A weekly summary of what I’ve been doing elsewhere on the internets. Last week I said something’s gotta give. This week it gave.
Stress and exhaustion and a much lower productivity level than the previous two weeks has led to this post being two days late.
- Patch Monday episode 95, “Malware? It’s just business!” Malware, these days, is so good that it simply has to be produced by professional development teams. As Yuval Ben-Itzhak, chief technology officer of AVG, explains, malware is distributed automatically, and runs on millions of target computers without causing any visible signs that something bad is happening.
- Air-gap security an “enduring fairy tale”: Byres, for CSO. Further commentary on the security of industrial control systems from Eric Byres, essentially a follow-up to my Son of Stuxnet within a year: expert for ZDNet Australia.
- Cyber threats the focus for Quintet of Attorneys-General, for CSO.
- On Monday 4 July I had an extremely long lunch with people who are continuing their interest in having me work with them on a forthcoming media project. I still can’t say much, except I will drop in one word: Television.
Most of my day-to-day observations are on my high-volume Twitter stream, and random photos and other observations turn up on my Posterous stream. The photos also appear on Flickr, where I eventually add geolocation data and tags.
[Photo: The Wilds of Lilyfield, the view eastwards towards the Sydney CBD from the corner of Lilyfield and Balmain Roads.]