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How is your identity being stolen?
Let me count the ways: 18.4% - Theft by employees 18% - Hackers 14% - Lost or stolen media 11.6% - Personal data inadvertently exposed Kind of drives home the importance or proper access control, doesn't it? Source: http://voices.washingtonpos... ......

Posted On Monday, June 22, 2009 6:47 AM

Perils of using Symbol Servers
I was helping a colleague debug an issue this morning in a piece of our code that filters network traffic. He couldn't get WinDbg to load symbols from our internal symbol server or from the MS symbol server and had no clue why. Finally it occurred to me that in the act of attaching to the process he was blocking the code that would have accepted the connection from our network driver and processed it. So the windbg was sending out a request to the symbol server, our network driver was intercepting ......

Posted On Friday, June 19, 2009 8:41 AM

Dan Reed's Blog
Just found Dan Reed's blog recently via the Communications of the ACM Blog.  Dan's posts are generally geared towards HPC but make for really great reading.  Check it out

Posted On Monday, June 1, 2009 7:48 AM

President Obama is on the right track
Lots to be please with in President Obama's latest communication on cybersecurity. He still hasn't named his cybersecurity chief but he continues to show his administration's commitment to securing both our federal cyber infrastructure as well as extending a helping hand to securing the networks of key private industries such as our power grid, banks, and water providers. America's cybersecurity posture is something that I am keenly interested in (and honestly worried about) so it's good to see that ......

Posted On Monday, June 1, 2009 7:21 AM

Improving Internet Connections in Vehicles
Cool article.  Looking forward to the applications of this. 

Food for thought:  What would faster, more reliable connections in vehicles enable us to do?  Could cars detect traffic patterns faster or with better fidelity?  Could we upload GPS maps on the fly (some cars already do this I imagine)?   Perhaps the Google maps vehicles can start uploading their street view data as they are taking it. :P

Posted On Monday, June 1, 2009 7:13 AM

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