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Security Strategy: From Requirements To Reality 64

Posted by samzenpus
from the protect-ya-neck dept.
brothke writes "Security Engineering: A Guide to Building Dependable Distributed Systems by Ross Anderson is arguably the best information security book ever written. Anderson's premise is that security technology needs to take a structured engineering approach to systems design, with detailed requirements and specification from start-up to development and implementation; just as those designing buildings and bridges do. Without a deeply embedded structured approach to security systems design, Anderson argued that we find ourselves in the situation we are in today, with applications and operating systems full of bugs, vulnerabilities and other serious security flaws. As good as Security Engineering is, it was not written to be a detailed information security design guide. That vacuum has been filled by an incredibly important and valuable new bookSecurity Strategy: From Requirements to Reality." Read on for the rest of Ben's review.
Software

+ - Dutch internet pirates aqcuitted->

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nu.nl
nu.nl writes "Original article in dutch.

Rotterdam — The judges of the court of Rotterdam have acquitted the five administrators of large websites of large scale piracy.

By handling illegal copies of movies and music the suspects were accused of being a criminal organization that infringed copyrights on a large scale. The court of Rotterdam (Netherlands) acquitted them.

Three of the 5 men (aged 21 to 34) from Amstelveen, Rotterdam, Maarssen and Maastricht did get a 250 Euro fine because they copied some of the music and films to internet. The suspects were accused with being the administration behind the internet pages releases4u.com and shareconnector.com

The DoJ thinks these sites to be the largest piracy sites ever in the Netherlands have been taken down. The DoJ therefore asked a fine of 5000 Euro and six months jail time. It was one of the first times that a group of dutch pirates were brought before the Dutch justice system.

On Releases4u.com and Shareconnector.com the suspects hosted codes that lead to files that were present on the sharing network of eDonkey. These codes (hash links) to illegal files are considered to be illegal according to the prosecutor. The judge did not find enough evidence that the five put these links on the internet.

The five suspects would, according to chairman S. van Klaveren. not infringe on copyrights of others for a profit. The judge found no concrete evidence for spreading the illegal files."

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The Almighty Buck

+ - NFL Will Force Press To Wear Sponsor Logos

Submitted by i_like_spam
i_like_spam (874080) writes "In a story covered by the National Press Photographers Association, photojournalists are protesting a new rule for the upcoming NFL season that will force them to wear red vests emblazoned with the corporate logos of Reebok and Canon during televised games. The chair of the NPPA's Ethics & Standards Committee responds

'It totally goes against our Code of Ethics to force photographers to advertise as if they were some sort of NASCAR vehicle. We are independent gatherers of news, storytellers with no agendas. Our integrity comes from objectivity. Do reporters put up with this kind of disrespect from the NFL?'

In a related incident, photographers covering the Fiesta bowl earlier this year were told to wear vests with the Tostitos logo. They retaliated by wearing the vests inside out."
Television

+ - NFL Forcing Press To Wear Sponsor Logos

Submitted by i_like_spam
i_like_spam (874080) writes "In a story covered by the National Press Photographers Association, photojournalists are protesting a new rule for the upcoming NFL season that will force them to wear red vests emblazoned with the corporate logos of Reebok and Canon during televised games. The chair of the NPPA's Ethics & Standards Committee fires back

"It totally goes against our Code of Ethics to force photographers to advertise as if they were some sort of NASCAR vehicle. We are independent gatherers of news, storytellers with no agendas. Our integrity comes from objectivity. Do reporters put up with this kind of disrespect from the NFL?"
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Privacy

+ - Google Streetview Camera Car Fleet Ready To Go->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "A camera-toting tipster saw what appeared to be a giant armada of Chevy Cobalt cars in the Google parking lot, getting ready to take pictures of the entire world (or thereabouts) with special 360 cameras. The tipster says he followed a Google camera van as it cruised back to its Mountain View, California lair yesterday after that van finished a session of picture taking for Google's Streetview navigation site, and exactly what did he see there?"
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