When you can't be invisible OR invincible, buy plenty of insurance ...
This sounds like it's going to be a sad story all around ...
(via CrunchGear)It's been a while since I did a security review for my site, so I was quite interested when the people at the Dutch site Tweakers.net asked me if I could take a look at the security of the iStorage DiskGenie. Since my previous reviews, I've learned a bit more about hacking microcontrollers and since I was keen on finding a subject to try my newfound skills on, I decided to agree to have the device sent to me.
In general, one should assume one is under surveillance anytime active counter-measures aren't being taken ... probably even then ...
An effective ambush, like an effective security measure, is indifferent to whether you're a good guy or a bad guy ...
The lady in the video and the posters pledging retribution are the same in that they both seek after creatures that they can justify (to themselves) wreaking vengeance on. The cat wasn't the cause of the ladies desire to harm, nor is the lady the source of the posters desire to harm. The desire to harm is already present, and is being held in check while waiting for an acceptable (justifiable in their own mind) target.
Turnover at the facility was high, leading to a lack of training. The warden indicated nearly 80% of her staff was new or newly promoted. Officers struggled to load and use weapons during the security review. High-ranking officers "seemed hesitant and less assertive" than counterparts at state-run facilities.
In the next contract, a company's employee-retention rate should be one of the determining factors for continued bid-eligibility.
Hmmm ... novel approach to exposing secrets ...
"As long as we can maintain a conventional balance so that we don't have to think about using nuclear weapons as a sort of an enigma to compensate for conventional inferiority, then whether the [extended deterrence] work will be done by strategic weapons or nonstrategic weapons" makes little difference, said Kazuyoshi Umemoto, director general of North American affairs at Japan's Foreign Affairs Ministry.
Mr. Bauer considers briefly and then discards the one valid solution, choosing instead to favor the increase of force projection. Finance and support for the baddies increases, in this case, in direct proportion to the force projected against them. This is due to the risk premium attending prohibition of any near-perfectly price-inelastic good such as most recreational drugs, firearms and the womb. Imagine how powerful an insulin supply cartel would become, virtually overnight, if insulin were suddenly prohibited. Clearly, the argument can be made that insulin is an absolute necessity to the people that depend on it, but this ignores the fact that the other items behave economically as though they are the exact same sort of absolute necessity.
It's good that this discussion is finally being had ...
As Zarathustra would have said "He longs for the happiness of the knife ..."
I wonder if the Naxals actually have any of these things ...Both Google and Skype may be asked by India to provide greater access to encrypted information once the country resolves its current security concerns with Research In Motion’s BlackBerry mobile services, which are now under threat of a ban, according to a government document and two individuals involved in the discussions.
Remember: Liberty is the result of good security. If you are trading liberty for improved security, it' won't be your security that's being improved. You may want to figure out whose security IS being improved, and keep an eye on them ...
One of the hardest things to master is the ability to escalate to the point of scaring someone out of whatever stupid thing they were getting ready to do and then, while still more or less 'in the shit', de-escalate back down to saying please and so forth. I don't know this guy, but by having the self-discipline to back someone off and then back down he managed to avoid having a really unfortunate '15 minutes'. I imagine his associates feel a fair amount of comfort whenever they realize he has arrived on-scene ...
Some interesting points ... although I find it disturbing that anyone should have to defend this position ...
Despite looking kinda wimpy, it's probably a mistake to underestimate the chaos that could be generated with a couple of these ...
Have a firearms policy that allows CCW holders to carry at work and the heroes wouldn't have to fight back unarmed ...
There's no single answer to this problem, but one of the first things to think about is encrypting your computer. With "whole disk encryption," you have to supply a password before you begin to boot the PC, and the information on the hard drive is scrambled so that even advanced forensics can't see it.
I guess once someone dies in a pipe bomb explosion in your garage you start to take that sort of thing seriously ...
Roots encryption ...
Sounds like he knew what was coming and might have even decided when he first started stealing that this is how it would end if he ever got caught. It's times like these that having CCW holders sprinkled throughout the building is so important. Even so, it sounds like some righteous Americans went 'All In' for their fellows when the chips were down.
The problem is that governments actually want to compromise your security to make their snooping into your business easier with the idea of appearing competent by going for the low-hanging fruit rather than actually protecting the country. That isn't quite the same as balancing privacy with national security. It's more like compromising citizen security for government job security. Never forget that privacy (invisibility) is one of two metrics of your security, and when it gets reduced, your security is being reduced.
It's been quite awhile since I've used a Mac, but being able to encrypt individual folders is a necessity ...
It's a sad fact that body armor only protects what it covers, and frequently not even that ...
It's amazing how many security-related issues this would be true on ... for some reason, most folks just don't ever think about security, their own or that of anyone else, until it's too late ...