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MacOSX Security Updates

I hate them, because I know they probably should be installed, but they take about an hour to install. I see a lot of this: So this week, Apple gave me a security update: Then, a couple of days later, … Continue reading

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You can’t ship laptop batteries to Alaska

This sucks. You can’t bring a battery through security (as carry-on luggage) unless it’s powering a device. So that eliminates replacement batteries for a device you aren’t carrying with you. And you can’t take a lithium battery as checked luggage … Continue reading

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Easy Secure Passwords

In the spirit of the XKCD cartoon, I’ve written a tool to help me think of really secure, really memorable passwords. For example, here is a set of 5 such passwords chosen at random from a pool of 3 million … Continue reading

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Schneier on Security Theater

Bruce Schneier weighs in on security theater: Exactly two things have made airplane travel safer since 9/11: reinforcing the cockpit door, and convincing passengers they need to fight back. Everything else has been a waste of money. Add screening of … Continue reading

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