Dec 12 2011
Usually I try to find the time to blog first thing in the morning, but today was way too busy to allow for anything nearly as relaxing as blogging. I spent two days traveling to and from a client site last week and then two more days at the BayThreat conference, with only Sunday at home to relax and play Skyrim … I mean spend with the family. BayThreat was a ton of fun; my co-worker Mike Smith gave a presentation called “Zerging is for Chumps” and another friend, Gillis Jones gave his first talk, “Show me the Money”, just to name a few. It’s interesting to go to a convention where you can almost talk to every attendee if you put your mind to it. And you know I gave it a pretty good try. Anyway, I’m off for more flying around the country again this week and have a ton to do in the mean time, so this may be the only chance I get to post this week, other than the podcast. Presuming I can get that done with Zach this week.
Open tabs, 12/12/11:
- The iPhone is about to become the FBI’s newest crime-fighting partner – To check fingerprints faster, not to look at phone logs. For now at least.
- Kaspersky Lab quits Business Software Alliance to protest SOPA – Way to go, Kaspersky! Glad someone in the community is doing something solid about this horrible idea.
- My keynote talk at BSides DFW – I can’t watch!
- Senator wants answers from DHS over domain name seizures – We’re no longer the land of the free when the DHS is charged with treating potential piracy as if it was an act of terrorism. They have way too much power to grab and forget without judicial oversight!
- MPAA Boss: If the Chinese censor the Internet without a problem, why can’t the US? – People like this are why the DHS needs oversight. And shouldn’t be involved in copyright enforcement to begin with.
- The Infosec Naughty List & the Twelve Charlatans of Christmas – I’m just glad I didn’t make the list. Or did I, by inclusion?
- Who knows what Youhavedownloaded.com – I’m of mixed feelings about this site. Not surprised they can track you that easily, though.