A couple of years ago I wrote an article at SecurityFocus.com about my security paranoia, which ended up in a lot of people thinking I went way too far and perhaps needed some mental help. In the article I wrote that instead of the word paranoia, I prefer meticulous precaution.
With astronomical growth in spyware and [...]
Today I was driving on the freeway and couldn’t avoid driving over a flattened cardboard box. I looked in my rearview mirror waiting for it to fly out behind me but it never did. Great, I was driving down the freeway with a box stuck to my car.
It reminds me of one day—and this is [...]
I have a problem with my two-year old: he keeps getting out of his bedroom. This morning it was 4am and he was climbing over me and my wife, patting us on our heads.
It’s not like we haven’t tried containing him. It started when he wouldn’t go down for naps. As a quick fix I [...]
I thought I would write about a technology introduced in Windows Vista called Mandatory Integrity Control (MIC), which is an access control scheme that Microsoft developed partially based on previous work by others, in particular the Biba model.
There are several traditional access control models we use in computer security. Windows enforces access control using the [...]
This morning, after being startled by two of my sons arguing over who had the longest turn playing Guitar Hero, and still not quite ready to get out of bed, I grabbed the remote control and started up the DVR recording of the Super Bowl. As my eyes were still trying to focus, I sped [...]
For those of you who have been waiting for SP1 before you move to Vista, that time has come: