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Ministry of Propaganda - 11/Apr/2004: "Sunday reading"

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Sunday reading

Today was a mostly grey day (apart from late morning, when I went jogging and managed to catch a little bit of sun), a good day for some reading. Here are a few things I found interesting today, it's a variety of links, I hope you find something interesting for you as well:

I also finished reading Christopher Brookmyre's "Be my enemy" this morning. It was a good read, but probably one of his weaker books, in particular in the Jack Parlabane series. Parlabane is invited to attend a promotional run for an exclusive executive team building event. Soon after strange events begin and the first dead bodies appear. A few interesting conspiracy theories are woven in as well as a few good puns. But that's about it. A good read, but not outstanding. Say, 3 out of 5 points.

While I'm on the topic of recent reads, a week or so ago I finished Kevin D Mitnick - The Art of Deception: Controlling the Human Element of Security. An interesting and quite scary read about social engineering and possibilities to protect against it. The only problem I had with it that I felt it to be repetitive in a way. Most of the examples were very similar, making me think didn't I just read that? I think a few more varied examples and a bit of research/ examples from non-US countries would have been beneficial. Nevertheless I would recommend it to everyone interested in the topic of security and social engineering. OK, 4 out of 5 seems about right.

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Entry trivia

Dodgy picture of the moment:

Picture of Armin and Papi reading

I might have had this before, but it just fits so nicely to today's topic...

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