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On January 31, 2004, in Technology, by Administrator
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“Never ask a person what computer they use. If it’s a Mac, they’ll tell you. If it’s not, why embarrass them?” — Tom Clancy

The Dean Scream

On January 31, 2004, in Technology, by Administrator
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Here is an interesting take on the Dean scream that was played by the media over 700 times the next day. It turns out that the footage we’ve been seeing on TV had his voice isolated, so the viewer hears the scream out of context. Turns out, had you been in the room, or had […]

The Shoe Bomber Can’t Fill His Own Shoes

On January 28, 2004, in Security, by Administrator
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Doc first brought this statement by the Judge in the Richard Reid case to my attention: “There is all too much war talk here. And I say that to everyone with the utmost respect. Here in this court, where we deal with individuals as individuals, and care for individuals as individuals, as human beings we […]

Cyberwarning System

On January 28, 2004, in Security, by Administrator
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While communication with Internet users about security is a great idea, it still does nothing to hold corporations and other organizations accountable for security negligence. I am not a big fan of the HS Threat Alert level, so I am not very likely to get excited about this one unless they clearly communicate what citizens […]

Attempts to launch cyberwar on the rise

On January 28, 2004, in Media Coverage, by Administrator
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From Government Computer News – > “Cyberwarfare—a sustained digital attack on critical infrastructures—isn’t easy to wage, but there are indications that some groups might be preparing to try. “We really haven’t seen an act of cyberterror,” Matthew G. Devost, president of the Terrorism Research Center of Burke, Va., said at a recent conference held by […]

Government Technology Interview

On January 27, 2004, in Media Coverage, by Administrator
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The interesting thing is I don’t even remember doing this interview! Enjoy… Matthew G. Devost: Ready the Defense States should be working with private organizations and companies to ensure critical infrastructure and information technology are not vulnerable to cyber terrorism. By Steven Ferry, Government Technology, February 2002

FBI Comments on Macs

On January 26, 2004, in Security, by Administrator
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From athis Security Focus Article. “Dave had some surprises up his sleeve as well. You’ll remember that I said he was using a ThinkPad (running Windows!). I asked him about that, and he told us that many of the computer security folks back at FBI HQ use Macs running OS X, since those machines can […]

Social networks

On January 24, 2004, in Technology, by Administrator
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I’ve been interested in the dynamics of social networks for some time at both a professional personal level. I’ve finally decided to test out one of the social network sites, namely Orkut as it was designed at Google and is invitation only. Thus far, with only two friends signed in, I am linked to over […]

Latest News

On January 15, 2004, in Obscurity, by Administrator
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At New York’s Kennedy airport today, an individual, later discovered to be a public school teacher, was arrested trying to board a flight while in possession of a ruler, a protractor, a setsquare, a slide rule, and a calculator. At a morning press conference, Attorney general John Ashcroft said he believes the man is a […]

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