Oct 20 2011
The last couple months seem to have flown by. It seems like just yesterday I was complaining about September being gone before I knew it and now it’s almost Halloween. I’m pretty certain no one’s stealing my time, but some days I wonder. In any case there’s stuff to do and places to go today, especially since I spent the last few days trying to recover from last week’s conference.
I used to use the blog as my extended, external memory. Kind of like Ratbert strapping a piece of liver to his belly and calling it an external brain-pack. Except I’m hoping the blog won’t start to smell after a few days.
Open Tabs 10/20/11
- My friend Ken Smith sent me a link to videos of the presentations given at the Boston NAISG chapter over the last few years, including his.
- Google to begin encrypting searches & outbound clicks by default with SSL search – Just remember, you’ve got to be logged in and using SSL already, it won’t default to SSL for everyone
- Son of Stuxnet found in the wild on systems in Europe – “Duqu, I am your father!” Sorry, for some reason I keep thinking of a Star Wars character with this name.
- 7 key skills new IT grads are lacking – I’d say half of these are common to all grads, not just IT grads.
- Where’s the Steve Jobs of security – That’s a good question. I think we need someone who can see beyond our preconceived notions and find real answers.
- Hackers expose Citibank CEO’s privates – His private information, that is. I’d be more interested in seeing his financials, myself.
- US DHS expects Anonymous to attack infrastructure – Our infrastructure is incredibly brittle, so why shouldn’t they attack a weak point.
- Bad Siri! She’ll let anyone use a locked iPhone 4S – I can imagine some of the pranks being pulled around the office and ‘resignation letters’ being sent.