Just came across this: vein pattern recognition as a form of biometric authentication… much more reliable than finger-print biometrics according to the article linked into Bruce’s blog.
Day: 8 August 2007
Where to draw the line?
I found this on Laurens blog.
‘That appears to be essentially the plan of some legislators in California, who are pushing for a law making it illegal to display photos of young children on the Internet “without permission.” Note that the idea isn’t just to prohibit pornographic photos, or naked photos, but all photos of “toddlers” — including fully clothed in completely public settings.’
This seems quite ridiculous to me living in a society with a very open culture. Although I do understand that the culture in the US, and clearly in California is somewhat reserved. I try to understand this… but still it does seem a little over the top… next it will be illegal to take pictures of children… or an indication of guilt of pedophile tendencies….. please let’s not take this route…
How do you get a password out of an IRS agent? Just ask:
lol, look what I found on Bruce Schneier’s blog!
Sixty-one of the 102 people who got the test calls, including managers and a contractor, complied with a request that the employee provide his or her user name and temporarily change his or her password to one the caller suggested, according to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, an office that does oversight of Internal Revenue Service.