Month: November 2013

  • Stupid Recursive Advertising

    I am sure there are many more examples, but after a recent Corona commercial it reminded me of previous I had heard. Cases where advertising uses a recursive theme. For those not familiar, you have recursive definitions and recursive acronyms, but the latter is more geek humor while the former is a mathematical thing. At […]

  • Basic Security Questions in Context

    Over the years I have received common questions regarding security, typically from people not familiar with computers. Some questions are pointed and direct. Others… more vague than they realize. To help non-security people understand these questions, let me put them in a context you can understand. “Which anti-virus do you use?” “Which brand of plastic […]

  • Moving toward 10%…

    I took notes for this blog in October, 2010 and never finished it off. The concept of the tithe goes back thousands of years. Most people I know associate it with churches in England hundreds of years ago. These days I can’t say I have heard of many, if any at all, following the practice […]

  • 112 Years of Vulnerabilities: How did we get here, knowing what we know?

    I gave a presentation on computer vulnerability history at BSides Delaware in November, 2013. Shortly after, I gave the presentation a couple times at Westchester Community College and the University of Pennsylvania, along with a brief version for the Invisible Harms conference at UPenn. The linked version is the revised copy after my initial run at BSidesDE. The talk gives a […]

  • 112 Years of Vulnerabilities: How did we get here, knowing what we know?

    I gave a presentation on computer vulnerability history at BSides Delaware in November, 2013. Shortly after, I gave the presentation a couple times at Westchester Community College and the University of Pennsylvania, along with a brief version for the Invisible Harms conference at UPenn. The linked version below is the revised copy after my initial […]