SSL.com’s Friday Security Roundup – June 26th, 2015

 

  Happy birthday Maurice Wilkes! In this weeks’ Friday Security Roundup, we follow our nascent tradition of saluting figures who may be forgotten but who made our world what it is today. Wilkes, for instance, was the postwar computer scientist who developed the first usable stored program computer, invented macros and subroutines, and with his Titan computer […]

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SSL.com’s Friday Security Roundup – June 12, 2015

 

   Hard to believe that today marks 19 years since the Communications Decency Act of 1996 was successfully challenged in Federal court. The CDA, as the grayer ponytails among us will remember, was a poorly-crafted bundle of legislation intended to save Americans from various unspeakable horrors made available by the shiny new Information Superhighway. The decision we […]

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SSL.com’s Friday Security Roundup – June 5, 2015

 

  In this weeks’ Friday Security Roundup, we note the second anniversary of the initial news articles based on the Edward Snowden disclosures, published in British paper the Guardian and variously met with statements from “a serious setback for Western intelligence” to “Good news! You’re not paranoid!”) It’s also the 14th anniversary of Tropical Storm Allison, which dropped some […]

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SSL.com’s Friday Security Roundup – May 29, 2015

 

    Happy birthday Peter Higgs and the Rite of Spring! This weeks’ Friday Security Roundup salutes the theoretical physicist who won the Nobel prize for working out a well-regarded mechanism for how the universe works (and lent his name to “the most sought-after particle in modern physics”) and also Igor Stravinsky’s ballet, which famously caused quite the […]

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SSL.com’s Friday Security Roundup – May 22, 2015

 

  SSL.com’s Friday Security Roundup – May 22, 2015 Happy birthday William Sturgeon! This weeks’ Friday Security Roundup salutes the sadly neglected English inventor who came up with a little something you might have heard called the electromagnet. He also whipped up the first galvanometer, which led to (among other things) bar code scanners and the head positioning servos in your […]

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SSL.com’s Friday Security Roundup – May 15, 2015

 

    It’s May 15th – which as you no doubt already know is both the 45th anniversary of the selection of the first two female generals in the U. S. Army and the 94th anniversary of the Winnipeg General Strike. (Both of these historical turning points should be taught in schools – if only […]

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SSL.com’s Friday Security Roundup – May 1, 2015

 

    Happy May Day! (“Red root?” “Green root?” Just don’t get fooled by a fake root.) It’s the International Workers’ Day edition of the Friday Security Roundup, where SSL.com reviews some of the security issues that we’ve been following this week.

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