28 Jan 2006

Reading Saddam’s Email

My Weekly Standard article is up. Thanks Steve, R, C, and of course WK. Pre-emptive note to the CF community: Yes, if this were going to the IJDE  it would read a lot differently. Consider who the average WS reader is. I’m on the HTCIA listserv if you want to

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27 Jan 2006

Terror Web Watch for January 27, 2006

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27 Jan 2006

The Fight Comes (Closer to) Home

I spent a brief but memorable time in West Texas many years ago. Unlike a lot of my cohorts I never made a weekend trip south of the border; in part because I’m not all that interested in donkey shows, and because I had a bad experience with tequila once

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27 Jan 2006

What Can We Expect to Find?

In case I needed to paint a bolder and more colorful picture of what one can find on captured media . . . from crypto/privacy guru Bruce Schneier in Wired:   Some years ago, I left my laptop computer on a train from Washington to New York. Replacing the computer

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26 Jan 2006

From the Office of Software Security

Computerworld’s EiC weighs in on a COMPUSEC issue: Computerworld‘s Jaikumar Vijayan reported that the DHS is spending $1.24 million on a project designed to improve the security of open-source software (“DHS Funds Effort to Find Flaws in Open-source,” Jan. 16). The money is being paid to Stanford University, Symantec and

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26 Jan 2006

Looking on the Bright Side

The Russian president, Vladimir Putin, yesterday said that four British diplomats accused of espionage in Moscow should not be expelled, as their replacements might be cleverer than they were and harder to catch.

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26 Jan 2006

Doing a Mental

Part two of the CNSN story on how NSA deals with percieved malcontents here. Sad.

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25 Jan 2006

The Best Defense

It may have been the delirium of being woken up several times in the night by a crying newborn, or it might have been just normal run-of-the-mill delirium, but if I’m not mistaken Matt Lauer started off the 07:00 hour of the Today Show with a line about the Administration

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25 Jan 2006

What was that about a nail and a hammer?

CQ points out that NSA isn’t the only place where it pays to keep your pie hole closed: The FBI’s former top agent in Panama carried on an affair with a confidential informant that left him open to blackmail by “a hostile foreign intelligence agency,” according to his former deputy,

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25 Jan 2006

Crazy like a loon . . .

. . . or a fox? In the first part of a two-part series of stories on IC retaliation against employees, Cyber Cast News Service lays out a compelling case for why it is better for one’s career – not to mention their health – to just go along and

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