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Twelve Word Tuesday: Who Burned Themselves More: The Cave People Who Invented Fire, or Gen Y Cave People?

Those who grew up on Facebook: less likely to fall for phishing. USA Today piece claiming opposite here. Continue reading Twelve Word Tuesday: Who Burned Themselves More: The Cave People Who Invented Fire, or Gen Y Cave People?


Fighting Spam and Web Site Spoofing Attacks: Lessons Learned from the Traffic Light

An interesting timeline involving the colors red, yellow and green: August 5th, 1914 - the first electric traffic light is installed in Cleveland, OH. driven by the chaos at intersections in cities caused bythe explosion in the number of automobiles on the roads. The system was based on the convention used on railroad signals where … Continue reading Fighting Spam and Web Site Spoofing Attacks: Lessons Learned from the Traffic Light


Twelve Word Tuesday: The World is Flat, But Market Discontinuities Can Still Drive Cybercrime Targets

Stolen EU Credit Card Data Worth Five Times Stolen US Card Data Source: Washington Post article here. Continue reading Twelve Word Tuesday: The World is Flat, But Market Discontinuities Can Still Drive Cybercrime Targets


Imaginary Numbers: Useful for Solving Quadratic Equations - Not So Much for Security Problems

Reuters reports today that CSIS will today release a study, funded by Intel/Mcafee, that says: "A $1 trillion estimate of the global cost of hacking cited by President Barack Obamaand other top officials is a gross exaggeration, according to a new study commissioned by the company responsible for the earlier approximation. A preliminary report … Continue reading Imaginary Numbers: Useful for Solving Quadratic Equations - Not So Much for Security Problems


Twelve Word Tuesday: Separated by 15 years and $2B, Cisco Buys Wheelgroup First, Then Sourcefire

Infrastructure vendors always buy good security products, never successfully build their own. Continue reading Twelve Word Tuesday: Separated by 15 years and $2B, Cisco Buys Wheelgroup First, Then Sourcefire