Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Facebook Albums and Consumer Fraud

Facebook's photo-tagging has become a tool for unscrupulous advertisers to reach social media networks.

Anecdotally, the biggest offender seems to be streetretro dot com.  Here's a sample title of a photo album:

Thursday, April 12, 2012

A Security Policy Presentation In Progress

I recently presented a set of ideas about making and socializing a security policy called "Getting Your Security Policy the Love and Affection it Deserves".  It didn't quite get the cheering, clapping, adoring reception I was hoping for, perhaps because it's too boring.  And, to be fair to the audience, it was sandwiched between two much more interesting and polished presentations.

So I'm curious - what does it need?  Pictures?  Concrete examples?  Fewer words?  More words?

Monday, April 2, 2012

Adobe Flash Player 11.2 and Automatic Updating for Windows

Yesterday, Adobe's familiar Flash Player Update window alerted me that a new version of Flash was available.  This is a fairly ordinary event, and I always accept these updates.  Flash, though it seems to be in decline, is still very widely used.  New Flash features, like video acceleration, can be interesting, but mainly I like to have the version with the fewest vulnerabilities.