David June 17, 2011 6:29 PM


Perhaps it’s a metaphor for the way the tentacles of security theatre will invade every aspect of society? (At least, ten aspects…)

Or perhaps secret code hidden in the patterns in the squid images…maybe the squid overlords are trying to tell us something.

Maybe it’s just a chance to relax, a la the old Cousteau shows, like here:

Sorry, @Bruce, but at least it has squids in it!

Richard Steven Hack June 17, 2011 6:32 PM

Another biggie breached:

Hackers Target Major Payroll Company in Breach


ADP maintains only one of its clients was attacked and stresses protecting its customers as the number one priority. The company has more than a half a million clients, ranging from major retailers to offices and small businesses who entrust ADP with their employees’ personal info.

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Definitely would be one of my major targets. But with half a million clients, how sure can ADP be that only ONE was affected? Ever?

And now that it’s proven to have had a breach, how long before the rest of the hacking world descends on them?

Richard Steven Hack June 17, 2011 6:38 PM

The story behind the mysterious CyanogenMod update

“The issue arises since publicly available private keys in the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) are often used to sign the custom ROM builds. In the Android security model, any application signed with the same platform signer as the system image can request permissions not available to normal applications, including the ability to install or uninstall applications without user intervention.”

That sounds stupid to me.

some other dude June 17, 2011 7:12 PM

“I thought you said Bruce Schneier was dead?”
“I said he sleeps with the fishes, I didn’t say he was dead.”

tommy June 17, 2011 9:59 PM

Oh, wow, that is beautiful. I’ve seen squid on night dives before, but never with such luminosity or in such detail.

@ PrometheeFeu:

We all have our little side interests. Bruce has his; don’t you have yours, as I have mine?

Which cleverly segues into:

OFF-TOPIC for US Readers:

Don’t forget Dad on Father’s Day this Sunday.

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Happy Father’s Day to all.

Frances June 17, 2011 10:06 PM

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