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Counters common infosec notion that most people are stupid with passwords and cannot be taught to do better.

It is easy to overlook the memory skills people had in some other places and times. Oral cultures encourage such skills as quickly remembering things verbatim. No notes to consult. RTFM didn't work. ;-)
If passwords are considered the bane of the data security industry, it’s partly because humans are awful at choosing them: By some counts, we still pick “password” a facepalm-inducing one in 20 times. But a study from two researchers at Microsoft and Princeton suggests there’s hope for those much-maligned secret strings of charters. Randomly generate…
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Suits and Spooks from the US, EU, Russia, The Hague to talk 0-day Regulation and other topics http://jeffreycarr.blogspot.com/2014/07/suits-and-spooks-from-us-eu-russia.html
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Handy *nix tip. Add separatists between command line input and the output. Easy to modify.
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Russian leatherworker and throat-singer (!) Sergueї Kooc makes these beautiful steampunk leatherwork bags and books. #drool
Russian leatherworker and throat-singer Sergueї Kooc produced this beautiful steampunk briefcase in 2013. It's just one of the many versatile and wonderful pieces he's posted to his Livejournal: Hand-bound boo...
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I was just looking at this classic R.U.Sirius Cyberpunk image (from the Cyberpunk Fakebook, I believe from Mondo 2000's user guide) and realized just how many components of the 90's image of cyberpunk is now part of our standard smartphone rig. 

Hell, my smartphone doesn't even have a data plan... but it replaces:

4 oz VideoCamera
Sony Minidisc Player with Test Dept release (yep, I even checked to make sure that I have Tactics for Evolution on my phone before typing this)
Handheld Scanner
Microcamera
Sony Pyxis (Good lord, GPS units used to be huge...)
Pager (Wait, what?)
Last dozen issues of 2600
Apple Powerbook 180
Sony Video Walkman (this existed?)
CD-ROM player (ok, not really, I just download copies of Virtual Light instead)
Cell Phone with Scrambler
Voice Changer

All I'm missing is some of the hardware like the laser pointer, cash (although I've been using Paypal at the local used gaming store which is sweet), torque wrenches, lineman's handset (I used to have one back when it was my only way of making a phone call), voltmeter, stun gun, monocular... and hair. I definitely don't have enough hair according to this photo.
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Here's my analysis of the victim companies in the DOJ's indictment of alleged PLA hackers. http://jeffreycarr.blogspot.com/2014/05/analysis-of-victim-companies-in-pla.html
Newly appointed U.S. Attorney David Hickton convinced a Western Pennsylvania grand jury that "five officers in Unit 61398 of the Third Department of the Peoples Liberation Army hacked or attempted to hack into U.S. entities n...
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Star Trek Phase II: a fan-production so perfect, it really ups the ante on authenticity. http://boingboing.net/2014/07/04/startrekphaseii.html
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<Killer offer--please Share> You know my book, Powerful Peace—and my new startup company, Apex Red Teams.... Well, a little later tonight we’ll launch the Independence weekend combined opportunity for both free signed copies AND online "Secure Yourself Saturdays" classes!
Please stand by.
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Thanks, Jonathan!
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Digital Dao: Have Lunch on K Street with Execs from Microsoft, BAE, Cognizant, Huawei USA, and the IC http://buff.ly/1nGCDEm
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Anybody remember when we used books and TV and radio to fact check the internet, instead of the other way around?
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"Remember when we fact checked?" is quickly becoming the question. 
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“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.” 
Plato
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