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Securing your Dessert

(C) Depositphotos / belchonock I have a joy/frustration relationship with Apple.  Their products are amazing and have changed my life, and at the same time some of their design decisions and choices are user hostile (dongles).  Their software usually just works, but when it doesn’t, well, you get Siri. On one point though, their heart [...]
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Just ask “Why?”

Today we’re constantly asked to make decisions that have security and privacy implications. Most of the time these are individually innocuous, but collectively they present significant risk. All too often, we simply click yes, plug in the cable, share the wifi password, or give up personal information. Instead, before even asking if it’s secure, ask […]

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Rent Cars? Smartphone? Don’t Connect it

I travel for business and while Lyft is a growing part of my travel plans, I still frequently rent cars.  And I carry a cigarette adapter and mini-phono cable to connect to the car speakers.  Yep, Bluetooth and USB connections are something to avoid.

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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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Let’s talk about SSN

The Social Security Number is the Achilles heel of modern information. It was never intended to be used for identification purposes – in fact, my original card has that printed in big bold red letters right across the front of it. Well, that didn’t work out well. In college, SSN was our student number. Printed [...]
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Welcome to a few thoughts on cybersecurity, and some occasional photography. We're becoming immune to the news about the latest data breach, and yet folks don’t change their own security practices.   Often that’s because they don’t know where to start. Other times it’s because they’re focused on hitting the checkboxes for a compliance audit. Cybersecurity [...]
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