I used to use “Galerie” on my Mac to put nice pretty frames around pictures I posted here. (See some examples.) Galerie was dependent on … blah, blah, won’t work anymore without some components no longer installed by default. So I’m looking for a replacement that will, with little effort, put pictures in a nice frame for me as I post them.
I’m willing to spend a little money, but not a lot of time per photo.
Your advice please?
I’m doing some work that involves seeing what people are saying about the state of malware in 2010, and search terms like “malware report” get a lot of results, they don’t always help me find thinks like the Symantec ISTR, the McAfee threats report or the Microsoft SIR.
To date, I’ve found reports from Cisco, IBM/ISS, Kaspersky, McAfee, Microsoft, Sophos and Symantec. Are there others that cover malware? (I’m leaving off Verizon since it doesn’t cover what I need for this particular project.) Recent things like the Nocebo paper here are also interesting.
If you know of other reports that will help me gain insight into the state of the world, please leave a comment.
Things are busy and chaotic, but while I’m unable to blog, here’s some audio and video I’ve done recently that you might enjoy:
- “Meeting of the Minds” with Andy Jaquith and myself in either text or audio.
- Face-Off with Hugh Thompson “Has social networking changed data privacy forever?” Video
When this blog was new, I did a series of posts on “The Security Principles of Saltzer and Schroeder,” illustrated with scenes from Star Wars.
When I migrated the blog, the archive page was re-ordered, and I’ve just taken a few minutes to clean that up. The easiest to read version is “Security Principles of Saltzer and Schroeder, illustrated with scenes from Star Wars.”
So if you’re not familiar with Saltzer and Schroeder:
Let me start by explaining who Saltzer and Schroeder are, and why I keep referring to them. Back when I was a baby in diapers, Jerome Saltzer and Michael Schoeder wrote a paper “The Protection of Information in Computer Systems.” That paper has been referred to as one of the most cited, least read works in computer security history. And look! I’m citing it, never having read it.
If you want to read it, the PDF version (484k) may be a good choice for printing. The bit that everyone knows about is the eight principles of design that they put forth. And it is these that I’ll illustrate using Star Wars. Because lets face it, illustrating statements like “This kind of arrangement is accomplished by providing, at the higher level, a list-oriented guard whose only purpose is to hand out temporary tickets which the lower level (ticket-oriented) guards will honor” using Star Wars is a tricky proposition. (I’d use the escape from the Millennium Falcon with Storm Trooper uniforms as tickets as a starting point, but its a bit of a stretch.)
We’re honored to be nominated for “Most Entertaining Security Blog” at this years “2010 Social Security Blogger Awards.” Now, in a fair fight, we have no hope against Hoff’s BJJ, Mike Rothman’s incitefulness, Jack Daniel’s cynicism, or Erin’s sociability.
But, really, there’s no reason for this to be a fair fight.
So we’re asking our readers to help us cheat. For the next month, whenever you see any of the judges (Mike Fratton, Bill Brenner, Kelly Jackson-Higgins and Larry Walsh) buy them a drink, mention how entertaining our story of the day was, and send us the bill.
We thank you. And remember, as you drink to our success, you’re making America stronger, strengthening your community, reducing taxes and fighting terrorism. Future generations will thank you.
Thank you for all the feedback in email & comments.
Testing a new font size, feedback is again invited and welcome.
After more than 5 years, nearly 3,300 posts, and 6,300 comments on Movable Type, we’re migrating the blog to WordPress on a new host.
Please let us know if I broke something.
This is the new machine.
Photo: Face the World with a Peaceful Mind, by Ting Hay.
A few weeks ago, I joined the SearchSecurity team (Mike Mimoso, Rob Westervelt and Eric Parizo) to discuss the top cybersecurity stories of 2009. It was fun, and part 1 now available for a listen: part 1 (22:58), part 2 is still to come.
We’ve been flooded with comment spam. I’ve added one of those annoying captcha things that don’t work, and a mandatory comment confirmation page.
Please let me know if you have trouble. Blogname @ gmail.com, or adam @ blogname.com
I think comments are working, but most won’t show up immediately. I’m digging into more effective solutions.