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Monthly Archives: February 2008

SSN’s and Identity Theft

Apparently some people still carry their Social Security Card.  I used to do that but stopped about 25 years ago.  These days, it’s foolish at best to carry your card.  It’s too valuable.  If you lose your wallet and your … Continue reading

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More computer issues

I ran into an interesting and scary article “Lest We Remember: Cold Boot Attacks on Encrytion Keys” by J. Alex Halderman, Seth D. Schoen, Nadia Heninger, William Clarkson, William Paul, Joseph A. Calandrino, Ariel J. Feldman, Jacob Appelbaum, and Edward … Continue reading

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Customs Searches

There is an interesting article in my friend Lance Cottrell’s The Privacy Blog about an accused pederast’s fight not to reveal the password for his laptop’s hard drive.  I commend it to everyone.  But the lesson to be learned is … Continue reading

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Office security

Do you think it’s possible for a stranger to just walk in to a government office, complete with security guards, pass cards, sign-in sheets and cameras and steal whatever she can?  Well, they can.  In this article we can read … Continue reading

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It can’t happen here!

O yeah?  Right.  Well, here’s a story about someone who brought an armed bodyguard to a deposition.  And it wasn’t just any old firm.  This was Reggie Bush in his litigation about the alleged cash he was paid while he … Continue reading

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It’s not just lawyers is it?

So there I am, having made my post for the day, when I come on this this one about a therapist who is killed by a client with a cleaver.  No puns now.  But it just goes to show:  If … Continue reading

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Backup, backup and backup some more

I was reading an article on CNN about what to do to protect yourself in an emergency.  It was interesting.  Most, if not all the tips were ones I’ve made here, but I was reminded of something:  backups are great, … Continue reading

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“The Gift of Fear”

At last!  Someone besides me is saying it.  And on Oprah! yet.  Gavin de Brecker went on Oprah last week and talked about his book “The Gift of Fear”.  I won’t quote the article but I agree with it completely.  … Continue reading

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