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Security Archives

More silly credit card security
More pointless security for your credit card.
October 10, 2006 - 140 words, 1 comment

Credit Card Activation a security risk
Your new credit card can be activated by anyone at all.
October 10, 2006 - 267 words, 6 comments

Security notifications
Secunia’s apparent new practice of publicly announcing security exploits is dangerous.
October 7, 2004 - 220 words,

How Much Security is Needed?
Not all security measures are appropriate in all situations. You need to consider the value of the information being protected when designing a security system. Also, some novel approaches to preventing dictionary attacks.
January 21, 2004 - 662 words, 3 comments

Personal firewall advantages
A NAT router cannot is protect computers on your network from the other computers on your network.
October 9, 2003 - 138 words, 1 comment

NAT is not a firewall
A NAT router simply denies incomming traffic that it doesn’t understand. That’s one function of a firewall, but not the only one.
October 8, 2003 - 442 words, 11 comments

Minority Security Report
Tom Cruise demonstrates poor security administration practices.
December 18, 2002 - 54 words,

Deny everything
When thinking security, only open what is neccessary. Block everything else, including the unknown.
October 3, 2002 - 118 words,

How to hack our site
The New York Times has an embarassing secret.
June 16, 2002 - 45 words, 3 comments

Secure Code
I read a review of what sounds like an interesting book, "Writing Secure Code" by...
March 4, 2002 - 92 words,

Application firewalls
As companies secure their physical networks with firewalls and strict security policies, hackers are turning...
February 25, 2002 - 77 words, 1 comment

IIS lockdown
Businesses running IIS as a Web server need to have effective procedures to secure the...
November 7, 2001 - 94 words,

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