Friday Photo – Koala in Melbourne

This week's Friday Photo comes from down under.  In 2007, we went to Victoria, Australia on vacation.  The day we landed we were pretty much zombies, and found a nature preserve right in Melbourne.  This guy was curled up in the notch of the tree, and the lines of his face with the wood caught [...]
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Voting Fraud – Back to the Future

We’ve forgotten that things like stuffing ballot boxes, buying votes with alcohol, missing and broken voting machines, and all other manner of manipulation occurred in the past (some more recent than others). I’d argue that on balance, our elections today are the most fraud-free that they’ve ever been, but with the advent of more and […]

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Apple, Security, Threat Models and a Tightening Sandbox

I watched Apple’s iOS and MacOS keynote with a lot of interest. Security, privacy, encryption, and two-factor all got some attention, either in the updates or on the main stage – it’s really cool to see a company build a product strategy around those capabilities. At the same time, they’re removing granular decisions about how […]

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The Cell Phone Wiping Conundrum

Losing a phone is painful. Getting a bill for fraudulent calls is a gut punch. And yet we get conflicting advice and misleading reliance on remote-wipe features and their effectiveness. What to do?

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Sunset Over Faux Falls

Friday Photo Post – Sunset over Faux Falls

I'm still working through my recent workshop and shoot in Moab, processing the files, and discovering some new gems.  Often at sunset you only have a few minutes of the perfect light, and this was no exception.  If I'd have taken a couple of steps father forward, I'd have missed the branches encroaching on the [...]
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WannaCry – Who’s to blame?

The latest strain of ransomware has been in the news, accompanied by somewhat sensationalistic news coverage. Yes, it’s a big deal, but not unexpected – ransomware is only going to get worse. Right now it’s focused on availability, next it’ll be integrity (more on that in the next post). One question that’s just starting to […]

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Friday Photo Post – Moab

And now for something completely different.  As I mention on my bio, I try to spend as much of my time not doing cyber security work as I can.  I'm an amateur photographer, and travel the world capturing images that tell stories about the amazing places I've been able to visit. Last month I went to [...]
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