Insecurity

Sadly, its necessary for me to leave these reminders here: If you get eval(base64 hacked on wordpress/dreamhost I have a shared host on Dreamhost that just got hacked to shit. A fairly standard hack, and nothing particularly inspired, but nevertheless some clients from years ago weren’t too happy. If this happens to anyone else, here’s […]

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The Courthouse Security Kabuki Dance I’m no stranger to courthouses. About three times a week, more or less, I submit to the ritual security screening that protects our citizens while exercising their right of access to the courts. (In reality, only the judges are protected, because everyone else is vulnerable to threats of all kinds […]

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Want to use a toll road, but don’t have change or a pre-paid device like SunPass? Soon, all you’ll need is a license plate – and a high tolerance for being tracked wherever you go. The St. Pete Times reports that Tampa’s Lee Roy Selmon Crosstown Expressway will ditch all toll booths as soon as […]

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Need a fresh start? Want to live like Jason Bourne? Or just need a backup plan in case everything goes all to hell? Apparently, one way to do that up until now has been to get a fake birth certificate from Puerto Rico, then leverage that into a United States passport. “There are so many […]

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Yesterday afternoon, sometime between 3 and 4pm, I tried to pull up the Florida Bar website, which was working fine – albeit with its usual lack of speed – earlier in the day. What came up was a typical domain-squatter page that you’ve seen on any domain that was once used but let go by […]

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Originally uploaded by CypherXero According to Wired newly proposed legislation in Congress would lower the threshold for criminal prosecution (and, I think, for civil liability) for computer intrusion under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, 18 U.S.C. § 1030.

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Do you know the significance of this number? 13,256,278,887,989,457,651,018,865,901,401,704,640 It’s currently at the heart of a battle over First Amendment rights. Some think it’s hexed.

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Would you be surprised to receive a text message from Paris Hilton? If Hollywood PR agencies read the latest from Scrivs, it could happen: Imagine Twitter in the hands of Paris Hilton (okay maybe not the best example). How many people would subscribe to her Twitter feed vs. a blog feed? Celebrities could control their […]

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In a move that demonstrates both political cynicism and the difficulty of true anonymity on the Internet, the people behind the website Stop Sexual Predators (the site that first publicized the emails, innocuous compared to the messages revealed later, from then-Congressman Mark Foley to former Congressional pages) have been revealed. At least, their computers have. […]

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