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Who is Tracy Reed?

I am a Cyber/Cloud/Information Security Engineer, an Airline Transport Pilot rated pilot, and a traveler. I am interested in all aspects of computing and technology in general, especially Linux and Free Software. As a professional pilot I can be found somewhere over the skies of the southwestern US most weekends.  As a traveler I have been to many interesting places. Check out my photo gallery. Want to get me something cool? Check out my Amazon.com wish list!

You might enjoy the flying videos I have on my YouTube channel.

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 Tracy

 

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Jun 26, 2013

Mechanical Keyboards

by Tracy R Reed — last modified Jun 26, 2013 08:08 PM
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You owe it to yourself to try one... read more...

Jun 24, 2012

Cryptography Lessons

by Tracy R Reed — last modified Jun 24, 2012 01:02 AM
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Simple explanations of how crypto works. read more...

Feb 02, 2012

Verisign intrusion

by Tracy R Reed — last modified Feb 02, 2012 02:24 PM
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What does it mean for CAs and our business? read more...

Jan 12, 2011

Comments on "Views regarding PCI compliance are mostly positive"

by Tracy R Reed — last modified Jan 12, 2011 06:01 PM
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Dec 26, 2010

SIP brute force attacks

by Tracy R Reed — last modified Dec 26, 2010 11:36 PM
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VOIP systems are under attack. read more...

Nov 19, 2010

You cannot rely on antivirus

by Tracy R Reed — last modified Nov 19, 2010 02:33 PM
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Antivirus is inherently out of date while consuming ever-increasing resources while viruses are now far more dangerous. read more...

May 22, 2010

PHP

by Tracy R Reed — last modified Nov 30, 2011 05:58 PM
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Why I still don't like it read more...

Jun 09, 2009

Change and HTML emails

by Tracy R Reed — last modified Feb 28, 2011 05:29 PM
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Someone posted about why some IT pros seem to be against change. And then wondered aloud why the mailing list software we use doesn't accept HTML email. I had to to reply... read more...

Apr 06, 2009

I'm on twitter

by Tracy R Reed — last modified Apr 06, 2009 09:28 PM
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Apr 01, 2009

I was attacked by Spam from Outer Space

by Tracy R Reed — last modified Apr 01, 2009 10:20 AM
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Jan 08, 2009

We are paying for Microsoft's jelly doughnut.

by Tracy R Reed — last modified Jan 19, 2009 03:05 PM
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I am putting together a theatrical version of Stanley Kubrick's classic war film "Full Metal Jacket". Starring: Microsoft as the fatbody Private Pyle. Russian crackers as Sargeant Hartman rummaging through the footlocker. Your social security number as the jelly doughnut. Windows as the unlocked footlocker. You and I as the rest of the platoon. read more...