Archive for September, 2011

CISSP value vs. security industry growth

September 23rd, 2011 Comments off

How many CISSPs are needed or is it just more money for ISC2? I agree with some of what McKeay is saying and it makes me start thinkng of the ISSA. We had a chapter here in the Shreveport/Bossier area for a few years and never got much or any support from ISSA and it was more like $100 for yearly dues. That was the main complaint I heard from everyone in the chapter or from folks that wanted to join. “That sure is a lot of money for not getting anything from ISSA. Can’t we just meet and have meetings without being called a chapter of the ISSA?” I believe the CISSP numbers have went from 35,000 in 2005 to more than 75,000 in 2011. I don’t know what the answer is but I can’t say that I get much out of ISC2 but a new certification letter every three years now, but I’m not letting it go!

(ISC)2 at a crossroads: CISSP value vs. security industry growth.

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Launching Google Wallet

September 20th, 2011 Comments off

What do you think about Google Wallet and how long before it will be more main stream? I’m all about some geeky gadgets and cool technology but I still get pissed off getting behind folks in the store that can’t use their debit card, food stamp card, or WIC card! I guess this will mainly be the younger folks and maybe I won’t have to show my father-in-law how to use it!

Will this make privacy and ID theft more of an issue and are you gonna use it?

Official Google Blog: Launching Google Wallet on Sprint and working with Visa, American Express and Discover.

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Is Android really free software?

September 19th, 2011 Comments off

If you ever wonder much about Android and it’s relation to Linux and GNU or how Google has it licensed, this is a pretty good article that I’m sure knows a lot about the subject.

Article by Richard Stallman

Is Android really free software? | Technology |

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Most hated jobs

September 16th, 2011 Comments off

Interesting list of most hated jobs. Are you on the list? At least check out the list and see what’s #1.

10-most-hated-jobs-cnbc: Personal Finance News from Yahoo! Finance.

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Google MAC Privacy

September 15th, 2011 Comments off

Do you care if Google knows your wireless router’s MAC address. I guess some folks do and you may be able to purge it from their databases sometime this fall.

Google to let you opt out your wireless router | BroadbandExpert.

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WAN enabled UPnP

September 12th, 2011 Comments off

Not sure why you would enable UPnP on the WAN side if your router but you might want to check some settings. I guess the only reason I can think of it being enabled might be for some gaming apps but check out this article and you may want to find a way around it opening this problem.

UPnP enabled of your WAN side could be a big problem!

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