Rediscovery and Security News

metablogging, Rants, Uncategorized
First things first: Happy 2012 everyone. So, this blog has been silent for a little while now. More astute readers might argue along the lines of "hey man! This is supposed to be a technical blog - where are all them technical articles? Have you ran out of material?". Take a deep breath, the dreaded, almost compulsory metablogging block after a long pause is coming ... The answer is a big NO! There is an abundance of material that I am proud of BUT a lot of this research has been done while solving problems for paying clients. The problem can be refined as "how do you tip-tap-toe around NDAs and do you choose to do so?". Smart money says not to do it, so I am not. Keep this…
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Some random thoughts on Greek startups

Rants, Startups, Uncategorized
[The article below is somewhat of a rant, read it at your own peril and yes I know this is not the proper way to resume blogging after months and months of inactivity] So it seems that the Greek IT market lately has seen an influx of "startups". Their implied cause appears to be quite a noble one, "be not what is traditionally associated with the words "Greek IT" (or "get-rich-quick-or-die-trying" for the more pragmatic amongst you). However, the whole thing reeks of the "Johnny-come-lately" syndrome, at least for me. Below is a partial list of my pet-peeves: 1) i-somethings will NOT make you a millionaire. Sure, there are more than enough success stories doing the rounds but the whole market is rather hit-n-miss, with the miss part taking the…
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The trouble with OSSIM

Rants, Uncategorized
If you fiddle with MSSP, then you will most likely have heard of OSSIM. While the software itself appears quite powerful, it lacks in the MOST critical aspect of all: there is little if any documentation. Most of it is outdated and sources of information include a forum and a blog/tweeter feed. Come on OSSIM guys, you have the ball rolling, now you have to make it a nightmare for us to use the (otherwise quite good) product? To their defense, they have an open job posting about writing documentation but looks like there are no takers.
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