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authentication-article-on-searchsoftwarequality

I forgot to mention that I have an article up on SearchSoftwareQuality: Stronger authentication needed for Web applications. Here's the gist:

In this article we consider three authentication processes in a typical complex Web application that requires security, such as online banking or brokerage transactions:

bank-security-article-published

Please check out the article I wrote for Bankinfosecurity.com: Reducing Online Banking Fraud with Stronger Authentication Methods

telework-promoted-to-cut-gas-costs

According to a recent study, federal workers could save $55 on monthly fuel costs.

The online-based telework promoting organization figured that current fuel prices cost typical GS-7, Step 5 federal employees $138.80 a month, nearly 7 percent of their after-tax income. The organization's study, titled "Gas Fuels Telework," is based on a survey of 3,500 federal employees registered with the Telework Exchange Web site.
If you've been in DC area traffic, then you know that anything that gets cars off the roads is a good thing.

in-omoha-call-911-on-smokers

Via Overlawyered.com:
In Omaha, which recently enacted a restaurant smoking ban, authorities are urging vigilant citizens who notice illicit smoking to call 911 to summon a police response. The local emergency coordinator has objected, saying 911 calls over smoking could overwhelm the system and distract dispatchers from more dire emergencies, but the police department says it is sticking by its advisory.

or perhaps, you could just ask the person not to smoke. Then, if you get your ass kicked, call the police.

ted-stevens-site-hacked-by-irony

Hot off the tubes:

Almost as freaky as his infamously disjointed "series-of-tubes" speech last year about the Internet (which briefly earned him the Most Lampooned Politician on the Web award), Stevens's reelection site asks visitors to enter a username and password and then -- as they unsuccessfully fumble for a password -- condemns them with a warning that begins:

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