Friday Security Roundup – December 18, 2015

Happy birthday, HTML 4.0! There were earlier versions of Tim Berners-Lee’s HyperText Markup Language dating back to 1993, and a lot of folks upstream who contributed concepts to what became HTML (from Vannavar Bush to Jorge Luis Borges) – but today marks exactly eighteen years since the specs were released for HTML 4.0. That version (well, … Continued

Friday Security Roundup – December 11, 2015

This week SSL.com’s Friday Security Roundup is pleased to note that today is the birthday of Max Born. A world-class theorist and Nobel laureate for his work in quantum physics, Born was a lifelong friend of Albert Einstein – it was in a letter to Born that Einstein famously noted (in so many words) that … Continued

SSL.com’s Friday Security Roundup – June 5, 2015

In this weeks’ Friday Security Roundup, we note the second anniversary of the initial news articles based on the Edward Snowden disclosures, published in British paper the Guardian and variously met with statements from “a serious setback for Western intelligence” to “Good news! You’re not paranoid!“) It’s also the 14th anniversary of Tropical Storm Allison, which dropped some 40 … Continued

SSL.com’s Friday Security Roundup – May 29, 2015

  Happy birthday Peter Higgs and the Rite of Spring! This weeks’ Friday Security Roundup salutes the theoretical physicist who won the Nobel prize for working out a well-regarded mechanism for how the universe works (and lent his name to “the most sought-after particle in modern physics”) and also Igor Stravinsky’s ballet, which famously caused quite the brouhaha … Continued

SSL.com’s Friday Security Roundup – May 22, 2015

SSL.com’s Friday Security Roundup – May 22, 2015 Happy birthday William Sturgeon! This weeks’ Friday Security Roundup salutes the sadly neglected English inventor who came up with a little something you might have heard called the electromagnet. He also whipped up the first galvanometer, which led to (among other things) bar code scanners and the head positioning servos in your DVD-ROM … Continued

SSL.com’s Friday Security Roundup – May 15, 2015

  It’s May 15th – which as you no doubt already know is both the 45th anniversary of the selection of the first two female generals in the U. S. Army and the 94th anniversary of the Winnipeg General Strike. (Both of these historical turning points should be taught in schools – if only to … Continued

SSL.com’s Friday Security Roundup – May 8, 2015

  Happy birthday, Harry S Truman! And it’s the 45th anniversary of the release of the Beatle’s last album. In this weeks’ Friday Security Roundup, we can’t decide whether to give ’em hell or let ’em be – maybe a bit of both? Either way, SSL.com reviews some of the security issues that we’ve been following this … Continued

SSL.com’s Friday Security Roundup – May 1, 2015

  Happy May Day! (“Red root?” “Green root?” Just don’t get fooled by a fake root.) It’s the International Workers’ Day edition of the Friday Security Roundup, where SSL.com reviews some of the security issues that we’ve been following this week.

SSL.com’s Friday Security Roundup – April 24, 2015

  From Houston, Texas– home to the Rockets, big rockets, a great collection of rocks and which knows how to rock – welcome to our Friday Security Roundup, where SSL.com reviews some of the security issues that we’ve been following this week.