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March 27, 2010

The current state of my MacBookPro

The current state of my MacBookPro

You can almost make out that there's a computer under there somewhere.

October 18, 2008

The Things He Carried

Great piece on the “security theatre” at airports that inconvenience travellers, but do nothing to improve security. Particularly enjoy the author going through screening wearing a “beer belly”, but having his bottle of water confiscated.

October 8, 2007

Gathering 'Storm' Superworm Poses Grave Threat to PC Nets

Analysis of the “Storm” worm. Cunningly designed to be as undetectable as possible, it’s a frightening vision of what modern malware can be.

April 4, 2007

Product listing - Geekz Shop

T-shirts and stickers emblazoned with the likes of Richard Stallman, Donald Knuth and Bruce Schneier. I ordered a couple of the Schneier stickers for my laptops.

February 22, 2007

Schneier on Security: CYA Security

I U+2665 Bruce Schneier. “Much of our country’s counterterrorism security spending is not designed to protect us from the terrorists, but instead to protect our public officials from criticism when another attack occurs.”

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January 11, 2007

Schneier on Security: Choosing Secure Passwords

Choose better passwords through understanding how brute-crackers work these days.

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December 14, 2006

Schneier on Security: Real-World Passwords

Bruce Schneier breaks down the password data gathered by a MySpace phishing attack. Notable fact: When the site insists upon including letters and numbers in the password, folks just append “1” to their usual password. (And, in my experience, when forced to change their password every few months, just cycle the number)

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August 13, 2006

Schneier on Security: Last Week's Terrorism Arrests

Bruce Schneier on the futility of banning liquids from carry-on luggage in the long-term. I imagine that that’s not going to stop the TSA, though.

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March 23, 2006

Schneier on Security: Airport Passenger Screening

Another good Bruce Schneier article. Worth it for the sentence “Although we should all be glad that Richard Reid wasn’t the ‘underwear bomber.’”

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December 2, 2005

Wired News: Airline Security a Waste of Cash

Excellent article by Bruce Schneier on the futility of current airport “security”.

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About This Site

This is an archive of groovmother.com, the old blog run by Rod Begbie — A Scottish geek who lives in San Francisco, CA.

I'm the co-founder of Sōsh, your handy-dandy guide for things to do in San Francisco this weekend.