Tag Archives: security

Too good to be true

If you get within spitting distance of my blogs, then you know how I feel about open Wi-Fi.  I find it odd that in the USA Wi-Fi is by default open but wherever I’ve been in Europe it is by … Continue reading

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No ads!

Over at my IoPT blog I’ve written occasionally about how online ad networks are co-opted by cyber criminals and used to deliver malware.  It is one reason why I’ve never carried ads on T-Rob.net, IoPTConsulting.com, or Ask-An-Aspie.net. But this blog … Continue reading

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Dear @Klout – A note about #security

Dear Klout, Just because it’s on Schneier’s blog doesn’t mean it’s about security.  At least not directly.  You see, every Friday, Bruce links to something about squid.  The actual squishy kind that live in water. The Schneier post to which … Continue reading

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Small business frozen in Carbonite

Dear Carbonite, I originally purchased the Carbonite Business service based on the strong recommendation of Leo LaPorte and the product’s ability to let me manage my own encryption keys.  Although this feature is advertised heavily on Leo’s various shows, it … Continue reading

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Latest revelations concerning the NSA

BREAKING NEWS! It was revealed today in secret documents leaked to this reporter that the US National Security Agency (NSA) is actually a division of Claus Industries, LLC, a company synonymous with its eponymous founder and CEO, Santa Claus. We … Continue reading

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Feline security researcher discovers new 0-Day vulnerability

We have three cats and one of them has a bad habit of leaving a little something outside the litter box.  It’s my wife’s biggest complaint about the cats.  Her second biggest complaint is the scratching.  No matter what kind … Continue reading

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The multiple personalities of AllClear ID

On leaving IBM, I initiated the process to roll my 401K over to my IRA.  The fund manager sent the requisite forms – already filled out with my SSN, contact info and the account numbers to effect the transfer – … Continue reading

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Tresor-not

Over at the Personal Clouds list, the topic of Tresorit came up.  The service provides “completely secure cloud storage” and offers USD$10k to anyone who can hack the client-side encryption.  The word Tresor is either an encryption method designed to … Continue reading

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Spam origin experiment

One of the first things I did when I registered t-rob.net was to set up my new email address.  The second thing I did was to delete the spam email that arrived a moment later. Spam is the scourge of … Continue reading

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Do you consider your digital identity a separate self or is it identical to your real-world self?

Meanwhile, in a parallel universe, Margaret writes: Do you consider your digital identity a separate self or is it identical to your real-world self #edcmooc. I think the question is not whether the digital self is the same as the … Continue reading

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