Posts tagged with security
5 April 2011 - My name and date of birth? But you called me!
This morning, a fellow named Brad from NAB called to see how my banking was going. The call was unsolicited and the caller ID blocked. Brad was friendly and polite as he began asking a few questions about my banking habits. You can imagine though, that I wasn’t terribly inclined to answer any of his […]
16 January 2010 - wow, actual (quite realistic) nudity from airport scanners
I did see this a number of days ago on Gizmodo but thought it was definitely worth re-sharing considering my earlier post on the matter. I’m pretty damn surprised how easy it is to turn those full body scanner images into something that looks plenty realistic (careful, the linked full-size image is NSFW): You can […]
16 October 2009 - won’t somebody please think of the children/terrorists!
I’m pretty thrilled. Two of my favourite items of hysteria have collided and provided much confusing amusement – or confusement, if you like. The very people who are meant to keep us safe from the terrorists might actually be paedophiles hell bent on leering at our bald and naked children through new full-body airport scanners. […]
6 June 2009 - regularly changing your password won’t change a thing
I was sitting there musing about the fact that of the 40 odd work systems with separate passwords I have access to, about half of them have to be changed regularly. A couple of them offend me particularly greatly by expiring after just 30 days. After giving it some thought, I couldn’t actually understand what […]