security


The setup from Intelligence Squared: On Christmas Day, 2009, twenty-three-year-old Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab attempted to blow up Northwest Airlines Flight 253 using explosives hidden in his underwear. A string of missed opportunities and errors by government security agencies culminated in what President Obama would declare a “systemic failure.” Is scanning […]

Debate: U.S. Airports Should Use Racial And Religious Profiling






[HT Bruce Schneier] Here’s an excellent article on the use of biometrics in security system. Here are some highlights. Intro Authentication of a person is usually based on one of three things: something the person knows, such as a password; something physical the person possesses, like an actual key or […]

The Economist on Biometrics






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Most websites employ a simple authentication mechanism generally consisting of a username and a password. While this method is certainly acceptable and secure for most applications, I want to take a minute to explore a more complex and, if employed correctly, more secure method of authenticating a user to a […]

Secure client authentication with php-cert-auth



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Following the release of our extension allowing Chrome users to quickly shorten URLs using the cloud-backed security of the mcaf.ee service, we are pleased to announce the release of an add-on which allows Firefox users to quickly and securely shorten URLs to share with others. To download and install this […]

McAfee Secure URL Shortener Firefox Add-on