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Viewing posts from January, 2009

repurcussions-of-data-loss-at-ohio-university

It's a long standing joke that no matter where you move, your alumni association can find you. That may change after OU's experience with their data breaches as chronicled here. Of course, they use your Social Security Number to track you down.

etrade-to-offer-zero-liability-accounts

Kudos to ETrade for offering a "zero liability" account. I suspect this is an attempt to foil my prediction that brokerage accounts will be increasingly targeted by phishers. (Though, to be honest, they were getting off to a good start in Q4.)

Brokerage accounts are tempting. Most people (if they have brokerage accounts) have more in their stock accounts than in their bank account or savings. It's probably harder to determine if a payment leaving the account is fraudulent. With bank accounts, phishers target a larger number of users for smaller dollars amounts. With brokerage accounts, phishers aim for bigger dollars. From the BusinessWeek article:

follow-up-on-t-mobile-security

So this weekend, the blog started getting a ton of hits from google searches for "Paris Hitlon T-moble hacked SideKick" etc. I couldn't figure out why the big rush all the sudden until I read the Register this a.m..

corporate-retreat-expect-slow-responses

We are having a first ever "corporate" "retreat" at a secret undisclosed location this week (4/14-4/18), so responses may be somewhat slower than you've come to expect. We apologize for any inconvenience.

congratulations-to-local-boys-spi-dynamics

on their acquisition by HP and to me, since I was an early angel investor in SPI - so long ago I cannot remember what year it was. Their application to the ATDC had just been rejected as they were viewed as 'unreceptive to coaching', IIRC. I was an entrepreneur-in-residence at ATDC at the time, so it must have late 2000. For what it's worth, they were indeed unreceptive to coaching, except from Brian Cohen who has done a great job as CEO.

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