Private online communication – a matter of decency

I feel there is something inherently indecent about having a private conversation, while someone else is listening in. With modern Internet communication, that “someone else” is usually a corporation or a government.

It’s not the-STASI-is-listening-so-we-better-behave feeling that bugs me. It’s more the “I am a decent human being and I have the right to share my thoughts with my loved ones, and just with them!” feeling.

In that spirit, I encourage as many people as possible to use tools like Jitsi. Not allowing others to snoop on your private life is a matter of human decency, and you deserve it.

Get Jitsi:

Use Jitsi for private voice calls that do not allow eavesdropping:

Anyone with a Google account can make encrypted, private voice calls by using Jitsi as shown above. If you don’t have a Google account, you use any of the (many) other services Jitsi supports (MSN, Yahoo!, AIM, ICQ, SIP, XMPP, but not Facebook – they don’t support secure calls).

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Good analysis of the “Why you should not get a CISSP” Twitter storm kicked up by the recent DEFCON talk of the same title.

- ex[b10w]sive security -

There’s been quite a lot of conversation on Twitter by the InfoSec community about the CISSP. Most of the hubbub has been generated by the Skytalk given by Timmay and a little help from Jericho at I was one of the fortunate folks to have a (nearly) front-row seat for this talk and I’ll be the first to say that I agree 100% with what was said. The title of the talk was “Why You Should Not Get A CISSP” – not “All CISSPs Are Dipshits” or “If You Have A CISSP: Kill Yourself” or “You Shouldn’t Be Hired In The InfoSec Community If You Have A CISSP”. There are plenty of folks out there who have a CISSP and are great assets to the community and are far better InfoSec folks than yours-truly. The main point of the talk was how the claims of the…

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