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Monthly Archives: November 2006

Apple finally admits to wireless flaws in Airport drivers

there is a mac fan/blogger out there who owes some serious apologies to the security community. apple has finally released the patches and details about the flaw. In an attempt to cover it’s A the company states “For the protection of our customers, Apple does not disclose, discuss, or confirm security issues until a full […]

FBI drops probe against ‘boarding pass hacker’ According to a news report “Christopher Soghoian, a 25-year-old doctoral student in Bloomington, had said the boarding pass generator he created was intended to illustrate flaws in airport security. The FBI investigated and determined there were no federal violations, said Wendy Osborne, a spokeswoman for the FBI’s Indianapolis office.” I’ll have more to say […]

Digital Disobedience

I’m helping put together an event this Friday as well called Digital Disobedience! It is an event on Cyberactivism and Culture Jamming this Friday where we’ll explore the interplay between digital technologies, activism, and the ability to modify and critique cultural institutions. Digital Disobedience Cyberactivism and Culture Jamming Fri., Dec 1, 6pm Science Center 110, […]

WiFi public service announcements project

While figuring out just how I will securely install wireless in my apt I came up with an idea. I wanted to blog it so I couldn’t weasel out of it later. The idea I had was based on some suggestions from Dragorn (the guy who wrote Kismet) which is to allow open access to […]

Beansec 3 is November 29th (Wed)

Full of turkey (or unTurkey) and want to get out and meet other infosec professionals? I confirmed with our awesome host the Enormous Room that we have use of the upstairs area November 29th from 6pm – 9pm. So please come out and meet up with other infosec professionals in the Boston area. If you […]

Beansec 3 is (Soon)

Due to unforeseen circumstances the third ever BeanSec! event is going to be moved to a later date. Likely sometime this month. Stay tuned while Chris, Chris, and I come up with a new plan!

Special agreement or can we all have this?

The Software may not be disassembled, decompiled, reverse-assembled, or otherwise translated (except to the extent required to obtain interoperability with other independently created software). found in a software license agreement with the University.

Beansec 3 arrives Nov 15th

Everyone’s favorite Boston Security event is coming back to the Enormous Room on November 15th. That’s Wednesday from 6pm to sometime around 9pm or so. This event is also doubling as a birthday party for yours truly and I will likely stay late into the night. (Dave G, this is the one you should come […]

The worst case scenario

I have been helping out with a research project by Berkman fellow Derek Bambauer and Phil Malone on the extent to which US law and security research interact. One of the elements the paper needed was a worst case scenario where using the law to cover up a product flaw would harm society at large. […]