Archive for March 22, 2007

OK, Truly Geeky, But Still Somewhat Tempting

Shoulderholster

Gizmodo writes about a shoulder, and a Hip Gadget Holder. Yes, I see the similarities with the fanny pack. But O how I hate carrying all the stuff around in my pants and jacket. My messenger bag, while nice, isn’t really a jackpack either. And there is something basically bad about carrying valuables in a messenger bag. With something like this, you’ll either look like a gun-toting madman, or too much of a geek to rob.

I’m betting it’s better to see in theory than to actually be seen wearing.

If you want it for a better price, how ever, you can buy it from this site.

March 22, 2007 at 22:51 Leave a comment

Swedbank Panikändrar Säkerheten! (Vem Bryr Sig? Alla Är Lika Sårbara).

På IDG kan vi läsa om Swedbanks panikändring av sitt inloggningssystem för att ett par studenter från BTH har hittat en lucka i systemet. All heder till studenterna, det verkar vara en väldigt elegant lösning de har gjort som använder flera angreppsvektorer. Jag gillar tänket, och det är tjusigt att angripa hemma-routrarna. Självklart blir en sådan här grej uppskriven i media, och stackars Swedbank blir utpekade. Fast det är ett problem som i stort sett vilken sida som helst är sårbar för. Det är en Mannen-i-mitten-attack, något som säkerhetsfolk har framhållit som lite av en helig Graal vad gäller säkerhetsproblem länge nu. Låt mig förklara (och skälla än mer på media)…

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March 22, 2007 at 14:54 2 comments

Ett Kärnkraftsverk Bombhotas Och Det Är Effektivt Nog

Hos DN kan vi läsa om att Forsmark bombhotades, blev utrymt och rent av evakuerat. SvD skriver (mycket bättre) en artikel om Polisens arbete och om bombhotet. Skräck och rädsla. I en TV-intervju fick vi dessutom veta att besökare inte visiteras, men att fordon brukar kontrolleras. Nu finns det ju lite olika sätt att tänka här:

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March 22, 2007 at 13:02 Leave a comment

Bulletproof Yourself

Yes, I find body armour to be… Cool. Luckily I’ve never had the need for it myself, but it is an interesting aspect of physical security. And it is quite high tech. For the paranoid/threatened amongst us, Spycatchers Bullet/Stab-proof jacket has been the ultimate jacket for a long time. It is quite nice looking, acceptable heavy (3 kilo) and offers a decent degree of protection while not looking like the typical body armour. The absence of ceramic plating and similar harder protection means that it should be rather worthless against high speed rifle ammo or armour piercing pistol ammo like the Swedish Army’s 39/B. If that is an everyday threat for you, you should probably consider travelling around in a tank, however.

But, technology moves forward. The fabrics are constantly getting more high tech. The Dow Corning Active Protection System is a fabric that gets hard, instantly, in case of impacts. The manufacturer claims superiour protection compared to older materials, even hard Kevlar. That would be amazing if it was true. The comfort levels of body armour would increase tenfold. And there are a bunch of civilian applications to, sports protection, mouth guards etc. Or why not just shoes with protected toes when there are an impact to them, leaving the shoes soft and nice at other times? Brilliant.

March 22, 2007 at 12:36 2 comments


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