March 2009 archive

Hunting Experience

We went hunting over the three day weekend and killed these two plus three smaller ones. I can’t remember how many shots it took, but it was a lot!

Talk About Luck

Can you believe it? This guy wins 181 million in the lottery on a Wednesday, and then finds the love of his life just 2 days later. Talk about LUCK!

Areas Digital Forensic Investigators Find Evidence

[Abstract] The purpose of this document is to provide a basic understanding of computer forensics by identifying five areas in computers and computer applications a forensic investigator can look for digital evidence. Also included within this document are three types of criminal investigations that can utilize the services of computer forensic investigators. Lastly, a description …

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Challenges Forensic Investigators Face

[Abstract] The purpose of this document is to provide a basic understanding of computer forensics by identifying five technology-related challenges that digital forensics investigators are faced with. Also included within this document are solutions to resolve each of the challenges. This document is intended for anybody looking to gain a basic knowledge or understanding of …

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Another Thawte Notary 10 Points

Today I took a train for 1 hour to a little place called Tsutsujigaoka. This is in Tokyo, but it is probably a part of Tokyo that I would not normally go to. When I got there I was met by a nice German guy who works for a bank. We went to a coffee …

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Don’t Choke on Food in the South

Two hillbillies walk into a restaurant. While having a bite to eat, they talk about their moonshine operation. Suddenly, a woman at a nearby table, who is eating a sandwich, begins to cough, and after a minute or so, it becomes apparent that she is in real distress. One of the hillbillies looks at her …

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Thawte Notary 10 Points

Today I took the train for about an hour and stopped at Kawasaki to meet a Japanese guy who worked at IBM. We filled out the necessary forms right there in the train station and then I had to fight rush hour traffic for an hour to get back home. That was my first time …

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Thawte Notary

I have recently embarked on a new venture and it is to obtain a Thawte web of trust notary status. In order to obtain this status I have to accumulate 100 points by meeting with different people face to face and filling out paperwork that verifies we met face to face and showing my identification …

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Billy Bob Gets Deflowered

In a small town in Tennessee, Big Bubba decides it’s time for his son, 14 year old Billy Bob, to learn the facts of life. He takes him to the local house of ill repute, which is fronted by a beauty parlor. Bubba introduces Billy Bob to the madam, and explains that it’s time for …

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Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)

Abstract The purpose of this document is to provide a basic knowledge and understanding of the Internet Protocol Security otherwise known as IPSec to include additional protocols that are used as part of the IPsec suite. This document is intended for anybody looking to gain a basic knowledge and understand of what IPSec is and …

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Pretty Good Privacy

Abstract The purpose of this document is to provide a basic understanding Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) and how it applies to message security. Also included within this document is an explanation to provide a basic understanding of what functions PGP performs to ensure a message is secured. Finally this paper explains why the first two …

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I Was Drugged

Digital Signature Properties

Abstract The purpose of this document is to explain specific properties that a digital signature should have. This document also provides an explanation of the differences between direct and arbitrated digital signatures. Lastly this document explains what a suppress-replay attack entails. This document is intended for anybody looking to gain a basic understanding or a …

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Message Authentication

Abstract The purpose of this document is to define message authentication, as well as, to identify different types of attacks that message authentication was designed to protect against. This document is intended for anybody looking to gain a basic knowledge or understanding of message authentication. Content A Message Authentication Code (MAC) is a short piece …

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Two Plastic Bags

A little old lady was walking down the street dragging two large plastic garbage bags behind her. One of the bags was ripped and every once in a while a $20 fell out onto the sidewalk. Noticing this, a policeman stopped her, and said, “Ma’am, there are $20 bills falling out of that bag. Oh …

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Bass Pro Shop

A woman goes into Bass Pro Shop to buy a rod and reel for her grandson’s birthday. She doesn’t know which one to get; so she grabs one and goes over to the counter. A Bass Pro Shop associate is standing there wearing dark glasses. She says, ‘Excuse me, sir. Can you tell me anything …

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Wife 1.0

Dear Tech Support: Last year I upgraded from Girlfriend 7.0 to Wife 1.0. I soon noticed that the new program began unexpected child processing that took up a lot of space and valuable resources. In addition, Wife 1.0 installed itself into all other programs and now monitors all other system activity, such as Poker Night …

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When Daddy Calls

‘Hello?’ ‘Hi honey. This is Daddy. Is Mommy near the phone?’ ‘No Daddy. She’s upstairs in the bedroom with Uncle Paul.’ After a brief pause, Daddy says, ‘But honey, you haven’t got an Uncle Paul.’ ‘Oh yes I do, and he’s upstairs in the room with Mommy, right now.’ Brief Pause. ‘Uh, okay then, this …

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Public-key Directory

Abstract The purpose of this document is to explain the four key elements to a public-key directory. Also included in this document is an explanation of what a public-key certificate is. This document is intended for anybody looking to gain knowledge about public-keys and public-key certificates. Content When working with the public-key cryptography there is …

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Public-key Cryptography

Abstract The purpose of this document is to provide a basic understanding of public-key cryptography. Also included within this document is a description of the basic components to the public-key cryptography system. This document is intended for anybody looking to gain a basic understanding or knowledge of public-key cryptography. Content When the Internet was first …

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