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password-on-post-it-note-reveals-affair

According to ComputerWeekly's Downtime blog, a password on a post-it note allowed a temp to access email of a London mayor's office staffer, revealing an affair with a married woman. Downtime's take:

Downtime expects Ken to have already ordered a two-factor authentication scheme to protect those afflicted with short-term memory difficulties, banned 3M’s best-selling product and instructed HR to re-do the background checks to weed out anyone with a malicious sense of humour.

picking-open-source-winners-according-to-zdnet

Dana Blankenhorn has written about picking winners in open source that starts with a reference to Secretariat. I love horse racing. I spent two summers in my youth as a hot-walker in southern California for a trainer named Willard Proctor. A hot walker walks horses around in a circle, either just to get them out of the stall or to cool them down after they come off the track. It's the lowest position in the backside of any track. The best trainers still use people though and not machines. Our barn was next to Charlie Whittingham's.

quoted-in-bloomberg-and-some-wireless-ranting

I have a rather meaningless quote in a nice summation on Bloomberg about the RIM/NTP fracas.

sha1-broken

According to a number of places, but primarily Bruce Schneier, SHA-1 has been broken by a team of researchers in China. It's not time to panic if you're using it, but it is time to start thinking about a replacement.

tax-credits-for-telecommuting

The state of Georgia is offering tax credits for setting up telecommuting programs. Find our more at the Clean Air Campaign website.

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