notes from crazytown

John McAfee In Crazytown

6:00 am PDT • August 9, 2014

“The press has portrayed me alternately as a mad genius or a mad psychotic genius,” began the infamous John McAfee, speaking at Def Con–and why break that streak now? I…

John McAfee In Crazytown

So far this week, at Black Hat, I have learned to deeply mistrust: passwords, chip-and-PIN cards, USB devices, HTTPS connections, more than two billion phones, governments worldwide, all human societies,…

Notes From Crazytown, Day Three: Black Hat Breakdown

Did you know the CIA has a venture fund? Of course the CIA has a venture fund. It’s called In-Q-Tel, and yesterday its Chief Information Security Officer, Dan Geer, a…

Notes From Crazytown, Day Two: How To Fix Everything

Can your computer be hacked? Yep. Can your phone be hacked? Yep. Have your passwords been harvested? Very possibly. (The NYT just reported that one Russian group has more than…

Notes From Crazytown, Day One: The Business Of Fear