Stories by Simson Garfinkel

  • White hats and black boxes

    Jeremiah Grossman wants you to know that firewalls and SSL encryption won't prevent a hacker from breaking into your e-commerce website, compromising your customers' data and possibly stealing your money. That's because most website attacks these days exploit bugs in the Web application itself, rather than in the operating system on which the application is running.

  • The war against spam

    Spam could kill off email, so prevalent has it become, but Simson Garfinkel is just as concerned about the cost of anti-spam. Where’s vigilante justice when you need it, he asks.