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Moving on

Sun, 09 Mar 2008 11:00:23 +0000

I travel a lot. It has been almost ten years since I had a job that was based in the same place I live.

Judge releases Wikileaks

Fri, 29 Feb 2008 20:46:15 +0000

All it took was a little representation. That is one trouble with the US legal system.

Oil field data loss just common theft

Fri, 29 Feb 2008 08:55:02 +0000

Sighs of relief can be heard coming from Brazil this week as police arrested four men (port security guards) responsible for heisting some computers that had lots of data from the newly discovered mega-oil-patch off the coast of Brazil.Way back when I was an industry analyst I remember fighting the battle against universitites about so called academic freedom and firewalls.

Declan on Wikileaks

Wed, 27 Feb 2008 16:02:53 +0000

The news today is that several free speech advocates are stepping into the fray over Wikileaks. See Declan McCullagh's coverage.

Only 8,700 insecure ftp servers?

Wed, 27 Feb 2008 15:51:40 +0000

According to ComputerWorld coverage Finjan is publicizing a source in Hong Kong they have discovered that offers to sell access to hacked ftp servers. The idea is that a malware purveyor or phisher would want ftp access with admin credentials so they can quickly and easily upload there wares to the web sites served by the ftp service.

You can keep on asking...

Tue, 26 Feb 2008 08:55:16 +0000

But you have to ask the right questions. Two senators have sent a letter to 24 US agencies asking them to report on their progress in data protection.

Pakistan removed from the Internet

Sun, 24 Feb 2008 13:40:08 +0000

4:30 PM Eastern (US).The telecom company that carries most of Pakistan's traffic, PCCW, has found it necessary to shut Pakistan off from the Internet while they filter out the malicious routes that a Pakistani ISP, PieNet, announced earlier today.

Pakistan declares war on YouTube

Sun, 24 Feb 2008 12:36:48 +0000

What could at first have been just one of those days on the Internet where some newbie engineer accidentally announces a spurious route and takes out a segment of the network has turned into an international fiasco. But no, Pakastan has ordered all ISP's to block YouTube.

Pakistan takes out YouTube

Sun, 24 Feb 2008 12:16:14 +0000

Like I said in a recent post, the Internet is a series of tubes. Sometimes that helps route around malicious legislation and regulators, sometimes it causes big problems.

Get a clue Morocco

Fri, 22 Feb 2008 22:38:03 +0000

Do you ever get the feeling that the people around you are missing out on a major shift in the way the world works? Try explaining lolcats to your grandfather for instance.

TippingPoint tips balance in withdrawal of CFIUS application

Fri, 22 Feb 2008 13:18:09 +0000

I met Mike Rothman last night for drinks. He was on a once in a lifetime pass through Southfield, Michigan.

Bullseye! US shoots down spy satellite!

Wed, 20 Feb 2008 19:55:24 +0000

Good job. According to Reuters, the US has succeeded in shooting down its errant spy satellite.

Great source on cyber espionage

Wed, 20 Feb 2008 07:27:58 +0000

I am taking a couple of days to explore the slopes at Boyne Mountain. For those of you who regularly ski the Alps and Rockies I have one thing to say.

California court order effectively erases Wikileaks

Mon, 18 Feb 2008 13:11:03 +0000

In the rapidly escalating story of, (here) a California court has ordered the domain registrar, Dynadot, to erase all DNS entries for the domain, effectively erasing a website that hosts millions of documents purportedly "leaked" to the wiki-style site in the name of whistle-blowing on malfeasance.

Does IT matter?

Sun, 17 Feb 2008 10:44:36 +0000

As someone who has been accused of publicity seeking through grand pronouncements I can understand the motivation behind Nicholas Carr's 2003 article in Harvard Business Review: "IT Doesn't Matter". His main thesis is:For a brief period, as they are being built into the infrastructure of commerce, these "infrastructural technologies," as I call them, open opportunities for forward-looking companies to gain strong competitive advantages.

Congrats to Arcsight

Fri, 15 Feb 2008 13:17:56 +0000

Hard to believe that a SIM (Security Information Management) company has made it "out".  Arcsight went public yesterday at $9/share.

US to shoot down spy satellite

Thu, 14 Feb 2008 10:13:34 +0000

This news just in. The Bush administration has decided to attempt to shoot down the failed spy satellite that was due to enter the earth's atmosphere sometime in coming weeks.

Ben Edelman targets C-NetMedia

Thu, 14 Feb 2008 09:40:40 +0000

Ben Edelman has created a nice Valentine's day post.  I am sure the folks behind C-NetMedia are swooning over it even now.

404 and DNS re-directs are evil

Wed, 13 Feb 2008 12:32:58 +0000

Practically one of my first blog postings ever I published(Black and white and gray all over) a continuum of good and evil. I was attempting to investigate the shades of gray in moral behavior when it comes to online practices.

Chinese spies arrested. What's the back story?

Tue, 12 Feb 2008 08:30:55 +0000

In the underground world of spy vs spy one always has to question revelations about major spy incidents. Yesterday the FBI announced that they had arrested three men in New Orleans on spying charges and, oh by the way, another man, 72 years old who worked for Boeing up until 2002.