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Abner Stories

Abner Germanow's musings on security and marketing.

Published: 2008-06-12T10:13:08-05:00


When Technology Fails, Try Process: iPhone instore activation


Since the iPhone OS wasn't up to the task of thwarting the haxor community, Apple is taking (being forced by...

Revision3 vs. MediaDefender


As entire businesses migrate online, what happens if they start attacking each other? Here is Jim Louderback's postmortem on the...

Counterfeit Goods: The latest threat?


Product security now extends beyond the technology and into the supply chain. The NY Times on counterfeit networking gear. IDC's...

LCD TV Prank at CES


Here's a good reason to stick a little piece of black tape over the IR port of your screens in...

Wikipedia and Marketing


Funny and true. If you have the word marketing in your title, please follow the man's instructions....

Marketing Vulnerability Fixes


How do you claim your product is more secure than an open source option? Counting vulnerabilities alone might not work...

NBC's Peacock Crows and Ohio's Voting Machines


Lunch blogging: NBC lawyers managed to stop a story from being aired where their own site was broken into. Smart...

Irrational Apples


Dated, but a great take on the economically irrational behavior of city dwellers picking apples....

iPhone's SIM Locks: Hardware vs. Software vs. Lawyers


If you care, you already know the iPhone's SIM has been successfully unlocked to work with carriers other than AT&T....

Even (or especially) contests could use a security review


From the "Add to blog bookmark folder..." Business week has a series on a CNBC sponsored online stock picking contest...

Vendors Responses: Voting Machines and the Pwnie Awards


Avi Rubin comments on "the "laboratory" defense employed by voting machine vendors. And in other news of Lame responses to...

Dude "Security Rocks"


What do you get when you attempt to combine rock music, IT security, and corporate (Intel) sponsorship? via Schneier...

iPhone Wi-Fi Vulnerability


These guys found a vulnerability and then crafted an exploit via the wi-fi connection and Safari. If Safari is going...

Harry Potter Security


No time for comment other than to say this was a very hard problem that has the nice side benefit...

iPhone Hacking & Fustrations


Additional sites to check out attempts to turn the iPhone into what users want instead of what Apple thinks users...