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Think Like A Spy…

September 25, 2009 Leave a comment

PhishingRecently John Sileo spoke at the Department Of Defense’s Joint Family Readiness Conference on the topic of identity protection and theft. As a two time victim of identity theft, John is well placed to speak from the heart about the practical, factual, and emotional aspects of this problem, and though I was not able to attend his presentation the writeup on his presentation is well worth a read.

John advocates a couple of thought processes which I’ll let you read the details of directly from the transcript, but to summarize he encourages us all to “Think Like A Spy” – to question the validity of the request for information at every stage, and with every person. Read more…

Evesdropping in airports…

July 15, 2009 1 comment

I was flying this week between offices, and being travel-bored and a nosy so-and-so I zeroed in on an extremely loud conversation taking place between a fellow traveler and what must had been his Bangalore helpdesk.

A typical situation, middle aged gent in a sports jacket and slacks, reasonable shoes though needing cleaning, expensive watch etc. Blackberry glued to the side of his face, Glass of airport Merlot on the table. Read more…