From the post on Martin McKeay's blog, looks like I'm not the only one worried about where people are putting network webcams...
January 2005 Archives
there's some more comment on the ongoing Chip & PIN implementation in the UK at Schneier on Security and Financial Cryptography , with some interesting points being made about how this move co-incides with one to shift the liability for fraudulent transactions from banks to retailers where the terminals haven't been upgraded.
Interesting to note that I've recently received a credit card with an expiry in 2006 which doesn't have a chip on it... I wonder if retailers will start refusing to accept cards without chip&PIN in order to avoid liability.
There's an interesting post over at The Quiet Earth , with some more comment at Financial Cryptography talking about a controversy that's blown up around Frank Abagnale speaking at the CSI conference.
My feeling about this is that while I can see the point made on the CISSP list about not glamourising criminal behaviour, Mr Abagnale's crimes were a long time ago and as he was convicted and "did the time" for them, as such he should be able to move on without them causing a hinderance to him.
Also I think that the point about glamourising criminal behaviour would depend very much on the content of Mr Abagnale's speech. If he gets up and explains what a mistake trying to commit frauds is and speaks about the help he gave the FBI, in what way is that glamourising crime?
I can't really agree with people who take the position of never speaking with a "convicted felon", as it leads into a bit of a moral quagmire. Would this position mean if someone has a conviction for speeding they should be ineligable to speak at security conferences?
Information on firefox tuning. The section on pipelining is particularily cool. I've switched it on and definately see a speed up in my browsing...