the world’s first hacker movie?

I just watched Hot Millions, a 1968 film which just might be the world’s first hacker film… with Peter Ustinov as the hacker.  As a computer security professional, I can state that this is a completely factual and realistic portrayal of the challenges we face every day – including blowing the lid off of the critical blue lights which protect computers from embezzlers and other evil doers (other than the cleaning lady).  A must view for all security pros and those that love them.

http://i.cdn.turner.com/v5cache/TCM/cvp/container/mediaroom_embed.swf?context=embed&videoId=16682

the world’s first hacker movie?

authentication via butt-prints?

Tasty snack... or identity theft tool??

From the “you can’t make this stuff up” file…

Cars of the future may use the driver’s rear end as identity protection, through a system developed at Japan’s Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology. A report surfaced earlier this month that researchers there developed a system that can recognize a person by the backside when the person takes a seat. The system performs a precise measurement of the person’s posterior, its contours and the way the person applies pressure on the seat. The developers say that in lab tests, the system was able to recognize people with 98 percent accuracy.  

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authentication via butt-prints?

Der Fuhrer on Cloud Computing Security

Here’s a cute (if somewhat tasteless) video of Hitler learning about Cloud Computing Security in the bunker.  This gem comes from security industry iconoclast Marcus Ranum

On a side note, this scene from the (excellent and disturbing) movie Downfall, has been total Internet gold (warning – some salty language within)…

Hitler responds to the iPad

Hitler gets deleted from Facebook

Hitler’s Nightly Build Fails

There are a million of em…

Der Fuhrer on Cloud Computing Security