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schneier-clarifies-his-stance-on-two-factor

Bruce Schneier posted a clarification on his stance regarding two-factor authentication today.

sec-creates-extortion-scheme-opportunity

Following up on my recent post about the bizarre action of the SEC of punishing companies that are victims of pump-and-dump spam. Paul Moriarty, director of product development for Internet Content Security at Trend Micro has pointed out that suspending the stocks created a denial of service/extortion opportunity:

"Pretty soon, you'll start seeing extortion schemes. The spammers will simply call up a company and demand money on the threat of a pump-and-dump spam run. Think about it, a spammer now has the power to control which stocks are suspended by the SEC," Moriarty warned.
Of course, one hopes, that if the company can show it is been extorted, the SEC will realize the errors of its ways.

sec-on-investor-security

The SEC has released an education guide for investors on how to protect themselves from fraud.

securing-webdav-with-ssl-and-two-factor

One reason for the lack of posts recently has been that I have written a how-to on securing WebDAV with SSL and two-factor authentication. Dealing with WebDAV was more of a pain than I anticipated. First, there seems to be a bug in recent versions of apache that breaks mod_auth_radius and mod_auth_xradis. Second, I spent a lot of time figuring out the ways that WebDAV does not work on Windows ;).

squid-and-wikid

My how-tos on configuring Squid and Freeradius for two-factor authentication are up at Howtoforge.

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