2006.11.21 Daily Security Reading

Audio For ‘Privacy Is Dead’ Talk Now Online

The Steve Rambam talk at HOPE Number Six was disrupted by his arrest minutes before he was scheduled to go on stage – HOPE Number Six finally came to an end with a three hour talk at the Stevens Institute in Hoboken, New Jersey that focused on just how much information on each of us is readily accessible to virtually anyone. Steve also revealed all of the information he was able to find on a volunteer "victim" and answered all sorts of questions from the standing room only audience, including what really happened back in July.

Could Hollywood hack your PC?

Congress is about to consider an entertainment industry proposal that would authorize copyright holders to disable PCs used for illicit file trading.

New Google Service Will Manipulate Caller-ID

Google has made available a new "Click-to-Call" service that will automatically connect users to business phone listings found via Google search results. Of concern is that Google says that it will manipulate the caller-ID on the calls made to the user-provided number, to match that of the business being called – thus allowing potential for abuse.