You may have missed on of securitycurmudgeon.com’s post in the past or perhaps you started following later and missed earlier posts. Whatever the reason, I thought it would be interesting to recap some of the sites best past blog posts. Some are still relevant and it’s interesting to see how security and privacy change over the years. Many posts did not make the cut for this list. If any of these posts peak your interests, I encourage you take a deeper look at some of the past posts. It’s been a pleasure to blog over the years and I appreciate your readership!
Who is spying on you? Your Car!
Privacy concerns about the confluence of information technology in automobiles.
Do Not Track, Why Does it Matter?
The verdict is out, nobody cares about our personal privacy preferences. Still it was great to have hope at the time.
Java Spotlight Episode 106: Java Security Update
Roger Brinkley interviewed Bruce Lowenthal and I on Java security. It was surprisingly popular since there was little discussion about Java security outside of Oracle at the time.
Movie Reviewed, We are Legion: The Story of Hactivists
Security pros on talk on camera about Anonymous hacking group in this documentary film.
Measuring Internet Connection Throughput
Discuss Java project to measure performance of Internet connection with Java.
Google Hacking — Blast From the Past
Use advanced Google search commands to find the needle in the Internet haystack. Useful to find anything of interest.
All these are only honorable mentions since they are likely more relevant for me and not readers. First is the blog post I decided not to write, I provided a public conference call around Java platform security that started a media fire storm (ComputerWorld, JavaWorld, The Register, SecurityWeek, and others). Another runner up is improved transparency around Java platform security by adding a Security Track to JavaOne (multiple posts, Conferences tag). Last but not least, I was invited to speak at Black Hat 2013 USA, Oracle; On Java Security to security leaders from around the world on Java security. The entire session was provided under NDA. I had to eat my Powerpoint presentation when I finished. But all is not lost, I developed a follow-up post about attending the conference for readers, Black Hat 2013 USA and DEFCON 21 Trip Report.