Recently the eccentric security researcher Michal Zalewski published his first book,
entitled Silence on the
Wire: A Field Guide to Passive Reconnaissance and Indirect Attacks.
Because the book is everything except a security manual, Federico Biancuzzi
chose to interview Michal and learn more about his curious approach to
information security. Among other things, they discussed the need for
randomness, how a hacker mind works, unconventional uses for search engines
such as Google, and applying AI to security tools.
Great book and a great interview on ONLamp.com… And I fell for this one last year too:
Sometime ago you played a joke claiming to have founded a company
called eProvisia LLC that provided a 100 percent guaranteed antispam service. The
very interesting fact was that its antispam technology used human beings who
manually analyzed email.
Yes, of course the company is not real; it was just a silly joke that got
out of hand (and was carried as a true story by ZDNet, Yahoo, Slashdot,