Me on Identity Theft

At the kickoff reception for the IT Security Summit in Johannesburg, there was a bit of industrial theater about identity theft. Someone tried to pretend he was me; it was pretty funny, really. Someone captured my discussion after on video.

Posted on June 15, 2007 at 12:15 PM • 11 Comments


flunked biologyJune 15, 2007 12:30 PM

> Next up Phil Zimmermann speaks via ISDN link about VOIP encryption (ten days after quintuple bypass surgery).

I didn't know there was such a thing as quintuple bypass surgery. Phil's heart has 5 chambers?

Matthew SkalaJune 15, 2007 1:38 PM

Quintuple bypass surgery means bypassing five arteries, not five chambers. There are lots of arteries, and how many of them you could bypass is limited mostly by the complexity of the operation required, not the number of chambers in the heart.

Lou the trollJune 15, 2007 1:39 PM

@flunked biology: Quintuple bypass refer to the number of coronary arteries bypassed in the procedure.

Old FlattopJune 15, 2007 2:08 PM

Of course, we still don't know that you are you. The you we think we know wasn't widely recognized until the mid-1990s and we don't even know that that you is still you. The pretender might actually be you and you might actually be the pretender. But neither might be you: The real you might be locked in a cell beneath the cafeteria in Fort Meade.

All we really know is that Chuck Norris is really Chuck Norris and Paul is dead.

Alan PorterJune 15, 2007 2:38 PM

Old Flattop> Of course, we still don't know that you are you.

But we don't care about Bruce's IDENTITY. We care about his INTENT.

someguyJune 18, 2007 10:21 AM

a bit off-topic now ... but regarding Matt's posting on the meetinging one's self at Starbucks story. Did you notice the culpability of the bank? "... unsolicited mailing from the bank".

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