Tag: security

  • this-is-fine.eml

    This is a legitimate email from a Legitimate Financial Institution that I was expecting, but I don’t know what I could change it to make it look more like a phishing scam. We’ve spent the last 20 years teaching people not to open email attachments but I guess Raytheon’s Cybersecurity company didn’t hear about that? […]

  • The Downside of a Spotify’s Free Google Home

    Spotify is giving away a free Google Home Mini to any account with the family plan. That’s pretty neat. And they are doing it for new and existing users, which is great because it doesn’t make the mistake of punishing existing customers in the pursuit of acquisition. It makes sense for Spotify – get folks […]

  • What infuriates me about Rails

    DHH, creator of Rails, drew attention to my least favorite aspect of the framework in his wrap-up of the recent Snakes and Rubies throw-down. To me, such an elaborate administration interface with login, permissions, and groups and what have you is out of scope for inclusion in the core framework. Show of hands, how many […]

  • Why you weren’t protected from Sony

    In an article for Wired News, Bruce Schneier asks: What do you think of your antivirus company, the one that didn’t notice Sony’s rootkit as it infected half a million computers? Mr. Schneier’s readers answered him: Many readers pointed out to me that the DMCA is one of the reasons antivirus companies aren’t able to […]

  • Secure Email Meme

    Oh boy, a chain blog entry! Dave Walker called me out to talk about securing email; who am I to refuse? You should secure your email. Am I done? OK, so that’s not the best supported argument. If everyone secured their email there would be virtually no spam, but any system that doesn’t show benefits […]