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 interesting presentations, and reminded once again how much I hate registering for sites. Continue reading

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 seen in security groups and other insanity. Continue reading

Web Security vs. Superstition, Part 3

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 3 is about an experience I had with a public forum, and their justification for deviating from these guidelines. Continue reading

Web Security vs. Superstition, Part 2

Web site security is a very important issue to me. I find it frustrating sometimes dealing with the “security experts” in IT who operate based more on superstition and urban legends than on solid principles.  Part 2 is in response to my meeting with such a “security expert”. Continue reading

Web Security vs. Superstition, Part 1

Web site security is a very important issue to me. Every application, every information resource, must be built strong enough to put in the Internet, to reliably deliver information to those allowed access, and prevent delivery to those who are not.  I find it frustrating sometimes dealing with the “security experts” in IT who operate based more on superstition and urban legends than on solid principles.  Part 1 lays down the requirements for a secure web application.  Today’s post is prompted by my meeting with such a security expert. Continue reading