Monthly Archives: July 2014

Re: E-mail

The Globe&Mail dedicated half a page of the Report on Business section to managing your inbox today. People who work with me know that if you want to get ahold of me quickly, E-mail is not the way to go … Continue reading

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ICS Security: Current and Future Focus

The flurry of DNP3-related vulnerabilities reported to ICS-CERT as part of Automatak’s project Robus seems to have subsided a bit, so it may be time to take a look at where we are regarding ICS security, and where we might … Continue reading

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Is Open Source software security falling apart?

There have been a number of well-publicized security flaws in open source software lately — the most well-publicized of course being the OpenSSL Heartbleed bug1. Then there’s the demise of Truecrypt, recent bugs in GnuTLS and recent bugs in the … Continue reading

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“A camel is a horse designed by a committee”

I don’t usually use this blog to vent frustration, but I’ve been reading standards lately… There are four versions of the horse: Pony. Horses as the Good Lord intended them. Strong and sturdy, yet soft and cuddly; obedient yet intelligent; … Continue reading

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Vlinder Software announces the new Arachnida website

Vlinder Software is happy to announce the new website for the Arachnida HTTP(S) webserver/client framework is now live. You can find documentation and information for the webserver/client framework at arachnida.ca. Information will be added to the site on an ongoing … Continue reading Continue reading

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