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         Alun Jones (Security MVP Reconnect) writes about security, cryptography, SSL, PKI, and pretty much anything else that bothers him enough.

Archive for September, 2011

September 26, 2011

Too nerdy?

Filed under: Miscellany - not security @ 10:56 pm

Am I too nerdy for wishing that Doctor Who Confidential would have made more of a mention that the most recent episode, “Closing Time”, featured the third appearance of Lynda Baron in a Doctor Who story?

September 25, 2011

If .NET is so good, why can’t I…?

OK, so don’t get me wrong – there are lots of things I like about .NET: I like that there are five main programming styles to choose from (C#, Visual Basic, F#, PowerShell and C++) I like that it’s so quick and easy to write nice-looking programs I like the Code Access Security model (although […]

September 2, 2011

DigiNotar – why is Google special?

Filed under: General Security,Why is PKI so hard? @ 9:19 am

So, you’ve probably heard about the recent flap concerning a Dutch Certificate Authority, DigiNotar, who was apparently hacked into, allowing for the hackers to issue certificates for sites such as Yahoo, Mozilla and Tor. I’ve been reading a few comments on this topic, and one thing just seems to stick out like a sore thumb. […]

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