Fahgetabout it: Tony Soprano comes to the world of Phishing

I got told today about a new phishing attack that the guys at Sophos found. This one seems to just cut through the smoke and mirrors. It tells you that a hit man (aka Tony and his crew) has been hired to kill you. However, for the mere fee of $80,000 the hit man will go…

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Honey….have you seen my keys?

Well, it happens sooner or later. Someone (probably you) ends up setting your keys somewhere and then spend the next 20 minutes destroying your house looking for them. I actually had a friend who left in his keys inside the refrigerator once. Sad. When we’re talking about recovery keys for your most important, keep-it-secure-always, data….losing…

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Airport Security: Bruce finds a YouTube gem as well

For those of you who don’t regularly read Bruce Schneier’s blog (or books for that matter), it’s a pretty good read and one you should consider. He found a YouTube gem from the TV show “Family Guy” that shows Stewie doing some pen-testing of his own. This actually aired pre-9/11. Funny and a bit scary. 

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You know you work at a software company when…

This is just too funny not to post. Things like this seem to happen pretty regularly here at Microsoft, especially when it refers to coffee. I guess coffee is liquid gold to our army of developers and running out is a serious issue. DCR is a “design change request” which we submit when we want…

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Hot Sexy Models Demonstrate Threat

I’m guessing your here to see the “sexy models”. Well, I’m about to start delivering a session on Threat Modeling, which is about 100x more useful than any runway modeling. I’ll leave the glamour modeling to Tyra Banks and Heidi Klum. (I especially don’t want to fill anyone’s buffer of Kai strolling down a runway in…

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This is the end…beautiful friend…this is the end…My only friend…the end

It’s very rare that I get to work in lyrics from a Jim Morrison song into my blog, but this is a good one. I hope that everyone reading this is aware that Windows Defender (Beta 2) expired on 12/31/2006. Users running Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 can upgrade to the release version for…

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