Expired Microsoft Certificate

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

I had incredible timing tonight for wanting to change my email address and caught this expired certificate warning when loading profile.microsoft.com.  I'm sure it will be fixed soon so I wanted to document it.

Education vs Experience?

Friday, March 6th, 2009

How do you transition from being a recent graduate from a Security degree to actually getting into the field to gain real-world experience?  I thought for sure this Bachelors in Information Systems Security would be my key and that I would be in high demand for any company.  Now, I ...

Comments Are Now Open

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

I just turned off the option that required users to register an account before they could comment on this site.  I originally turned this on when I first moved to Wordpress in hopes of avoiding all the comment SPAM.  But there are now some great SPAM prevention options that are ...

Fake parking tickets direct to malicious Web site

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

In a scary online-offline Internet scam hybrid cars in North Dakota have been tagged with fake parking citations that include a Web address hosting malicious software that drops a Trojan onto the computer. The yellow tickets found on the cars in Grand Forks, North Dakota, read: "PARKING VIOLATION This vehicle is ...

RFID Passports Secretly Copied

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

If you have an RFID-lojacked passport but don't keep it in a faraday cage wallet, this video of Chris Paget's war-driving exploits—plucking information off them from afar—should make you think real hard about it. Cruising through downtown San Francisco in his car with a $250 homebrew RFID reader setup consisting of ...