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Monthly Archives: March 2010

I’m in ur 4sq, snarfin ur password — Part II

Posted: March 29, 2010 – 7:04 pm | Author: | Filed under: Mobile Security, Web Apps

In Part 1 of this discussion on Foursquare’s mobile applications, I demonstrated how the Foursquare Android app utilizes HTTP basic authentication over plaintext HTTP. Another intriguing aspect of all of this comes in the form of a snippet from the Foursquare API documentation: For most methods, we require either Basic Authentication or OAuth Authentication. OAuth […]

Trust Revisited

Posted: March 25, 2010 – 8:11 am | Author: | Filed under: ssl

A long, long time ago, on a not so distant blog, I questioned the manner in which we make trust decisions regarding HTTPS enabled web sites. Yesterday, Sid Stamm and Christopher Soghoian published a very interesting paper that further explores problems with SSL PKI and the trusted CA model. Most recent SSL research has focused on […]

RIM Security: Employer BES vs. Employee BIS – Part 1

Posted: March 23, 2010 – 8:18 pm | Author: | Filed under: Articles, Mobile Security, Security Management

RIM Security. BES vs BIS. It matters.– application rights management is a joke and isn’t useful at all.

Tattler: The Skype Un-Deleter

Posted: March 22, 2010 – 9:04 am | Author: | Filed under: Skype, Tools

Tattler: The Skype Un-Delete power tool. Tattler lets you view edited and deleted messages.

Does the end user care about security? Do they have to?

Posted: March 1, 2010 – 11:23 am | Author: | Filed under: Security Management, Techno

Consequences. Or rather experiencing the consequences… that, can inspire change.  A perfect example; most people I know that are serious and disciplined about regular system backups do it because they’ve been burned in the past.  (I’ve been very good about it ever since I paid Ontrack 1400 dollars to recover an IBM Deathstar hard drive) How […]


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