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Posts categorized under: Security

CAPPS II Cancelled

From Declan McCullagh’s Politech list: Plan to collect flier data canceled; Color-coded system seen as privacy threat from USA Today Update from Andy Bernat: “Don’t believe everything you read in USA Today. From the Washington Post Friday morning: New Airline Screening System Postponed Controversy Over Privacy Leads to CAPPS II Paring, Delay Until After Election […]

Monoculture Debate at USENIX

Ed Felten’s got a rundown of the Dan Geer vs. Scott Charney debate at the USENIX conference on whether operating-system monoculture is a threat to computer security. Some interesting points on both sides (and from Felten).

Insecure and Unaware

The Chronicle of Higher Education has a story (available for another 5 days or so) on computer security at the nation’s universities, which concludes that security lapses are common. Here are some choice quotes: “What I’ve seen is a top-to-bottom lack of awareness of issues related to security,” says Eugene H. Spafford, a computer-science professor […]