Tag Archives: security

SSL Browser Nonsense

Thank you Word Press! WordPress has turned on HTTPS for all blogs, and my blog is hosted at WordPress. They deserve recognition for being proactive in the fight for privacy. But we need more from the browsers.

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Encryption Role in Data Security

Ed Snowdon spoke yesterday at the SXSW conference on the importance of using encryption to keep the data the runs our businesses (and personal life) safe.   I refresh the call to eliminate the scary warning that browsers give when … Continue reading

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Doc Sharing with Live Documents

This is a first impression review of Live Documents, a SaaS model document sharing platform.  I discovered the service, signed up for a free account, and these are my notes on what it does.

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Disable Autorun … now

After installing Windows, I always disable all of the auto-run features on all of the drives.  This one action alone will protect you from half of the malware out there.  

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Registering Again … (Sigh)

The bane of social networking sites is the need to register one more username, one more password, and once more to fill in some sharable details.  That is sooooo 2008.   I am registering with a conference so I can select … Continue reading

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Cloud, Security, and Big Data

So many top buzz words are wrapped into a single title because I am moderating a panel session on Thursday at the Fujitsu Technology Forum 2013 on exactly this topic with some members of the Big Data working Group, of … Continue reading

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SSO Much Fun: Identity Update

OpenID is slowly slowly gaining adoption.  Here is a list of resources relevant to cloud identity, authentication, and authorization.

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Cloud User’s Bill of Rights

Want users to use your cloud-based web site?  Follow these guidelines, so that users can sign up easily and use it.  Sadly, there are soooo many ways that web sites can do this wrong.  The result is a bewildering variety … Continue reading

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The Anti-SSL Conspiracy

This post is about secure internet protocols, and mainly about a bizarre phenomenon that prevents us from using SSL security in many situations where it would be useful. What is bizarre is that I don’t think anyone intends it, but … Continue reading

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Web Security vs. Superstition, Part 4

Web site security is a very important issue to me. I find it frustrating sometimes dealing with people who operate based more on superstition and urban legends than on solid principles.  Part 4 is about some strange behavior I have … Continue reading

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