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Sympathy for the Sony

by Jay Heiser  |  December 12, 2014

Getting attacked by the North Koreans for making a movie that spoofs their sad little country and its tinpot dictator makes Sony the most sympathy worthy attack victim of the millennium. No...

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All Your Phone Books Are Belong To Us

by Jay Heiser  |  October 6, 2014

The blogosphere and the punditerati are all in a tizzy this week with the titillating news that a major financial services firm has reported that a bunch of their services were...

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Hack back, jack?

by Jay Heiser  |  March 20, 2013

It would be the rare soul indeed, who, after spending hours or even days cleaning up from a hack, didn’t feel the strong red rage of revengeful urges. And how...

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Hacking the Customer Experience - Part 1: Are You Experienced?

by Thor Madsen  |  March 13, 2013

I had a great “customer experience” last week.  My interaction with a particular online music service left me happy, open to possibilities, excited about a seemingly endless set of access...

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Passwords are dead; long live the password

by Jay Heiser  |  August 1, 2012

I spent a frustrating 5 minutes this weekend enduring a forced password change on a retirement account containing $400. I was sure that the randomly generated and completely unmemorizable string...

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Are your executives 'privileged users'?

by Jay Heiser  |  February 14, 2012

The front page of today's WSJ included the cybercrime news Chinese Hackers Suspected In Long-Term Nortel Breach.  This decade long attack purportedly included the theft and exploitation of passwords belonging...

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I give up: the spammers win

by Jay Heiser  |  August 1, 2011

In the grand scheme of all the problems confronting this world, spam on my personal photosite ranks well below compelling issues such as crabgrass and nail fungus--but it does impact me,...

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