With Rich pretty much out of commission this week and my very last minute preparation for Source Boston underway, this week’s post with be a short one. Plus I need to install the current Mac OS X patches and reboot all of the computers in the house. That little bouncing icon is finally going to get it’s way. On that note, has anyone out there ever looked at the viability of polluting the Apple downloads? Every time I click one of these I am always uncertain why I trust it or how I could verify the contents if I really wanted to. But at the moment, that sounds like too much work to investigate. Perhaps I should simply remain happy and ignorant of the process.
Webcasts, Podcasts, Outside Writing, and Conferences:
- Nothing. Nada. We have been oddly absent.
Favorite Securosis Posts:
- Rich: Pass. (No, his favorite post this week is, of course, The Nugget Has Landed.)
- Adrian: While it is really too long to be a blog post, My Perspective on Data Security and the US Government is my favorite of the week.
Favorite Outside Posts:
- Adrian: Thank goodness Mike Rothman wrote this, with typical humor and eloquence, to capture the essence of the recent Visa press releases and associated Network World article. We are all trying to decipher what exactly they are telling us, and speculating that there is a lot they are not telling us. No way I could have been this fair and even-handed.
- Rich: Pass.
Top News and Posts:
- What? Greeks invade Malta? Oh, sorry, no, just a Trojan on a Server.
- In what is probably a non-news event, Cisco launched email security delivered as SaaS. Most of their major competitors are hosted or a service, but not both, so technically this is an advantage. My feeling is it provides the right migration path for current customers, but the real question is will they care? Is this really compelling enough for new customers to adopt?
- Firefox security patches available.
- Gmail CSRF attack: How big of a threat, really?
- More stock worries.
- Twitter Security Hole. Again?
- Wow. The largest financial institution in the world is now a penny stock.
- One of the funniest commentaries on “financial news” I have seen in a long time.
- Everywhere I go on line, there seems to be huge buzz being generated for Beatles Rock Band.
Blog Comment of the Week from Stiennon:
One question: Is she a Parrot Head?
Congrats Rich and Sharon!
She will be … we have tickets to go next weekend!