One more thing. Got word early this week that I am now a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). I even got a nifty ID card to prove it!
Apologies for the lack of posts, I just haven't been reading much this week. I did want to pass along warnings of a nasty new email virus. I started getting strange, but seemingly relevant messages from people early this week. They tend to contain a file and a JPG image. DO NOT OPEN THESE MESSAGES! I'm amazed out how many times I've received this, so it must have spread quickly. Windows users - go update your antivirus signatures ASAP.
My friend Scott Granneman has part one of a series on privacy up at Security Focus, definitely worth your time.
While Internet users may not be able or entitled to control information about them that is held by third parties, they can still take steps to ensure the protection of their privacy. It's never too late to begin safeguarding your privacy. This is the first of a series of three articles that will examine privacy concerns regarding hardware, then software, and then finally the Internet in general. This installment will examine hardware-based privacy issues, specifically: hardware solutions for small networks and wireless devices, hardware-based spyware, and some attempts by hardware vendors to infringe upon users' privacy.
It's hard to start reading after you've been out of the loop. Give me a little more time to readjust to the real world.