Tag: security

  • Books that call out to me

    Why does [this book](http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0398070792?ie=UTF8&tag=mariusdotorg-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0398070792) call out to me? I’ve done so much logical security work in my professional career, but oftentimes the (perceived) simplicity of physical security systems seems so much more intriguing. Damn the $219 cost of the book: Locks, Safes and Security: An International Police Reference. I’ve had my eye on it for […]

  • Security Perspective on Papal Elections

    Found this gem on Bruce Schneier's blog that details his assessment on the security implications and risks around the Papal Election. (In other news – why do I want to type Papal with an “e” instead of an “a” as in Pap*e*l? I don't get it.)

  • SHA-1 Broken

    Bruce Schneier posts that SHA-1 has been broken: SHA-1 has been broken. Not a reduced-round version. Not a simplified version. The real thing. The research team of Xiaoyun Wang, Yiqun Lisa Yin, and Hongbo Yu (mostly from Shandong University in China) have been quietly circulating a paper announcing their results: collisions in the the full […]

  • installing anti-virus software

    This document serves to remind me later what steps I took to get anti-virus software up and running on my FreeBSD 4.9-RELEASE-p1 system. I'm using the stock sendmail 8.12.9 that comes with FreeBSD 4.9-RELEASE (by my count it's at roughly patchlevel 2..) I also plan to only use one copy of the MTA rather than […]