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Security Architect, Researcher, Consultant, General Nuisance at Purdue
Security Architect, Researcher, Consultant, General Nuisance at Purdue

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Spaf in Discover magazine...
"Discover" magazine ran a year-end article on cybercrime and security.  It features an interview with me, along with an interesting picture of me inside the "Conte" supercomputer at Purdue.

They actual interview went on for about an hour.  Of course, it was cut down by the editor to only 5 Q&A, but I think they did a good job of selecting out a few of the major points.

The magazine requires a paid subscription so I can't post a copy of the article itself.  However, you can probably find an issue in a library, or maybe a friend subscribes, or if you are really curious, you can subscribe.

Of course, if you don't want to subscribe, you can still download the picture to make a dartboard or line your birdcages!

The article intro and photo can be found here: http://bit.ly/1rZRF0N

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Sadly, I wasn't able to join the podcast this week. Preston and Mike did an awesome job without me! They talk about the NSA interception and modification of US-made hardware products.

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Had to explain what a typewriter was for the kids to understand what the guy was doing.
Quite possibly one of the most hilarious pieces of music I've heard in quite some time. h/t +Joseph Wu 

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Microsoft is set to open a Transparency Center in Brussels where government customers can review Microsoft's source code. This is an effort to reassure some key customers that their software does not contain backdoors from the NSA and GCHQ. 

I am not sure how this would work for customers. Is this a visual inspection only? Can these customers use their own tools to audit the code? Is it possible to "snapshot' the state of the code and review it later for changes? Is there too much code to review effectively?

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This is much needed feature. Glad to see it.
A sound is coming from one of the many tabs you have open, but which one is it?  We hear you! You can now visually scan your tabs for a speaker icon to quickly find the noisy offender, and also see which tabs are using your webcam or #Chromecast.

To find a noisy tab, make sure you have the latest version of #Chrome. Learn more: http://goo.gl/qmfs47 
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If you don't like this, we can't be friends.  And yes, please share with all you love.
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In case you haven't played with Google Now Voice Commands...
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