InformIT :: John Traenkenschuhhttp://www.informit.com/authors/authorblog_rss.aspx?a=ddaf3394-4de3-428b-a4d3-63c4d9b2ca3bThe latest blogs from John Traenkenschuh on InformITen-usBlog :: Well Played, Microsoft, Well Playedhttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Well-Played-Microsoft-Well-Played&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Well-Played-Microsoft-Well-Played&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Microsoft has always found support for its platforms by providing an excellent development IDE.&nbsp; Now, that IDE is free, in most circumstances.<br /> </p>Sun, 23 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Well-Played-Microsoft-Well-Played&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Well-Played-Microsoft-Well-Played&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Free Visual Studio?http://www.informit.com/blogs/Free-Visual-Studio&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Free-Visual-Studio&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Just got notice that Microsoft is making a full-featured version of Visual Studio available--for free.&nbsp; Traenk is happy.<br /> </p>Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Free-Visual-Studio&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Free-Visual-Studio&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Risk Management Versus Vulnerability Analysishttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Risk-Management-versus-Vulnerability-Analysis&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Risk-Management-versus-Vulnerability-Analysis&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Vulnerability Analysis is deceptively easy. Security Red Teaming requires more than that.<br /> </p>Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Risk-Management-versus-Vulnerability-Analysis&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Risk-Management-versus-Vulnerability-Analysis&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Thank you for catching up, iPhone and othershttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Thank-you-for-catching-up-iPhone-and-others&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Thank-you-for-catching-up-iPhone-and-others&WT.rss_ev=aHow much actual technical progress are we making in today's mobile technology?<br /> <br /> <p />Sat, 27 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Thank-you-for-catching-up-iPhone-and-others&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Thank-you-for-catching-up-iPhone-and-others&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Which new phone is best?http://www.informit.com/blogs/Which-new-phone-is-best&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Which-new-phone-is-best&WT.rss_ev=a<p>How do you evaluate the many new mobile device choices?<br /> </p>Sun, 21 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Which-new-phone-is-best&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Which-new-phone-is-best&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: 1830 wasn't so long agohttp://www.informit.com/blogs/1830-wasnt-so-long-ago&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=1830-wasnt-so-long-ago&WT.rss_ev=a<p>My family and I had a meal in Pigeon Forge, in an old mill building that's quite old, in an area settled in 1830.&nbsp; Walking in with a MacBook Pro certainly seemed odd to some, but no one noticed my phone offering tethering rights.&nbsp; And so it was that I posted a blog in a building that dated back 160 or more years ago.</p>Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/1830-wasnt-so-long-ago&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=1830-wasnt-so-long-ago&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: I’m ready, but the United State’s infrastructure is not.http://www.informit.com/blogs/Im-ready-but-the-United-States-infrastructure-is-not&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Im-ready-but-the-United-States-infrastructure-is-not&WT.rss_ev=a<p>I&rsquo;m outside the Cades Cove visitor&rsquo;s center, hearing acoustical instruments like bangos and hammered dulcimers play.&nbsp; I have my MacBook Pro, alive&mdash;charged and ready.&nbsp; My phone is charged and ready and has a tethering plan, just begging to be used.<br /> <br /> I am signal-less.<br /> </p>Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Im-ready-but-the-United-States-infrastructure-is-not&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Im-ready-but-the-United-States-infrastructure-is-not&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Windows 9 When?http://www.informit.com/blogs/Windows-9-When&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Windows-9-When&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Traenk is looking forward to Windows 9:&nbsp; Here's Why.<br /> </p>Mon, 01 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Windows-9-When&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Windows-9-When&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Ethical Hackerhttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Ethical-Hacker&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Ethical-Hacker&WT.rss_ev=a<p>It's time to take back the term hacker from the wanna-be's...</p>Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Ethical-Hacker&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Ethical-Hacker&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: How Long?http://www.informit.com/blogs/How-Long1&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=How-Long1&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Traenk kept his Windows system from the Internet, from even starting, for some 45 days.&nbsp; A lot can de-evolve in 45 days...&nbsp; Honestly, how long does it take before your system becomes very vulnerable and how long must we wait for new Windows components?&nbsp; Will Windows 9 fix the issues?<br /> </p>Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/How-Long1&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=How-Long1&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: What would it take to sell you this Surface Pro 3 today?http://www.informit.com/blogs/What-would-it-take&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=What-would-it-take&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Traenk wonders, what would it take to get someone to buy a Surface Pro 3?<br /> </p>Sun, 29 Jun 2014 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/What-would-it-take&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=What-would-it-take&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Gone with the passwordshttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Gone-with-the-passwords&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Gone-with-the-passwords&WT.rss_ev=a<p>How much can Digital Cryptography do?<br /> </p>Sun, 22 Jun 2014 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Gone-with-the-passwords&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Gone-with-the-passwords&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: OpenSSL: More Problems. Again.http://www.informit.com/blogs/OpenSSL-More-Problems-Again&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=OpenSSL-More-Problems-Again&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Traenk wonders what's missing in the OpenSSL message.<br /> </p>Fri, 06 Jun 2014 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/OpenSSL-More-Problems-Again&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=OpenSSL-More-Problems-Again&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Everything You've Heard is Truehttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Everything-Youve-Heard-is-True&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Everything-Youve-Heard-is-True&WT.rss_ev=a<p>With TrueCrypt in the Crypt of its own making, what is the True story?<br /> </p>Tue, 03 Jun 2014 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Everything-Youve-Heard-is-True&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Everything-Youve-Heard-is-True&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Human Telematics IIhttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Human-Telematics-II&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Human-Telematics-II&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Are you using a Jawbone UP or the Fitbit?&nbsp; Useful?&nbsp; Traenk weighs in on his experiences.<br /> </p>Thu, 15 May 2014 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Human-Telematics-II&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Human-Telematics-II&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Heartbleed? You're too late.http://www.informit.com/blogs/Heartbleed-Youre-too-late&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Heartbleed-Youre-too-late&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Traenk offers a friendly reminder that this is shape of things to come...<br /> </p>Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Heartbleed-Youre-too-late&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Heartbleed-Youre-too-late&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Spot the Hacker (Part I)http://www.informit.com/blogs/Spot-the-Hacker-Part-I&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Spot-the-Hacker-Part-I&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Traenk wonders aloud at the changing face of Security--and Hacking.</p>Tue, 25 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Spot-the-Hacker-Part-I&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Spot-the-Hacker-Part-I&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: My iMovie is here, and it looks great!http://www.informit.com/blogs/My-iMovie-is-here-and-it-looks-great&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=My-iMovie-is-here-and-it-looks-great&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Traenk just downloaded his pre-purchased book on iMovie.&nbsp; Is a book on an 'easy' app like iMovie needed?&nbsp; <br /> </p> <p>Yes.<br /> </p>Thu, 20 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/My-iMovie-is-here-and-it-looks-great&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=My-iMovie-is-here-and-it-looks-great&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Human Telematics v2http://www.informit.com/blogs/Human-Telematics-v2&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Human-Telematics-v2&WT.rss_ev=a<p>What is Data Leakage, any way?&nbsp; Why is it now such a big problem?</p>Thu, 06 Feb 2014 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Human-Telematics-v2&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Human-Telematics-v2&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Should You Share Your Fitness Information?http://www.informit.com/blogs/Should-You-Share-Your-Fitness-Information&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Should-You-Share-Your-Fitness-Information&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Whether using a Fitbit or Jawbone UP, many are recording their fitness information and sending the changes to the Cloud.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><br /> </p>Sun, 26 Jan 2014 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Should-You-Share-Your-Fitness-Information&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Should-You-Share-Your-Fitness-Information&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: It was 20 years ago today: Data Migration Strategy IIhttp://www.informit.com/blogs/It-was-20-years-ago-today-Data-Migration-Strategy-II1&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=It-was-20-years-ago-today-Data-Migration-Strategy-II1&WT.rss_ev=aIs your information ready for the next 20 years?&nbsp; Traenk gives more information on what you must understand when creating a Data Migration Strategy, something all organizations, businesses, and people must create.<br /> <br />Thu, 26 Dec 2013 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/It-was-20-years-ago-today-Data-Migration-Strategy-II1&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=It-was-20-years-ago-today-Data-Migration-Strategy-II1&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: And the People were Heardhttp://www.informit.com/blogs/And-the-People-were-Heard&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=And-the-People-were-Heard&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Traenk's not out on a limb when complaining about Windows 8.&nbsp; Today, let's discuss options...<br /> </p>Sun, 15 Dec 2013 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/And-the-People-were-Heard&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=And-the-People-were-Heard&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: What is your data migration strategy?http://www.informit.com/blogs/What-is-your-data-migration-strategy&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=What-is-your-data-migration-strategy&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Traenk wonders how we should manage our data when so many formats come and go so rapidly.<br /> </p>Wed, 13 Nov 2013 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/What-is-your-data-migration-strategy&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=What-is-your-data-migration-strategy&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: New Operating System Upgrades--And the winner is . . .http://www.informit.com/blogs/New-Operating-Systems-And-the-winner-is--&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=New-Operating-Systems-And-the-winner-is--&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Traenk recently upgraded to the free Windows 8.1 and Mac OS X Mavericks updates.&nbsp; Which of the two was the better, more effortless upgrade?<br /> </p>Sat, 02 Nov 2013 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/New-Operating-Systems-And-the-winner-is--&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=New-Operating-Systems-And-the-winner-is--&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Email Compromised; What Now?http://www.informit.com/blogs/Email-Compromised-What-Now&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Email-Compromised-What-Now&WT.rss_ev=a<p>What is your response plan for your email being compromised?<br /> </p>Tue, 29 Oct 2013 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Email-Compromised-What-Now&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Email-Compromised-What-Now&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Windows 9 Final Ideashttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Windows-9-Final-Ideas&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Windows-9-Final-Ideas&WT.rss_ev=a<p>So many principles introduced in these Windows 9 blogs now appear in Windows and Surface advertising.&nbsp; We are not alone, we Windows users who want Microsoft to take Windows to the next level... <br /> </p>Wed, 11 Sep 2013 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Windows-9-Final-Ideas&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Windows-9-Final-Ideas&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: More Compelling Windows 9 Featureshttp://www.informit.com/blogs/More-Compelling-Windows-9-Features&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=More-Compelling-Windows-9-Features&WT.rss_ev=aMany post little more than harsh criticism of Microsoft's Metro Interface in Windows 8.&nbsp; Traenk thinks there is a middle path that can get people talking about the powerful Operating System instead of the interface.&nbsp; <br /> <br />Fri, 16 Aug 2013 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/More-Compelling-Windows-9-Features&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=More-Compelling-Windows-9-Features&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Compelling Windows 9 featureshttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Compelling-Windows-9-features&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Compelling-Windows-9-features&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Traenk is tired of everyone else diagnosing Windows 8 problems and remedies.&nbsp; It's time to envision a new Windows strategy and feature set that embraces everything Windows has been and what it can be.&nbsp; Because this lofty a thesis takes so many words, stayed tuned to this Blog channel for follow-on pieces.&nbsp; Extra points will be given to the best comments and retorts offered by you, the Readers...<br /> </p>Mon, 12 Aug 2013 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Compelling-Windows-9-features&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Compelling-Windows-9-features&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: I'm done playing; can I have my real computer back?http://www.informit.com/blogs/Im-done-playing-can-I-have-my-real-computer-back&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Im-done-playing-can-I-have-my-real-computer-back&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Tablet, schmablet.&nbsp; It's time to have a real computer available...</p> <p><br /> </p>Fri, 09 Aug 2013 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Im-done-playing-can-I-have-my-real-computer-back&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Im-done-playing-can-I-have-my-real-computer-back&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Computer Service is Car Service Part 3http://www.informit.com/blogs/Computer-Service-is-Car-Service-Part-3&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Computer-Service-is-Car-Service-Part-3&WT.rss_ev=a<p>If cars are little more than a computer, does that mean they are as hackable as any Windows or Mac OSX or Android system?<br /> </p>Sat, 03 Aug 2013 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Computer-Service-is-Car-Service-Part-3&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Computer-Service-is-Car-Service-Part-3&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Computer Service is Car Service Part 2http://www.informit.com/blogs/Computer-Service-is-Car-Service-Part-2&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Computer-Service-is-Car-Service-Part-2&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Eastern Tennessee is a long and lonely land, now made all that much lonelier as I tried to determine whether I should pull over and try to get help.&nbsp; Was that a wolf I just heard howling???<br /> </p>Sat, 03 Aug 2013 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Computer-Service-is-Car-Service-Part-2&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Computer-Service-is-Car-Service-Part-2&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Computer Service is Car Service Part 1http://www.informit.com/blogs/Computer-Service-is-Car-Service-Part-1&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Computer-Service-is-Car-Service-Part-1&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Remember the good ol' days when fixing a car's electrical system meant changing a fuse?<br /> </p>Sat, 03 Aug 2013 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Computer-Service-is-Car-Service-Part-1&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Computer-Service-is-Car-Service-Part-1&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: If a person steals a car and calls it Research?http://www.informit.com/blogs/If-a-person-steals-a-car-and-calls-it-Research&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=If-a-person-steals-a-car-and-calls-it-Research&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Computer law is difficult to understand.&nbsp; Failure to understand may get you in a lot of trouble.</p>Tue, 09 Jul 2013 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/If-a-person-steals-a-car-and-calls-it-Research&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=If-a-person-steals-a-car-and-calls-it-Research&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: In the Nook of time...http://www.informit.com/blogs/In-the-Nook-of-time&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=In-the-Nook-of-time&WT.rss_ev=aWhy is the Nook such a rockin' little platform?&nbsp; What qualities does it have that delight and amaze?<br />Sun, 23 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/In-the-Nook-of-time&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=In-the-Nook-of-time&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Java--Then and Nowhttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Java-Then-and-Now&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Java-Then-and-Now&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Traenk muses over security features versus security readiness...</p> <p><br /> </p>Fri, 21 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Java-Then-and-Now&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Java-Then-and-Now&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Fake ID's--40 Years laterhttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Fake-IDs-40-Years-later&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Fake-IDs-40-Years-later&WT.rss_ev=a<p>What is it about official looking documents that mislead too many, too easily???</p>Fri, 21 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Fake-IDs-40-Years-later&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Fake-IDs-40-Years-later&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Google Wallet? For a motorhome?http://www.informit.com/blogs/Google-Wallet-For-a-motorhome&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Google-Wallet-For-a-motorhome&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Yes.&nbsp; I want to buy your motorhome with Google Wallet.&nbsp; Not.<br /> </p>Mon, 10 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Google-Wallet-For-a-motorhome&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Google-Wallet-For-a-motorhome&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: How do you respond to shutting down a botnet?http://www.informit.com/blogs/How-do-you-respond-to-shutting-down-a-botnet&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=How-do-you-respond-to-shutting-down-a-botnet&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Traenk wonders about shutting down botnets...<br /> </p>Sun, 09 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/How-do-you-respond-to-shutting-down-a-botnet&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=How-do-you-respond-to-shutting-down-a-botnet&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Bring IT; I'm readyhttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Bring-IT-Im-ready&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Bring-IT-Im-ready&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Introduction</p>Sat, 06 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Bring-IT-Im-ready&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Bring-IT-Im-ready&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Back on facebook--or is he?http://www.informit.com/blogs/Back-on-facebook-or-is-he&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Back-on-facebook-or-is-he&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Traenk, or somebody like him, is back on facebook.<br /> </p>Sun, 27 Jan 2013 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Back-on-facebook-or-is-he&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Back-on-facebook-or-is-he&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Bricks and Mortar--Still Compellinghttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Bricks-and-Mortar-Still-Compelling&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Bricks-and-Mortar-Still-Compelling&WT.rss_ev=a<p>A trip to the local Best Buy is like a trip down memory lane. <br /> </p> <p><br /> </p>Thu, 24 Jan 2013 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Bricks-and-Mortar-Still-Compelling&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Bricks-and-Mortar-Still-Compelling&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: You can check out, but you cannot easily leave...http://www.informit.com/blogs/You-can-check-out-but-you-cannot-easily-leave&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=You-can-check-out-but-you-cannot-easily-leave&WT.rss_ev=a<p>DEactivating your facebook account only disables it.&nbsp; Traenk now wants to go the extra step.</p> <p>Traenk wants to DELETE his account and all its data?&nbsp; Why would he want to do that?&nbsp; What kind of special processing does that take?&nbsp; Read on, and see what issues await you if you decide to do the same.</p> <p><br /> </p>Sun, 13 Jan 2013 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/You-can-check-out-but-you-cannot-easily-leave&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=You-can-check-out-but-you-cannot-easily-leave&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Why we have current problemshttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Why-we-have-current-problems&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Why-we-have-current-problems&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Traenk reviews some background to security problems in financial systems.<br /> </p>Tue, 08 Jan 2013 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Why-we-have-current-problems&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Why-we-have-current-problems&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: You have deactivated your facebook accounthttp://www.informit.com/blogs/You-have-deactivated-your-facebook-account&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=You-have-deactivated-your-facebook-account&WT.rss_ev=a<p>I'm sorry, Traenk; I cannot allow you to do that.</p> <p><br /> </p>Tue, 08 Jan 2013 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/You-have-deactivated-your-facebook-account&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=You-have-deactivated-your-facebook-account&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: It's now a true race...http://www.informit.com/blogs/Its-now-a-true-race&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Its-now-a-true-race&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Pearson's announcement of support for the Nook eReader is very strategic.</p> <p />Fri, 28 Dec 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Its-now-a-true-race&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Its-now-a-true-race&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Warm Kindlinghttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Warm-Kindling&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Warm-Kindling&WT.rss_ev=a<p>What? Traenk buys a Kindle?&nbsp; <br /> </p>Thu, 27 Dec 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Warm-Kindling&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Warm-Kindling&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Want a Happy Holiday? Spend it with Donald Knuth...http://www.informit.com/blogs/Want-a-Happy-Holiday-Spend-it-with-Donald-Knuth&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Want-a-Happy-Holiday-Spend-it-with-Donald-Knuth&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Traenk thinks back on all the great ideas and times he's had reading the excellent series, &quot;The Art of Computer Programming.&quot;</p> <p><br /> </p>Mon, 24 Dec 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Want-a-Happy-Holiday-Spend-it-with-Donald-Knuth&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Want-a-Happy-Holiday-Spend-it-with-Donald-Knuth&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Hacking and Attacks and Now What???http://www.informit.com/blogs/Hacking-and-Attacks-and-Now-What&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Hacking-and-Attacks-and-Now-What&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Many people are entranced by vulnerabilities but fail to see the ultimate vulnerability.</p>Tue, 04 Dec 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Hacking-and-Attacks-and-Now-What&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Hacking-and-Attacks-and-Now-What&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Security Street Smartshttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Security-Street-Smarts&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Security-Street-Smarts&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Online banking, shopping from your armchair, and computer-initiated loans are leaving people more vulnerable to theft.&nbsp; Traenk discloses a new series in this blog.<br /> </p>Mon, 03 Dec 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Security-Street-Smarts&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Security-Street-Smarts&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Sandy Aftermathhttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Sandy-Aftermath-II&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Sandy-Aftermath-II&WT.rss_ev=a<p>You can find more information on obsolete mayan calendars than you can find evidence of people practicing the most basic business resumption planning, Traenk finds.</p> <p><br /> </p>Sun, 02 Dec 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Sandy-Aftermath-II&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Sandy-Aftermath-II&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: I'm not supposed to like Windows 8.http://www.informit.com/blogs/Im-not-supposed-to-like-Windows-8&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Im-not-supposed-to-like-Windows-8&WT.rss_ev=a<p>I'm not supposed to like it, oh no.</p> <p>Who thought Windows 8 might be useful, possibly fun?&nbsp; Traenk's confused...</p>Wed, 21 Nov 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Im-not-supposed-to-like-Windows-8&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Im-not-supposed-to-like-Windows-8&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Windows 8: The Best Is Yet To Come?http://www.informit.com/blogs/Windows-8-The-Best-Is-Yet-To-Come&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Windows-8-The-Best-Is-Yet-To-Come&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Windows 8 seems an exercise in frustration.&nbsp; Traenk wonders if there is more coming...&nbsp; <br /> </p> <p><br /> </p>Sun, 11 Nov 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Windows-8-The-Best-Is-Yet-To-Come&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Windows-8-The-Best-Is-Yet-To-Come&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Want to Help?http://www.informit.com/blogs/Want-to-Help&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Want-to-Help&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Traenk announces the beginning work on the Windows Security Corner<br /> </p>Sun, 28 Oct 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Want-to-Help&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Want-to-Help&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: What Have I Got To Lose?http://www.informit.com/blogs/What-Have-I-Got-To-Lose&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=What-Have-I-Got-To-Lose&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Traenk has done it again...</p> <p><br /> </p>Sat, 27 Oct 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/What-Have-I-Got-To-Lose&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=What-Have-I-Got-To-Lose&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Windows 8: Are You Interested?http://www.informit.com/blogs/Windows-8-Are-You-Interested&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Windows-8-Are-You-Interested&WT.rss_ev=a<p>What a product introduction...<br /> </p>Fri, 26 Oct 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Windows-8-Are-You-Interested&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Windows-8-Are-You-Interested&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Responsible disclosurehttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Responsible-disclosure&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Responsible-disclosure&WT.rss_ev=aShould software vulnerabilities be revealed before a vendor is able to respond to these, with patches or other mitigations?<br /> <br />Sun, 21 Oct 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Responsible-disclosure&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Responsible-disclosure&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Learning is Learninghttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Learning-is-Learning&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Learning-is-Learning&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Traenk muses over the links between IT and art.&nbsp; Stick around!&nbsp; There is a link! <br /> </p> <p><br /> </p>Sun, 21 Oct 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Learning-is-Learning&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Learning-is-Learning&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Cheating Vegas and Cheating Americahttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Cheating-Vegas-and-Cheating-America&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Cheating-Vegas-and-Cheating-America&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Have you watched the show, &quot;Cheating Vegas&quot;?&nbsp; What do you think of criminals high-tech sophistication?</p> <p><br /> </p>Sat, 08 Sep 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Cheating-Vegas-and-Cheating-America&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Cheating-Vegas-and-Cheating-America&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Ready for your Win 8 Experience?http://www.informit.com/blogs/Ready-for-your-Win-8-Experience&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Ready-for-your-Win-8-Experience&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Traenk is ready, willing, able, and clueless about his coming Windows 8 experience<br /> </p>Sat, 08 Sep 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Ready-for-your-Win-8-Experience&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Ready-for-your-Win-8-Experience&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Now you tell me...http://www.informit.com/blogs/Now-you-tell-me&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Now-you-tell-me&WT.rss_ev=a<p>facebook is creating a second virtual life of its own...&nbsp; Now you tell me!</p> <p><br /> </p>Sun, 26 Aug 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Now-you-tell-me&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Now-you-tell-me&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: GAO viz. EPAhttp://www.informit.com/blogs/GAO-viz-EPA&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=GAO-viz-EPA&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Some people complain the U.S. Government can do more to promote security.&nbsp; The GAO report suggests improvements are being made where they are needed most.</p> <p><br /> </p>Thu, 23 Aug 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/GAO-viz-EPA&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=GAO-viz-EPA&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Libre Office Updatehttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Libre-Office-Update&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Libre-Office-Update&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Libre Office musings:&nbsp; Is this what we've been waiting for?</p> <p />Sat, 18 Aug 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Libre-Office-Update&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Libre-Office-Update&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: It's not as complex as we might thinkhttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Its-not-as-complex-as-we-might-think&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Its-not-as-complex-as-we-might-think&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Do you think social media use is all that difficult?</p>Mon, 13 Aug 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Its-not-as-complex-as-we-might-think&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Its-not-as-complex-as-we-might-think&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: It is time to support and less to debatehttp://www.informit.com/blogs/It-is-time-to-support-and-less-to-debate&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=It-is-time-to-support-and-less-to-debate&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Traenk muses over past governmental security efforts.&nbsp; They are PAST, right?</p> <p />Sat, 11 Aug 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/It-is-time-to-support-and-less-to-debate&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=It-is-time-to-support-and-less-to-debate&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: How good are your products? The Internet Knows!!!http://www.informit.com/blogs/How-good-are-your-products-The-Internet-Knows&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=How-good-are-your-products-The-Internet-Knows&WT.rss_ev=a<p>In this series of blogs, Traenk discusses the Internet's influence on our daily lives.&nbsp; If you know resources he fails to mention, respond below.</p>Wed, 27 Jun 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/How-good-are-your-products-The-Internet-Knows&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=How-good-are-your-products-The-Internet-Knows&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Changes to an otherwise normal lifehttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Changes-to-an-otherwise-normal-life4&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Changes-to-an-otherwise-normal-life4&WT.rss_ev=a<p>In what ways has the Internet driven change in your lives?&nbsp; </p> <p />Sun, 24 Jun 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Changes-to-an-otherwise-normal-life4&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Changes-to-an-otherwise-normal-life4&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Coming back, coming back homehttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Coming-back-coming-back-home&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Coming-back-coming-back-home&WT.rss_ev=a<p>After a year spent 'roughing it' with alternate vendor technologies, Traenk is returning to his Microsoft home.</p>Sat, 23 Jun 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Coming-back-coming-back-home&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Coming-back-coming-back-home&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: What Apple and Every Apple Support Professional Must Dohttp://www.informit.com/blogs/What-Apple-and-Every-Apple-Support-Professional-Must-Do&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=What-Apple-and-Every-Apple-Support-Professional-Must-Do&WT.rss_ev=a<p>The Flashback attack is a sign of more to come.&nbsp; Are you prepared to see your Apple computer (or those you support) as functional UNIX devices that require special skills?</p> <p><br /> </p>Sat, 14 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/What-Apple-and-Every-Apple-Support-Professional-Must-Do&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=What-Apple-and-Every-Apple-Support-Professional-Must-Do&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Information Technology Musings...http://www.informit.com/blogs/Information-Technology-Musings&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Information-Technology-Musings&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Surprise!&nbsp; Students are returning to IT as a career.&nbsp; Are they ready?&nbsp; Are you ready as a long-term IT worker for your new colleagues?</p> <p><br /> </p>Wed, 11 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Information-Technology-Musings&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Information-Technology-Musings&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Flashbacks On Your Mac?http://www.informit.com/blogs/Flashbacks-On-Your-Mac&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Flashbacks-On-Your-Mac&WT.rss_ev=aUnless you live under a rock, by now, you should have learned about the Flashback trojan that has compromised over 600,000 Apple computers.<br /> <br /> Care to learn what you can do?&nbsp; Read on...<br /> <br /> <br />Mon, 09 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Flashbacks-On-Your-Mac&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Flashbacks-On-Your-Mac&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Post-PC Era--Really???http://www.informit.com/blogs/Post-PC-Era-Really&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Post-PC-Era-Really&WT.rss_ev=a<p>The much hyped iPad 3 introduction leaves Traenk a bit bored.</p> <p><br /> </p>Thu, 08 Mar 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Post-PC-Era-Really&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Post-PC-Era-Really&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Commoditieshttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Commodities&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Commodities&WT.rss_ev=a<p>What are the security implications of Operating Systems being reduced to container commodities that live to give applications life support? <br /> </p> <p><br /> </p>Wed, 07 Mar 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Commodities&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Commodities&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Through the Looking Glass...http://www.informit.com/blogs/Through-the-Looking-Glass&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Through-the-Looking-Glass&WT.rss_ev=a<p>There are so many predictive yearly reports on security activities.&nbsp; Their size ranges from a dozen pages to more than a hundred.&nbsp; What do leading security vendors and experts think are likely security trends?</p> <p><br /> </p>Mon, 30 Jan 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Through-the-Looking-Glass&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Through-the-Looking-Glass&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: SOPA, PIPA, & NODhttp://www.informit.com/blogs/SOPA-PIPA-NOD&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=SOPA-PIPA-NOD&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Whether you supported or disputed SOPA or PIPA doesn't matter.&nbsp; What matters is the story behind the story.</p> <p><br /> </p>Thu, 19 Jan 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/SOPA-PIPA-NOD&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=SOPA-PIPA-NOD&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Just thinking: Risk and Innovation and Governance and Securityhttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Just-thinking-Risk-and-Innovation-and-Governance-and-Security&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Just-thinking-Risk-and-Innovation-and-Governance-and-Security&WT.rss_ev=aWhere would the world be without the Model T?&nbsp; Traenk reflects on a century of innovation and our own risk management strategies.<br /> <br /> <br />Sun, 15 Jan 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Just-thinking-Risk-and-Innovation-and-Governance-and-Security&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Just-thinking-Risk-and-Innovation-and-Governance-and-Security&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: 2012 Predictions: Big Brother Seems Smaller + Piranha Attackshttp://www.informit.com/blogs/2012-Predictions-Big-Brother-Seems-Smaller-Piranha-Attacks&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=2012-Predictions-Big-Brother-Seems-Smaller-Piranha-Attacks&WT.rss_ev=a<p>In the conclusion to Traenk's series of 2012 predictions, he wonders about the impact of so many technologies and trends.</p> <p><br /> </p>Sat, 14 Jan 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/2012-Predictions-Big-Brother-Seems-Smaller-Piranha-Attacks&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=2012-Predictions-Big-Brother-Seems-Smaller-Piranha-Attacks&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: 2012: It's the end of the world and we know ithttp://www.informit.com/blogs/2012-Its-the-end-of-the-world-and-we-know-it&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=2012-Its-the-end-of-the-world-and-we-know-it&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Time for Traenk's New Year Predictions.</p> <p><br /> </p>Sun, 08 Jan 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/2012-Its-the-end-of-the-world-and-we-know-it&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=2012-Its-the-end-of-the-world-and-we-know-it&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: 2012: I Think I Am Whom?http://www.informit.com/blogs/2012-I-Think-I-Am-Whom&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=2012-I-Think-I-Am-Whom&WT.rss_ev=a<p>As part of his 2012 Predictions, Traenk takes on tough Authentication issues</p> <p><br /> </p>Sun, 08 Jan 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/2012-I-Think-I-Am-Whom&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=2012-I-Think-I-Am-Whom&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Day of the Expanding Man... 2012 Predictionshttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Day-of-the-Expanding-Man-2012-Predictions&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Day-of-the-Expanding-Man-2012-Predictions&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Steely Dan's &quot;Aja&quot; is more than a top-notch album; it is a harbinger of what is to come to us in IT-Land.</p> <p><br /> </p>Fri, 30 Dec 2011 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Day-of-the-Expanding-Man-2012-Predictions&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Day-of-the-Expanding-Man-2012-Predictions&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Is It Really Here?http://www.informit.com/blogs/Is-It-Really-Here&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Is-It-Really-Here&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Traenk wonders if our journey to a useable Desktop/Workstation Linux is truly over.<br /> </p>Mon, 19 Dec 2011 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Is-It-Really-Here&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Is-It-Really-Here&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: iPad Accessories Bought Dirt Cheaphttp://www.informit.com/blogs/iPad-Accessories-Bought-Dirt-Cheap&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=iPad-Accessories-Bought-Dirt-Cheap&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Where&nbsp; Is the best place to&nbsp; buy iPad accessories?&nbsp; Probably where you least expect to find them maybe...&nbsp; All treat &amp;&amp; no tricks.</p> <p><br /> </p>Mon, 31 Oct 2011 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/iPad-Accessories-Bought-Dirt-Cheap&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=iPad-Accessories-Bought-Dirt-Cheap&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Dennis Ritchie--May He Rest in Peace...http://www.informit.com/blogs/Dennis-Ritchie-May-He-Rest-in-Peace&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Dennis-Ritchie-May-He-Rest-in-Peace&WT.rss_ev=aTime to Remember a True Computing Pioneer...<br /> <br /> <br />Sun, 16 Oct 2011 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Dennis-Ritchie-May-He-Rest-in-Peace&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Dennis-Ritchie-May-He-Rest-in-Peace&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Remembering Steve Jobs...http://www.informit.com/blogs/Remembering-Steve-Jobs&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Remembering-Steve-Jobs&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Everyone else is waxing poetic on Steve Job's Life Accomplishments.&nbsp; We should too.<br /> </p>Thu, 06 Oct 2011 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Remembering-Steve-Jobs&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Remembering-Steve-Jobs&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Linux Workstation--Where are you???http://www.informit.com/blogs/Linux-Workstation-Where-are-you&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Linux-Workstation-Where-are-you&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Traenk wonders what happened to all those promises of Linux and Open-Source goodness eclipsing the Evil Empire...</p> <p><br /> </p>Wed, 05 Oct 2011 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Linux-Workstation-Where-are-you&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Linux-Workstation-Where-are-you&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: I like ThinApp as a Way to Contain Stupid App Installationshttp://www.informit.com/blogs/I-like-ThinApp-as-a-way-to-contain-stupid-app-installations&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=I-like-ThinApp-as-a-way-to-contain-stupid-app-installations&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Installing applications on Windows is difficult.&nbsp; Older apps make that difficulty painful.<br /> </p>Wed, 05 Oct 2011 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/I-like-ThinApp-as-a-way-to-contain-stupid-app-installations&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=I-like-ThinApp-as-a-way-to-contain-stupid-app-installations&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: The Ghost in the Machinehttp://www.informit.com/blogs/The-Ghost-in-the-Machine&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=The-Ghost-in-the-Machine&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Traenk challenges himself to peer more deeply into the darkness to see the Ghosts in the Machine...</p> <p><br /> </p>Mon, 05 Sep 2011 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/The-Ghost-in-the-Machine&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=The-Ghost-in-the-Machine&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: ThinApp: Applying a Thin Wrapperhttp://www.informit.com/blogs/ThinApp-Applying-a-Thin-Wrapper&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=ThinApp-Applying-a-Thin-Wrapper&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Traenk encourages all of us to explore the ThinApp application wrapper...</p> <p><br /> </p>Mon, 05 Sep 2011 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/ThinApp-Applying-a-Thin-Wrapper&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=ThinApp-Applying-a-Thin-Wrapper&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: VMware's Thinapp gives Big Benefitshttp://www.informit.com/blogs/VMwares-Thinapp-gives-Big-Benefits&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=VMwares-Thinapp-gives-Big-Benefits&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Need to sandbox existing parts of your technical infrastructure?&nbsp; ThinApp offers interesting possibilities...</p> <p><br /> </p>Tue, 02 Aug 2011 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/VMwares-Thinapp-gives-Big-Benefits&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=VMwares-Thinapp-gives-Big-Benefits&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: 2011 07 31 The Weak InSecurity: Comglomerates, Attacks, and Minutiahttp://www.informit.com/blogs/2011-07-31-The-Weak-InSecurity-Comglomerates-Attacks-and-Minutia&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=2011-07-31-The-Weak-InSecurity-Comglomerates-Attacks-and-Minutia&WT.rss_ev=aWhat do you mean?&nbsp; My Information is Mine, right?<br /> <br /> <br />Sun, 31 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/2011-07-31-The-Weak-InSecurity-Comglomerates-Attacks-and-Minutia&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=2011-07-31-The-Weak-InSecurity-Comglomerates-Attacks-and-Minutia&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Who watches the Watchers?http://www.informit.com/blogs/Who-watches-the-Watchers&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Who-watches-the-Watchers&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Traenk updates us on his Linked-In Research<br /> </p>Sat, 30 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Who-watches-the-Watchers&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Who-watches-the-Watchers&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: What it will behttp://www.informit.com/blogs/What-it-will-be&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=What-it-will-be&WT.rss_ev=a<p>I'm flustered at all the attention paid to the procurement of miracle tools.&nbsp; Security Vendor consolidation is still continuing, and the money made is large.&nbsp; Will these purchases prevent the next big hack?<br /> </p> <p><br /> </p>Mon, 25 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/What-it-will-be&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=What-it-will-be&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Data is Code, and Data--Codehttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Data-is-Code-and-Data-Code&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Data-is-Code-and-Data-Code&WT.rss_ev=aDecades-old IT security principles routinely tossed aside--story at 11.<br /> <br />Wed, 06 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Data-is-Code-and-Data-Code&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Data-is-Code-and-Data-Code&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: What is a sandbox and why do you want one?http://www.informit.com/blogs/What-is-a-sandbox-and-why-do-you-want-one&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=What-is-a-sandbox-and-why-do-you-want-one&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Increasingly, browsers and other utilities advertise their 'sandbox' abilities.&nbsp; You want these!</p> <p><br /> </p>Wed, 06 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/What-is-a-sandbox-and-why-do-you-want-one&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=What-is-a-sandbox-and-why-do-you-want-one&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: 2011 06 18 The Weak InSecurity: Bad Tradedownshttp://www.informit.com/blogs/2011-06-18-The-Weak-InSecurity-Bad-Tradedowns&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=2011-06-18-The-Weak-InSecurity-Bad-Tradedowns&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Will you be buying a Chromebook to achieve Security Nirvana?&nbsp; Will you sell me your Macbook or PC system cheap, now that you're convinced it is beyond your rescue?</p> <p><br /> </p>Sat, 18 Jun 2011 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/2011-06-18-The-Weak-InSecurity-Bad-Tradedowns&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=2011-06-18-The-Weak-InSecurity-Bad-Tradedowns&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: 2011 06 12 The Weak InSecurityhttp://www.informit.com/blogs/2011-06-12-The-Weak-InSecurity&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=2011-06-12-The-Weak-InSecurity&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Is the PC Life worth keeping?&nbsp; I think it is, IF we can find ways to bridge inexperienced untrained users with technical architectures that rival mainframes from two decades ago.</p> <p><br /> </p>Sun, 12 Jun 2011 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/2011-06-12-The-Weak-InSecurity&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=2011-06-12-The-Weak-InSecurity&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: 2011 06 05: The Weak InSecurity; One in 20 of you readers is a real loser...http://www.informit.com/blogs/2011-06-05-The-Weak-InSecurity-One-in-20-of-you-readers-is-a-real-loser&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=2011-06-05-The-Weak-InSecurity-One-in-20-of-you-readers-is-a-real-loser&WT.rss_ev=aHow Bad is the Malware problem?&nbsp; Microsoft has the answers.<br />Sun, 05 Jun 2011 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/2011-06-05-The-Weak-InSecurity-One-in-20-of-you-readers-is-a-real-loser&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=2011-06-05-The-Weak-InSecurity-One-in-20-of-you-readers-is-a-real-loser&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: You're kidding me, right?http://www.informit.com/blogs/Youre-kidding-me-right&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Youre-kidding-me-right&WT.rss_ev=a<p>So many automobile hacks, and still, the manufacturers DON'T GET IT!<br /> </p>Wed, 25 May 2011 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Youre-kidding-me-right&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Youre-kidding-me-right&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Time to change the old worn out artifacts of your online Life...http://www.informit.com/blogs/Time-to-change-the-old-worn-out-artifacts-of-your-online-Life&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Time-to-change-the-old-worn-out-artifacts-of-your-online-Life&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Passwords are like toothbrushes:&nbsp; they mustn't be shared easily, too widely; kept in circulation too long; or made easily accessible to outsiders.<br /> </p>Thu, 12 May 2011 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Time-to-change-the-old-worn-out-artifacts-of-your-online-Life&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Time-to-change-the-old-worn-out-artifacts-of-your-online-Life&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: 2011 05 08 The Weak InSecurityhttp://www.informit.com/blogs/2011-05-08-The-Weak-InSecurity&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=2011-05-08-The-Weak-InSecurity&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Security and risk are assuming new faces this week.<br /> </p>Sun, 08 May 2011 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/2011-05-08-The-Weak-InSecurity&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=2011-05-08-The-Weak-InSecurity&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Something Wicked This Way Comeshttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Something-Wicked-This-Way-Comes&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Something-Wicked-This-Way-Comes&WT.rss_ev=a<p>With so many friend's email accounts hacked, Traenk asks, &quot;When was the last time YOU changed your password?&quot;<br /> </p>Tue, 03 May 2011 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Something-Wicked-This-Way-Comes&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Something-Wicked-This-Way-Comes&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: 2011 04 23 The Weak InSecurityhttp://www.informit.com/blogs/2011-04-23-The-Weak-InSecurity&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=2011-04-23-The-Weak-InSecurity&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Huh?&nbsp; What a week!</p> <p><br /> </p>Sat, 23 Apr 2011 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/2011-04-23-The-Weak-InSecurity&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=2011-04-23-The-Weak-InSecurity&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: 2011 April 11 - The Weak InSecurityhttp://www.informit.com/blogs/2011-April-11--The-Weak-InSecurity&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=2011-April-11--The-Weak-InSecurity&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Flush your last Flash and get ready for a more SecurID<br /> </p>Sat, 16 Apr 2011 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/2011-April-11--The-Weak-InSecurity&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=2011-April-11--The-Weak-InSecurity&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: The weak in Securityhttp://www.informit.com/blogs/The-week-in-Security&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=The-week-in-Security&WT.rss_ev=a<p>What an usual week!</p>Fri, 08 Apr 2011 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/The-week-in-Security&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=The-week-in-Security&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: What happened to the Pocket PC?http://www.informit.com/blogs/What-happened-to-Pocket-PC&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=What-happened-to-Pocket-PC&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Windows CE is a tough computer to outfit!</p>Fri, 08 Apr 2011 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/What-happened-to-Pocket-PC&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=What-happened-to-Pocket-PC&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Windows Security Improvementshttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Windows-Security-Improvements&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Windows-Security-Improvements&WT.rss_ev=aTraenk is still upset by his recent dive into Windows security.&nbsp; So much more was promised when the merger of Windows 9x and NT lines was announced, so long ago. <br /> <br /> <p />Sat, 02 Apr 2011 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Windows-Security-Improvements&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Windows-Security-Improvements&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Chrome Domehttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Chrome-Dome&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Chrome-Dome&WT.rss_ev=aHave you tried Chrome?<br />Sat, 02 Apr 2011 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Chrome-Dome&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Chrome-Dome&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: $100 Buys a lot of Mobile Workstationhttp://www.informit.com/blogs/100-Buys-a-lot-of-Mobile-Workstation&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=100-Buys-a-lot-of-Mobile-Workstation&WT.rss_ev=aTraenk likes his CVS acquistion, his implementation of slash-and-burn computing<br />Sat, 02 Apr 2011 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/100-Buys-a-lot-of-Mobile-Workstation&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=100-Buys-a-lot-of-Mobile-Workstation&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Technology Butlershttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Technology-Butlers&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Technology-Butlers&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Traenk wants to know how much faster we can become more sustainable, using fewer resources, with an application of common technology.<br /> <br /> </p>Sun, 27 Mar 2011 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Technology-Butlers&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Technology-Butlers&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Are You An ISP or Phone Carrier?http://www.informit.com/blogs/Are-You-An-ISP-or-Phone-Carrier&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Are-You-An-ISP-or-Phone-Carrier&WT.rss_ev=a<p>After installing an Android update to his phone, Traenk wonders aloud what p2p really means.<br /> </p>Sat, 26 Mar 2011 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Are-You-An-ISP-or-Phone-Carrier&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Are-You-An-ISP-or-Phone-Carrier&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Will This Work?http://www.informit.com/blogs/Will-This-Work&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Will-This-Work&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Traenk adds a $99 Mobile gadget to the stable of gear.&nbsp; Can it input blogs as his Android phone cannot???</p> <p />Tue, 22 Mar 2011 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Will-This-Work&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Will-This-Work&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Are You Sick Yet Well Enough to Know IT?http://www.informit.com/blogs/Are-You-Sick-Yet-Well-Enough-to-Know-IT&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Are-You-Sick-Yet-Well-Enough-to-Know-IT&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Is it a cold?&nbsp; If so, when will it end?&nbsp; <br /> </p> <p><br /> </p>Sun, 20 Mar 2011 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Are-You-Sick-Yet-Well-Enough-to-Know-IT&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Are-You-Sick-Yet-Well-Enough-to-Know-IT&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Mobile Platforms: Safe or Risky?http://www.informit.com/blogs/Mobile-Platforms-Safe-or-Risky&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Mobile-Platforms-Safe-or-Risky&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Traenk is tired of anti-mobile rhetoric, noting that risks come with all computing formats.<br /> </p>Sun, 27 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Mobile-Platforms-Safe-or-Risky&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Mobile-Platforms-Safe-or-Risky&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: IT Misfitshttp://www.informit.com/blogs/IT-Misfits1&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=IT-Misfits1&WT.rss_ev=aThe IT generation comes of age, but that's an uncomfortable realization for some.<br /> <br /> <br />Sun, 27 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/IT-Misfits1&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=IT-Misfits1&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Releasing the Hounds of Warhttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Releasing-the-Hounds-of-War&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Releasing-the-Hounds-of-War&WT.rss_ev=aIP addresses left at the scenes of multiple crimes indicate that some countries are attacking others!<br /> <br />Mon, 14 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Releasing-the-Hounds-of-War&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Releasing-the-Hounds-of-War&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Smart ways to hack a smartphonehttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Smart-ways-to-hack-a-smartphone&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Smart-ways-to-hack-a-smartphone&WT.rss_ev=aSmartphones increasingly bridge the gap between once isolated phones and PCs.&nbsp; This means they now get to have PC-hacking mud slung onto them.<br /> <br />Sun, 30 Jan 2011 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Smart-ways-to-hack-a-smartphone&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Smart-ways-to-hack-a-smartphone&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: There's a new Highway in our land...http://www.informit.com/blogs/Theres-a-new-Highway-in-our-land&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Theres-a-new-Highway-in-our-land&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Part of the fun of living in a rural state like Illinois is visiting its smaller towns.&nbsp; These are now attaching slowly to a massive super-highway snaking through this land.<br /> </p>Wed, 26 Jan 2011 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Theres-a-new-Highway-in-our-land&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Theres-a-new-Highway-in-our-land&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: What's Google know about you that you don't?http://www.informit.com/blogs/Whats-Goggle-know-about-you-that-you-dont&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Whats-Goggle-know-about-you-that-you-dont&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Researching via a good search engine can be like opening a new Johari Window...<br /> </p>Sat, 08 Jan 2011 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Whats-Goggle-know-about-you-that-you-dont&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Whats-Goggle-know-about-you-that-you-dont&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: What's your life's details worth to you?http://www.informit.com/blogs/Whats-your-lifes-details-worth-to-you&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Whats-your-lifes-details-worth-to-you&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Traenk struggles through&nbsp;musing on his information and its worth.</p>Sat, 01 Jan 2011 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Whats-your-lifes-details-worth-to-you&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Whats-your-lifes-details-worth-to-you&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Worthy Security Goalhttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Worthy-Security-Goal&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Worthy-Security-Goal&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Some security risks cannot be mitigated with technical means only.&nbsp; Maybe a new approach is needed?</p>Thu, 30 Dec 2010 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Worthy-Security-Goal&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Worthy-Security-Goal&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Application 'shielding'http://www.informit.com/blogs/Application-shielding&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Application-shielding&WT.rss_ev=a<p>The current IT application playground is full of sandboxes and all the security goodness they bring. Now that others recognize the security benefits of virtualization, what's next?</p>Wed, 22 Dec 2010 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Application-shielding&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Application-shielding&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: what you are missing...http://www.informit.com/blogs/what-you-are-missing&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=what-you-are-missing&WT.rss_ev=a<p>People often ask me why I research the least determined and most emergent, most innovative of technologies.&nbsp; That's how I roll--beat the best by showing the path to the technologies most applicable to businesses in a wild scramble to derive benefit from IT mashups...&nbsp; Keep up, if you can...</p>Wed, 22 Dec 2010 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/what-you-are-missing&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=what-you-are-missing&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow...http://www.informit.com/blogs/Let-it-snow-let-it-snow-let-it-snow&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Let-it-snow-let-it-snow-let-it-snow&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Sometimes the line between life and I.T. Life blurs into a murky gradient.</p>Sat, 04 Dec 2010 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Let-it-snow-let-it-snow-let-it-snow&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Let-it-snow-let-it-snow-let-it-snow&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: It must work more simply than thishttp://www.informit.com/blogs/It-must-work-more-simply-than-this&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=It-must-work-more-simply-than-this&WT.rss_ev=a<p>I like My Sync, My Zune, and My Windows Media Player.&nbsp; I just wish they worked together better...</p>Wed, 01 Dec 2010 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/It-must-work-more-simply-than-this&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=It-must-work-more-simply-than-this&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Misty water-color memorieshttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Misty-water-color-memories&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Misty-water-color-memories&WT.rss_ev=a<p>How much state information is available on your system?</p>Tue, 30 Nov 2010 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Misty-water-color-memories&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Misty-water-color-memories&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: There are no secrets IIIhttp://www.informit.com/blogs/There-are-no-secrets-III&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=There-are-no-secrets-III&WT.rss_ev=a<p>In IT many assume our settings are secret, but each tool shrieks announcements that hackers can hear...</p>Sat, 20 Nov 2010 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/There-are-no-secrets-III&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=There-are-no-secrets-III&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: There are no secrets IIhttp://www.informit.com/blogs/There-are-no-secrets-II&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=There-are-no-secrets-II&WT.rss_ev=a<p>After the discussion on client configurations betraying your infrastructure choices, my talk with Sim Pul Simon (my corrected spelling) turned to other server examples.</p>Sat, 30 Oct 2010 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/There-are-no-secrets-II&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=There-are-no-secrets-II&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: There are no secrets...http://www.informit.com/blogs/There-are-no-secrets&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=There-are-no-secrets&WT.rss_ev=a<p>People sometimes think that their security vunerabilities are 'secret'.&nbsp; They act as if no hacker can sense just how vunerable they are.&nbsp; This is foolish wishing</p>Wed, 27 Oct 2010 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/There-are-no-secrets&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=There-are-no-secrets&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Complexity Killshttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Complexity-Kills&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Complexity-Kills&WT.rss_ev=a<p>&quot;Complexity sucks the life out of users, developers and IT. Complexity makes products difficult to plan, build, test and use. Complexity introduces security challenges. Complexity causes administrator frustration.&quot; </p>Tue, 26 Oct 2010 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Complexity-Kills&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Complexity-Kills&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: The security big picturehttp://www.informit.com/blogs/The-security-big-picture&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=The-security-big-picture&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Security research organizations are posting fascinating security reports that put together all the loose pieces to the puzzle.</p>Fri, 22 Oct 2010 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/The-security-big-picture&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=The-security-big-picture&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Great Leadershttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Great-Leaders&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Great-Leaders&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Far too often we bemoan the pointy-haired bosses while never remembering those few bosses who both inspire and encourage</p>Mon, 11 Oct 2010 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Great-Leaders&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Great-Leaders&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: I Am The Cloud Vendor! Koo Koo Kachew!http://www.informit.com/blogs/You-can-deal-with-this-You-can-deal-with-that&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=You-can-deal-with-this-You-can-deal-with-that&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Having performed a barely passable job of securing consumer grade data, many vendors now announce themselves as 'Cloud Vendors'. Prepare to be underwhelmed...</p>Sun, 10 Oct 2010 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/You-can-deal-with-this-You-can-deal-with-that&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=You-can-deal-with-this-You-can-deal-with-that&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: What's the real truth?http://www.informit.com/blogs/Whats-the-real-truth&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Whats-the-real-truth&WT.rss_ev=a<p>It's a question, a simple question, a question that deserves a simple answer, yet still I wait...</p>Fri, 24 Sep 2010 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Whats-the-real-truth&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Whats-the-real-truth&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Did You Know 4.0http://www.informit.com/blogs/Did-You-Know-40&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Did-You-Know-40&WT.rss_ev=a<p>There's an old video on You Tube that purports to be a true indicator of massive world changes.&nbsp; What do you think of it?</p>Sat, 14 Aug 2010 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Did-You-Know-40&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Did-You-Know-40&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: For the Summer...http://www.informit.com/blogs/For-the-Summer&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=For-the-Summer&WT.rss_ev=a<p>It's amazing how many songs, how many major events are recorded as Summer events.&nbsp; How will the summer of 2010 be remembered?</p>Sun, 08 Aug 2010 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/For-the-Summer&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=For-the-Summer&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: How Long?http://www.informit.com/blogs/How-Long&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=How-Long&WT.rss_ev=a<p>John is in shock as the Apple Juggernaut rolls forward.&nbsp; How long before Win Mobile gets the respect it deserves?</p>Fri, 28 May 2010 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/How-Long&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=How-Long&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: 50 times in a minutehttp://www.informit.com/blogs/50-times-in-a-minute&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=50-times-in-a-minute&WT.rss_ev=a<p>What happens fifty times each minute?</p>Sun, 02 May 2010 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/50-times-in-a-minute&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=50-times-in-a-minute&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: How much is your FaceBook account worth?http://www.informit.com/blogs/How-much-is-your-FaceBook-account-worth&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=How-much-is-your-FaceBook-account-worth&WT.rss_ev=a<p>1.5 Million Facebook accounts are being sold.&nbsp; How much is yours worth?</p>Tue, 27 Apr 2010 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/How-much-is-your-FaceBook-account-worth&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=How-much-is-your-FaceBook-account-worth&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Tenent 4: Storing Data? The 90's called...http://www.informit.com/blogs/Tenent-4-Storing-Data-The-90s-called&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Tenent-4-Storing-Data-The-90s-called&WT.rss_ev=a<p>The 90's called and they want their store-data-live-on-a-PC strategy back</p>Sun, 25 Apr 2010 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Tenent-4-Storing-Data-The-90s-called&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Tenent-4-Storing-Data-The-90s-called&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Slash & Burn Computing Tenent 3: Separate browsing from other workhttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Slash-Burn-Computing-Tenent-3-Separate-browsing-from-other-work&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Slash-Burn-Computing-Tenent-3-Separate-browsing-from-other-work&WT.rss_ev=a<p>So much Drive-By Malware, so much to protect...</p>Sat, 24 Apr 2010 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Slash-Burn-Computing-Tenent-3-Separate-browsing-from-other-work&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Slash-Burn-Computing-Tenent-3-Separate-browsing-from-other-work&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Slash & Burn Computing Tenent Number 2: Staying Online Persistently Is like Buying a House in a Bad Neighborhoodhttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Slash-Burn-Computing-Staying-Online-Persistently-Is-like-Buying-a-House-in-a-Bad-Neighborhood&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Slash-Burn-Computing-Staying-Online-Persistently-Is-like-Buying-a-House-in-a-Bad-Neighborhood&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Staying Online Persistently is like Buying a House in a Bad Neighborhood; You gotta assume at least one successful break in--when you're not looking.</p>Mon, 05 Apr 2010 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Slash-Burn-Computing-Staying-Online-Persistently-Is-like-Buying-a-House-in-a-Bad-Neighborhood&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Slash-Burn-Computing-Staying-Online-Persistently-Is-like-Buying-a-House-in-a-Bad-Neighborhood&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Slash & Burn Computing Tenent I: Anything Internet is Similar to Sharing a Toothbrushhttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Slash-Burn-Computing-Tenent-I-Anything-Internet-is-Similar-to-Sharing-a-Toothbrush&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Slash-Burn-Computing-Tenent-I-Anything-Internet-is-Similar-to-Sharing-a-Toothbrush&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Today's computing experience is full of risks, with patches and security software moving too slowly to keep up.&nbsp; Cruising the Internet is like sharing a toothbrush with a tobacco chewer; you never know what you'll wind up getting out of the deal.</p>Sun, 04 Apr 2010 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Slash-Burn-Computing-Tenent-I-Anything-Internet-is-Similar-to-Sharing-a-Toothbrush&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Slash-Burn-Computing-Tenent-I-Anything-Internet-is-Similar-to-Sharing-a-Toothbrush&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Traenk's new Security Design: Slash & Burnhttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Traenks-new-Security-Design-a-Toy-with-Silver-Powder&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Traenks-new-Security-Design-a-Toy-with-Silver-Powder&WT.rss_ev=a<p>With so many new exploits among so many utilities announced, what is a boy to do???</p>Sat, 03 Apr 2010 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Traenks-new-Security-Design-a-Toy-with-Silver-Powder&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Traenks-new-Security-Design-a-Toy-with-Silver-Powder&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Just how much compter do you really need?http://www.informit.com/blogs/Just-how-much-compter-do-you-really-need&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Just-how-much-compter-do-you-really-need&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Patch Patch and Patch Some More!&nbsp; Not!</p>Sat, 20 Mar 2010 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Just-how-much-compter-do-you-really-need&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Just-how-much-compter-do-you-really-need&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Guess who isn't abusing our public information?http://www.informit.com/blogs/Guess-who-isnt-abusing-our-public-information&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Guess-who-isnt-abusing-our-public-information&WT.rss_ev=a<p>How much of your&nbsp;information do you allow others to review?</p>Sat, 20 Mar 2010 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Guess-who-isnt-abusing-our-public-information&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Guess-who-isnt-abusing-our-public-information&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Two Tier Fortressinghttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Two-Tier-Fortressing&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Two-Tier-Fortressing&WT.rss_ev=a<p>What can a trained security specialist provide; as much as your organization needs?</p>Wed, 17 Mar 2010 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Two-Tier-Fortressing&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Two-Tier-Fortressing&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: It's Ba-ack!http://www.informit.com/blogs/Its-Ba-ack&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Its-Ba-ack&WT.rss_ev=a<p>It shutdown as mysteriously as it came back earlier.&nbsp; The TX, once dead, is now back</p>Sat, 13 Mar 2010 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Its-Ba-ack&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Its-Ba-ack&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Who can it be now?http://www.informit.com/blogs/Who-can-it-be-now&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Who-can-it-be-now&WT.rss_ev=a<p>The Google attack teaches many lessons.</p>Wed, 03 Mar 2010 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Who-can-it-be-now&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Who-can-it-be-now&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Steps You Might Take to Keep Your Laptop Runninghttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Steps-You-Might-Take-to-Keep-Your-Laptop-Running&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Steps-You-Might-Take-to-Keep-Your-Laptop-Running&WT.rss_ev=a<p>It's an old HP tx1000 to you, but to me, it's a cool machine that's worthy of a second life.</p>Wed, 03 Mar 2010 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Steps-You-Might-Take-to-Keep-Your-Laptop-Running&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Steps-You-Might-Take-to-Keep-Your-Laptop-Running&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Good News; Surprising Newshttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Good-News-Surprising-News&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Good-News-Surprising-News&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Why does the CISSP certification continue to thrill me?</p>Mon, 01 Mar 2010 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Good-News-Surprising-News&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Good-News-Surprising-News&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: You know me--Right???http://www.informit.com/blogs/You-know-me-Right&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=You-know-me-Right&WT.rss_ev=a<p>How can I prove to a high school chum just who I am?</p>Wed, 24 Feb 2010 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/You-know-me-Right&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=You-know-me-Right&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Windows 7: Status Update at Month 1http://www.informit.com/blogs/Windows-7-Status-Update-at-Month-1&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Windows-7-Status-Update-at-Month-1&WT.rss_ev=a<p>So far, Win 7 has pulled an old laptop from the ashes.</p>Wed, 24 Feb 2010 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Windows-7-Status-Update-at-Month-1&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Windows-7-Status-Update-at-Month-1&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: So Far So Goodhttp://www.informit.com/blogs/So-Far-So-Good&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=So-Far-So-Good&WT.rss_ev=a<p>So far, Win 7 is making a thoroughbred of what has been a plough mule laptop</p>Tue, 02 Feb 2010 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/So-Far-So-Good&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=So-Far-So-Good&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Win 7, something to talk about.http://www.informit.com/blogs/Win-7-something-to-talk-about&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Win-7-something-to-talk-about&WT.rss_ev=a<p>How well does Win 7 accomodate truly junktacular gear?</p>Sun, 31 Jan 2010 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Win-7-something-to-talk-about&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Win-7-something-to-talk-about&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Out with the Old; In with the Newhttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Out-with-the-Old-In-with-the-New&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Out-with-the-Old-In-with-the-New&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Time to think through last year's work and this year's goals</p>Sun, 03 Jan 2010 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Out-with-the-Old-In-with-the-New&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Out-with-the-Old-In-with-the-New&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Facebook does an About Face--of sortshttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Facebook-does-an-Aboutface-or-sorts&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Facebook-does-an-Aboutface-or-sorts&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Have you tuned your Facebook privacy settings yet?&nbsp; How's that working out for you?</p>Tue, 15 Dec 2009 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Facebook-does-an-Aboutface-or-sorts&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Facebook-does-an-Aboutface-or-sorts&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Sharing Information Can Bring a Share of Problemshttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Sharing-Information-Can-Bring-a-Share-of-Problems&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Sharing-Information-Can-Bring-a-Share-of-Problems&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Do you really want coworkers to drag you into their own plans, thanks to social networking?</p>Thu, 10 Dec 2009 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Sharing-Information-Can-Bring-a-Share-of-Problems&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Sharing-Information-Can-Bring-a-Share-of-Problems&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: You Can Check Out Any Time You Like, But You Can Never Leavehttp://www.informit.com/blogs/You-Can-Check-Out-Any-Time-You-Like-But-You-Can-Never-Leave&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=You-Can-Check-Out-Any-Time-You-Like-But-You-Can-Never-Leave&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Much like the line from the song, &quot;Hotel California&quot;, Traenk finds out that membership with key Internet II sites is eternal...</p>Tue, 08 Dec 2009 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/You-Can-Check-Out-Any-Time-You-Like-But-You-Can-Never-Leave&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=You-Can-Check-Out-Any-Time-You-Like-But-You-Can-Never-Leave&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Social Networking--Or Else!http://www.informit.com/blogs/Social-Networking-Or-Else&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Social-Networking-Or-Else&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Having De-Tweeted, it's time to go further</p>Sun, 06 Dec 2009 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Social-Networking-Or-Else&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Social-Networking-Or-Else&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: DeTwitting-UnSocial Networking Reduxhttp://www.informit.com/blogs/DeTwitting-UnSocial-Networking-Redux&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=DeTwitting-UnSocial-Networking-Redux&WT.rss_ev=a<p>What happens when you snip strings to others or refuse to be your own Greek Chorus to your Life's happenings?</p>Sun, 29 Nov 2009 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/DeTwitting-UnSocial-Networking-Redux&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=DeTwitting-UnSocial-Networking-Redux&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Predictions and Predilectionshttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Predictions-and-Predilections&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Predictions-and-Predilections&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Leaves are down; harvest is in, for the most part.&nbsp; Another year comes rushing up to us.&nbsp; What will it bring?</p>Mon, 23 Nov 2009 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Predictions-and-Predilections&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Predictions-and-Predilections&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Social Networking for the Anti-Socialiteshttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Social-Networking-for-the-AntiSocialites&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Social-Networking-for-the-AntiSocialites&WT.rss_ev=a<p>How would Scrooge handle today's emphasis on social networking?</p>Wed, 11 Nov 2009 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Social-Networking-for-the-AntiSocialites&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Social-Networking-for-the-AntiSocialites&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Out of Sighthttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Out-of-Sight--&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Out-of-Sight--&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Must data be live for you to Live?</p>Sat, 29 Aug 2009 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Out-of-Sight--&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Out-of-Sight--&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Great password information at a small pricehttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Great-password-information-at-a-small-price&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Great-password-information-at-a-small-price&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Where can cash-strapped security pro's get great information on security basics??</p>Sat, 13 Jun 2009 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Great-password-information-at-a-small-price&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Great-password-information-at-a-small-price&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: It's Here; Put Away Your Pre-Conceptions on What an OS Must Be: Part Vhttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Its-Here-Put-Away-Your-Pre-Conceptions-on-What-an-OS-Must-Be-Part-V&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Its-Here-Put-Away-Your-Pre-Conceptions-on-What-an-OS-Must-Be-Part-V&WT.rss_ev=a<p>It's been a long while since you had a chance to be excited about a new version of an 'old' OS.&nbsp; Now is your chance.</p>Wed, 27 May 2009 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Its-Here-Put-Away-Your-Pre-Conceptions-on-What-an-OS-Must-Be-Part-V&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Its-Here-Put-Away-Your-Pre-Conceptions-on-What-an-OS-Must-Be-Part-V&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: It's Here; Put Away Your Pre-Conceptions on What an OS Must Be: Part IVhttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Its-Here-Put-Away-Your-Pre-Conceptions-on-What-an-OS-Must-Be-Part-IV&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Its-Here-Put-Away-Your-Pre-Conceptions-on-What-an-OS-Must-Be-Part-IV&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Graphical User Interfaces were important.&nbsp; So was cost control.&nbsp; Just what must an OS be?</p>Wed, 27 May 2009 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Its-Here-Put-Away-Your-Pre-Conceptions-on-What-an-OS-Must-Be-Part-IV&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Its-Here-Put-Away-Your-Pre-Conceptions-on-What-an-OS-Must-Be-Part-IV&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: It's Here; Put Away Your Pre-Conceptions on What an OS Must Be: Part IIIhttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Its-Here-Put-Away-Your-Pre-Conceptions-on-What-an-OS-Must-Be-Part-III&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Its-Here-Put-Away-Your-Pre-Conceptions-on-What-an-OS-Must-Be-Part-III&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Having witnessed the PC revolution, Traenk pauses to reflect on the GUI world...</p>Wed, 27 May 2009 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Its-Here-Put-Away-Your-Pre-Conceptions-on-What-an-OS-Must-Be-Part-III&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Its-Here-Put-Away-Your-Pre-Conceptions-on-What-an-OS-Must-Be-Part-III&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: It's Here; Put Away Your Pre-Conceptions on What an OS Must Be: Part Ihttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Its-Here-Put-Away-Your-Pre-Conceptions-on-What-an-OS-Must-Be-Part-I1&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Its-Here-Put-Away-Your-Pre-Conceptions-on-What-an-OS-Must-Be-Part-I1&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Traenk relates his past experience with Operating Systems that goes back 25 years, ok, more than that but he ain't tellin'</p>Sun, 24 May 2009 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Its-Here-Put-Away-Your-Pre-Conceptions-on-What-an-OS-Must-Be-Part-I1&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Its-Here-Put-Away-Your-Pre-Conceptions-on-What-an-OS-Must-Be-Part-I1&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: It's Here; Put Away Your Pre-Conceptions on What an OS Must Be: Part IIhttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Its-Here-Put-Away-Your-Pre-Conceptions-on-What-an-OS-Must-Be-Part-II&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Its-Here-Put-Away-Your-Pre-Conceptions-on-What-an-OS-Must-Be-Part-II&WT.rss_ev=a<p>In the last blog in this series, Traenk relates his first experiences with computers and with coding.&nbsp; But now, some years have passed. . .</p>Sun, 24 May 2009 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Its-Here-Put-Away-Your-Pre-Conceptions-on-What-an-OS-Must-Be-Part-II&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Its-Here-Put-Away-Your-Pre-Conceptions-on-What-an-OS-Must-Be-Part-II&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Embedded finessehttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Embedded-finesse&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Embedded-finesse&WT.rss_ev=a<p>What's need for Embedded Wave II</p>Sun, 24 May 2009 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Embedded-finesse&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Embedded-finesse&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Casting Out Daemonshttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Casting-Out-Daemons&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Casting-Out-Daemons&WT.rss_ev=a<p>It's a new computer, and it's also a chance to try out a new vendor.</p>Mon, 09 Feb 2009 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Casting-Out-Daemons&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Casting-Out-Daemons&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Step 1: Legislationhttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Step-1-Legislation&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Step-1-Legislation&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Not sure how we've associated improved and secure coding practice with legislation?</p>Mon, 26 Jan 2009 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Step-1-Legislation&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Step-1-Legislation&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Approaching People Versus Technical Approaches: More 2009 Security Predictionshttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Approaching-People-Versus-Technical-Approaches-More-2009-Security-Predictions&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Approaching-People-Versus-Technical-Approaches-More-2009-Security-Predictions&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Traenk loves computers and technologies.&nbsp; He loves to be a Technical Editor for books.&nbsp; But his views towards security seem to be straying from the Technical to the Personal.</p>Sat, 10 Jan 2009 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Approaching-People-Versus-Technical-Approaches-More-2009-Security-Predictions&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Approaching-People-Versus-Technical-Approaches-More-2009-Security-Predictions&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Are Intrusion Studies Worth the Money? Still more 2009 predictionshttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Are-Intrusion-Studies-Worth-the-Money-Still-more-2009-predictions&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Are-Intrusion-Studies-Worth-the-Money-Still-more-2009-predictions&WT.rss_ev=a<p>There are dozens of security vulnerability scanning tools.&nbsp; Increasingly security analysts take great pains to emphasize their hacking skills.&nbsp; Companies pay out great money to find if they are 'vulnerable'.&nbsp; And in the middle of this, Traenk wonders what the point is to the exercise.</p>Sat, 10 Jan 2009 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Are-Intrusion-Studies-Worth-the-Money-Still-more-2009-predictions&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Are-Intrusion-Studies-Worth-the-Money-Still-more-2009-predictions&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Browser Password Managershttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Browser-Password-Managers&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Browser-Password-Managers&WT.rss_ev=a<p>While exploring Chrome as a browser, I stumbled onto some excellent Browser Password Manager criteria and an online test that helps you assess your browser's security</p>Sun, 04 Jan 2009 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Browser-Password-Managers&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Browser-Password-Managers&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: 2009 Security Predictions: Part IIhttp://www.informit.com/blogs/2009-Security-Predictions-Part-II&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=2009-Security-Predictions-Part-II&WT.rss_ev=a<p>It's that time of year to see what security developments and surprises are waiting for us in 2009</p>Sun, 04 Jan 2009 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/2009-Security-Predictions-Part-II&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=2009-Security-Predictions-Part-II&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: 2009 Info Security Predictions: Part Ihttp://www.informit.com/blogs/2009-Info-Security-Predictions-Part-I&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=2009-Info-Security-Predictions-Part-I&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Traenk ruminates over what's likely to hit security professionals in the coming year.</p>Sun, 28 Dec 2008 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/2009-Info-Security-Predictions-Part-I&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=2009-Info-Security-Predictions-Part-I&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Year End Ideashttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Year-End-Ideas&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Year-End-Ideas&WT.rss_ev=a<p>It's that time of year for bold proclamations and year-end housekeeping</p>Wed, 24 Dec 2008 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Year-End-Ideas&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Year-End-Ideas&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: This Internet Thing! It's so Invasive!http://www.informit.com/blogs/This-Internet-Thing-Its-so-Invasive&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=This-Internet-Thing-Its-so-Invasive&WT.rss_ev=a<p>New ISP = New Challenges and Worries</p>Sun, 14 Dec 2008 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/This-Internet-Thing-Its-so-Invasive&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=This-Internet-Thing-Its-so-Invasive&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Another semester done: Lessons Learned for mehttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Another-semester-done-Lessons-Learned-for-me&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Another-semester-done-Lessons-Learned-for-me&WT.rss_ev=a<p>I teach a Visual Basic .Net class at the local university.&nbsp; Today, I am tired because this was one special class.</p>Sun, 14 Dec 2008 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Another-semester-done-Lessons-Learned-for-me&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Another-semester-done-Lessons-Learned-for-me&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Embedded Woes part IIhttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Embedded-Woes-part-II&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Embedded-Woes-part-II&WT.rss_ev=a<p>The growing linkage of embedded controllers to the Internet may provide special risks to our lives.&nbsp; These controllers exist in automobiles, appliances, specialized electronics.&nbsp; What are likely to be some of those special risks that may occur?</p>Tue, 25 Nov 2008 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Embedded-Woes-part-II&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Embedded-Woes-part-II&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Duty-Loaf designs and Securityhttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Duty-Loaf-designs-and-Security&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Duty-Loaf-designs-and-Security&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Security isn't found in what you've bought or what patches are applied.&nbsp; It's in the process design.</p>Sat, 15 Nov 2008 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Duty-Loaf-designs-and-Security&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Duty-Loaf-designs-and-Security&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: The People Sidehttp://www.informit.com/blogs/The-People-Side&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=The-People-Side&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Cisco has sponsored some excellent research on the People Side of Security</p>Sat, 15 Nov 2008 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/The-People-Side&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=The-People-Side&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Embedded Security Woes: Part 1http://www.informit.com/blogs/Embedded-Security-Woes-Part-1&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Embedded-Security-Woes-Part-1&WT.rss_ev=a<p>What <em>are</em> the coming woes as the embedded world is increasingly linked to public networks like the Internet?</p>Sun, 26 Oct 2008 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Embedded-Security-Woes-Part-1&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Embedded-Security-Woes-Part-1&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: NICE Security Sitehttp://www.informit.com/blogs/NICE-Security-Site&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=NICE-Security-Site&WT.rss_ev=a<p>You really need to add this to y0ur stack of security web links:&nbsp; <a href="http://enisa.europa.eu/">http://enisa.europa.eu/</a></p>Sun, 12 Oct 2008 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/NICE-Security-Site&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=NICE-Security-Site&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Learn Silverlight during Lunchhttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Learn-Silverlight-during-Lunch&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Learn-Silverlight-during-Lunch&WT.rss_ev=a<p>There's a lot of new technology to learn.&nbsp; What's Microsoft doing for you, the technology innovator who's got lots of learning but way too little time???</p>Sun, 12 Oct 2008 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Learn-Silverlight-during-Lunch&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Learn-Silverlight-during-Lunch&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Zune has finally arrived...None too soonhttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Zune-has-finally-arrivedNone-too-soon&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Zune-has-finally-arrivedNone-too-soon&WT.rss_ev=a<p>The latest Zune software and the Zune Marketplace (and the general death of DRM musicfication) have upped the Zune Joy Factor</p>Sun, 12 Oct 2008 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Zune-has-finally-arrivedNone-too-soon&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Zune-has-finally-arrivedNone-too-soon&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Nice features in Visual Studio 2008http://www.informit.com/blogs/Nice-features-in-Visual-Studio-2008&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Nice-features-in-Visual-Studio-2008&WT.rss_ev=a<p>The class is going well, and this semester's gang is really doing well with Visual Studio 2008</p>Sat, 04 Oct 2008 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Nice-features-in-Visual-Studio-2008&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Nice-features-in-Visual-Studio-2008&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: More Embedded Basicshttp://www.informit.com/blogs/More-Embedded-Basics&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=More-Embedded-Basics&WT.rss_ev=a<p>All of us developers are being pulled into the embedded world.&nbsp; What's that mean?</p>Sat, 04 Oct 2008 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/More-Embedded-Basics&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=More-Embedded-Basics&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Embedded? We don't need no stinkin' embedded deviceshttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Embedded-We-dont-need-no-stinkin-embedded-devices&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Embedded-We-dont-need-no-stinkin-embedded-devices&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Traenk is learning about embedded devices, and it is a confusing world to someone more comfortable with full-featured computers.</p>Mon, 01 Sep 2008 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Embedded-We-dont-need-no-stinkin-embedded-devices&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Embedded-We-dont-need-no-stinkin-embedded-devices&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: The case for embedded anythinghttp://www.informit.com/blogs/The-case-for-embedded-anything&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=The-case-for-embedded-anything&WT.rss_ev=a<p>As the need more more pervasive, more secure embedded designs grows, JT offers a series of blogs on the embedded world</p>Mon, 25 Aug 2008 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/The-case-for-embedded-anything&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=The-case-for-embedded-anything&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: One for All or All for one purpose?http://www.informit.com/blogs/One-for-All-or-All-for-one-purpose&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=One-for-All-or-All-for-one-purpose&WT.rss_ev=a<p>What are your thoughts on those all in one boxes?&nbsp; </p>Sun, 10 Aug 2008 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/One-for-All-or-All-for-one-purpose&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=One-for-All-or-All-for-one-purpose&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: New sparks for a smokin' good timehttp://www.informit.com/blogs/New-sparks-for-a-smokin-good-time&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=New-sparks-for-a-smokin-good-time&WT.rss_ev=a<p>You're a geek, a new-ground finder in the IT woods.&nbsp; What's waiting for you, and to be sure, what are you waiting for?</p>Sun, 03 Aug 2008 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/New-sparks-for-a-smokin-good-time&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=New-sparks-for-a-smokin-good-time&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Appliances Equal Ready-Made Security Riskshttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Appliances-Equal-Ready-Made-Security-Risks&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Appliances-Equal-Ready-Made-Security-Risks&WT.rss_ev=a<p>What does Embedded really mean?</p>Sun, 27 Jul 2008 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Appliances-Equal-Ready-Made-Security-Risks&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Appliances-Equal-Ready-Made-Security-Risks&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Vrtually Impossiblehttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Vrtually-Impossible&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Vrtually-Impossible&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Virtualizing Sloppy Practice Makes Security Virtually Impossible</p>Sun, 20 Jul 2008 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Vrtually-Impossible&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Vrtually-Impossible&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Hacking as a Service (HaaS)http://www.informit.com/blogs/Hacking-as-a-Service-HaaS&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Hacking-as-a-Service-HaaS&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Remember stories of teens munching Doritos while making off with all your data?&nbsp; Those days of innocence are long gone.</p>Thu, 17 Jul 2008 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Hacking-as-a-Service-HaaS&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Hacking-as-a-Service-HaaS&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Gary McGraw Does IT Againhttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Gary-McGraw-Does-IT-Again&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Gary-McGraw-Does-IT-Again&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Good books by Gary McGraw predict today's security issues again.</p>Wed, 09 Jul 2008 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Gary-McGraw-Does-IT-Again&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Gary-McGraw-Does-IT-Again&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: P2P Piloting Your Carhttp://www.informit.com/blogs/P2P-Piloting-Your-Car&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=P2P-Piloting-Your-Car&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Will the coming computerization of our appliances and vehicles be implemented securely? </p>Wed, 09 Jul 2008 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/P2P-Piloting-Your-Car&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=P2P-Piloting-Your-Car&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Computer Welthttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Computer-Welt&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Computer-Welt&WT.rss_ev=a<p>John, maybe like Dustin Sullivan, wonders if those who bring embedded systems are ready</p>Sat, 28 Jun 2008 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Computer-Welt&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Computer-Welt&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Old technology and Nostalgiahttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Old-technology-and-Nostalgia&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Old-technology-and-Nostalgia&WT.rss_ev=a<p>John wonders what to do with yesterday's dreams and how to implement Green IT at home</p>Tue, 24 Jun 2008 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Old-technology-and-Nostalgia&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Old-technology-and-Nostalgia&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Monitoring versus Privacy Rights?http://www.informit.com/blogs/Monitoring-versus-Privacy-Rights&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Monitoring-versus-Privacy-Rights&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Is there any right to privacy?&nbsp; Do modern monitoring systems go to far or not far enough?</p>Tue, 24 Jun 2008 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Monitoring-versus-Privacy-Rights&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Monitoring-versus-Privacy-Rights&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Independence from Clunky, Kludgy Forms of Inputhttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Independence-from-Clunky-Kludgy-Forms-of-Input&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Independence-from-Clunky-Kludgy-Forms-of-Input&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Put a Fork in me, I'm Done!</p>Sun, 22 Jun 2008 00:00:00 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Independence-from-Clunky-Kludgy-Forms-of-Input&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Independence-from-Clunky-Kludgy-Forms-of-Input&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Need help from InformIT Readershttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Need-help-from-InformIT-Readers&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Need-help-from-InformIT-Readers&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Need advice finding a portable Digital Recorder for my motorcycle rides</p>Sun, 30 Mar 2008 08:22:37 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Need-help-from-InformIT-Readers&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Need-help-from-InformIT-Readers&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: guard your CISSP statushttp://www.informit.com/blogs/guard-your-CISSP-status&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=guard-your-CISSP-status&WT.rss_ev=a<p>New procedures at (ISC)2 may foster your mistake</p>Sun, 30 Mar 2008 08:10:07 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/guard-your-CISSP-status&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=guard-your-CISSP-status&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Application security--the new unknownhttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Application-security-the-new-unknown&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Application-security-the-new-unknown&WT.rss_ev=a<p>I've been reading and enjoying Gary McGraw's three books on application security.&nbsp; Each and all is a phenomenal read.&nbsp; [And worth buying...Won't loan mine]</p>Sat, 29 Mar 2008 10:44:19 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Application-security-the-new-unknown&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Application-security-the-new-unknown&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Where is the computer?http://www.informit.com/blogs/Where-is-the-computer&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Where-is-the-computer&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Take a look around you.&nbsp; Can you spot the computer in your apartment, in your living room?</p> <p />Sat, 29 Mar 2008 10:35:32 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Where-is-the-computer&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Where-is-the-computer&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Hack a Mac: New Pressures @ CanSecWesthttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Hack-a-Mac-New-Pressures-CanSecWest&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Hack-a-Mac-New-Pressures-CanSecWest&WT.rss_ev=a<p>I wrote this a few months ago.&nbsp; Now that the Mac crumbled in 2 minutes during the Pwn to Own contest at CanSecWest, the ideas are especially important</p>Sat, 29 Mar 2008 10:29:52 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Hack-a-Mac-New-Pressures-CanSecWest&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Hack-a-Mac-New-Pressures-CanSecWest&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Marcus Ranum has engaging security postingshttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Marcus-Ranum-has-engaging-security-postings&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Marcus-Ranum-has-engaging-security-postings&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Do you like despair.com's postings?&nbsp; Marcus provides a humor with a security bent.</p>Sat, 29 Mar 2008 10:13:01 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Marcus-Ranum-has-engaging-security-postings&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Marcus-Ranum-has-engaging-security-postings&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: MVP again, with work, and Visual Studio 2008http://www.informit.com/blogs/MVP-again-with-work-and-Visual-Studio-2008&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=MVP-again-with-work-and-Visual-Studio-2008&WT.rss_ev=aJohn Traenkenschuh writes about the continuing improvements made to Visual Basic...<br />Wed, 16 Jan 2008 21:40:14 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/MVP-again-with-work-and-Visual-Studio-2008&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=MVP-again-with-work-and-Visual-Studio-2008&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Physical security is Information Securityhttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Physical-security-is-Information-Security&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Physical-security-is-Information-Security&WT.rss_ev=aPundits predict the eventual merging of Physical Security and Information Security fields.&nbsp; That may not be a bad thing?<br />Wed, 16 Jan 2008 21:22:59 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Physical-security-is-Information-Security&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Physical-security-is-Information-Security&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: 2008 Security predictionshttp://www.informit.com/blogs/2008-Security-predictions&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=2008-Security-predictions&WT.rss_ev=aI think 2008 will be a real year of change for the Security Practitioner and Security field.<br />Wed, 02 Jan 2008 22:07:13 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/2008-Security-predictions&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=2008-Security-predictions&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Compact Ironyhttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Compact-Irony&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Compact-Irony&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Have you studied the articles regarding the iPhone?&nbsp; Who knew a mobile device could inflict such damage?&nbsp; You did, of course...</p>Mon, 24 Dec 2007 09:30:49 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Compact-Irony&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Compact-Irony&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Giving Back: Act IIhttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Giving-Back-Act-II&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Giving-Back-Act-II&WT.rss_ev=a<p> </p> <p>Center for Internet Security Benchmark is Done!</p>Mon, 24 Dec 2007 09:14:58 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Giving-Back-Act-II&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Giving-Back-Act-II&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Closed goes Open?http://www.informit.com/blogs/Closed-goes-Open&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Closed-goes-Open&WT.rss_ev=aWhat IS the real impact to the .Net Framework source code being available to developers?<br />Sat, 06 Oct 2007 11:51:06 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Closed-goes-Open&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Closed-goes-Open&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Giving Backhttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Giving-Back&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Giving-Back&WT.rss_ev=a<p>Anyone can complain about firewall security.&nbsp; Maybe you can do something about it?<br /> </p>Sat, 06 Oct 2007 11:39:50 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Giving-Back&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Giving-Back&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Open Source Securityhttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Open-Source-Security&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Open-Source-Security&WT.rss_ev=a<p>I like Open Source, but I don't like vendors who munge versions or who don't update their code quickly enough.&nbsp; That said, can't you type 'make'?</p>Tue, 21 Aug 2007 20:15:30 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Open-Source-Security&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Open-Source-Security&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: Are Certifications Worth It?http://www.informit.com/blogs/Are-Certifications-Worth-It&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Are-Certifications-Worth-It&WT.rss_ev=a<p>You scan the available certifications and wonder, &quot;Are They Really Worth the Trouble?&quot;</p>Sat, 18 Aug 2007 23:33:08 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/Are-Certifications-Worth-It&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=Are-Certifications-Worth-It&WT.rss_ev=aBlog :: VB goodieshttp://www.informit.com/blogs/VB-goodies&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=VB-goodies&WT.rss_ev=a<p>VB .Net Free Learning Tools</p>Sat, 18 Aug 2007 23:15:28 GMThttp://www.informit.com/blogs/VB-goodies&WT.rss_f=AuthorBlog&WT.rss_a=VB-goodies&WT.rss_ev=a