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Viewing posts from January, 2009

deperimeterization

Over on Not Bad for a Cubicle, Thurston has a post discussing deperimeterization and the recent Jericho Forum meeting he attended.
I think my favorite quote of the day came from Nick Bleech, CSO of Rolls-Royce, who said, “Deperimeterization is happening. It’s not a strategy, it’s an ‘-ization.’ It’s like globalization–it’s happening.”

dns-forgery-pharming-attack

Amit Klein has a post about this new DNS pharming attack against Bind, the most common DNS server on the Internet.

do-violent-movies-increase-violent-crime

Not according to a study discussed at Econbrowser where they compared weekly crime statistics to movie attendance and found that the more violent the movie, the less crime occurred that week:

The authors note that there is a large clinical literature that has arrived at the opposite (and more natural) conclusion that watching violent scenes can induce more violent behavior. But they argue that one factor left out of those clinical studies is the incapacitation effect-- as long as you're in the theater itself, you're not mugging somebody. Even after you leave the theater, a pattern for the evening may have been set that involves less alcohol consumption and less likelihood of getting into trouble. The more violent the content of the movie, the authors reason, the more likely it is to bring violent people off the streets and into movie theaters.
It would be interesting to see if the same holds true for the release of violent video games. And if the releases of the Star Wars movies resulted in a reduction in hacking. After all, if they are not at their computer...

do-you-tear-up-unsolicited-credit-card-offers

To test whether tearing up a credit card application is sufficient, this man tore one into little bits, taped it back together and mailed it in

dutch-biometric-passports-broken

Face and fingerprints swiped in Dutch biometric passport crack.

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