Nov 11 2011
Whether you call it Veteran’s Day, Pocky Day,Binary Day or something else, it’s Friday, I don’t know about you, but I’m looking forward to this weekend and spending some time with friends. Being a parent, I don’t get out for adult time as much as I once did, which makes the rare occassions all that much more special.
If you know a veteran, today would be a good day to tell them thanks. I ‘repaired’ radios long ago and far away on a little artillery base in Germany. I put repair in quotes because our job was to say “Yep, it’s broken”, replace the radio and send the broken one off for repair by someone who actually did electronics troubleshooting. I was lucky and my enlistment was during a relatively peaceful time, but we have hundreds of thousands vets out there who saw events and actions most of us can’t even imagine. Please respect them for their sacrifices.
I haven’t done this in a few days, so there’s a lot of built up articles.
Open Tabs 11/11/11:
- Anonymous blasts El Salvador offline – I guess they found some soft targets.
- How your signature can propel your security career – How are you putting your signature on the security at your company? Don’t do what everyone else has done.
- Top 10 Security Voices on Twitter – I didn’t like @jgamblins list; half of the accounts on it are businesses. Who would be on your Top 10 Security Voices list?
- Supreme Court justices concerned about pervasive, technology-enabled government surveillance – As they should be! Wait until the government admits they’re also turning on the microphones and other sensors in your phone. And don’t think they aren’t.
- Judges weigh phone tracking – A little more to feed your paranoia.
- Doom, gloom and infosec – Of course our career field isn’t all feces and stench, but it’s not roses and cake either.
- Cisco CSO: Infosec pros should get back to basics – Yes, let’s quit buying all of Cisco’s blinky light solutions and get back to patching and policy. That’s what he meant, isn’t it?
- ‘Biggest cybercriminal takedown in history’ – The hyperbole isn’t Brian Krebs’, but the rest of the article is some great stuff. DNS can be dangerous stuff.
- Steam database hacked. Encrypted credit card information and passwords compromised – First thing I had the spawn do when they got home from school yesterday was change their passwords!
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