francisco, if I decide to trust the venue’s web site, I can take care of her present in short order. I’ve also been getting hints that I might want to take her out to dinner tonight, sans kids. I wonder if telling her I ordered a new motherboard, CPU and memory for her computer would be a reasonable substitute? If you haven’t heard from me in a couple of weeks, assume the answer was ‘no’.
Today’s links are light on security articles and a little heavy into legal issues that I think affect us all. YMMV
- Medical data leakage rampant on P2P networks – I’m not to surprised; once this gets out, it’s got a pretty good shelf life, unlike credit card numbers.
- Apple says iPhone jailbreaking is illegal – Here’s an interesting point of view from Apple; if we didn’t approve it, it’s illegal.
- 2009 DMCA Rulemaking – A related EFF article. Are you a member of the EFF? I think I need to renew, but I am a member.
- Authors guild digs itself in deeper concerning Kindle text-to-speech – Another article on interesting interpretations of the law. The authors guild believes that computer text-to-speech should be considered a performance and therefore protected under copyright.
- 25 Random things that can hurt you – The information you disclose in a chain letter might be just what someone needs to steal your identity.
Postings will be rather light for the next few weeks, work has gotten busy, as have the kids. Plus I have a some interesting news brewing with the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams or FIRST. Stay tuned for a press release. Or at least a blog post.
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