Every February, the flagship RSA Conference comes to San Francisco. It brings with it a bevy of cryptography and information security companies displaying their wares to other security companies, vendors, resellers, corporate information security and information technology personnel. There’s also the occasional “security enthusiast” consumer.
In addition to two exposition halls filled with booth after booth of electronic security devices, services and software, there’s a full agenda of classes on a wide variety of subjects. Unlike Black Hat, DEF CON, Toorcon, or HOPE, the RSA Conference is decidedly commerce-oriented, as opposed to research-oriented.
Contrary to popular belief, there’s nothing nefarious about learning how to pick locks. On this episode, Bryan and Rob discuss the illusion of security that locks create and why learning to pick locks helps you better understand your overall security.
I never thought I’d write a review of a coin purse. However, when Gene of Mean Gene Leather told me about his newest product, the “Hot Tamale,” I was thoroughly intrigued.
Gene’s website description for the Hot Tamale states that it’s intended for spare change, but can also be used for personal defense. We joked here that it could be used to make change, both at the store, or to your situation.
On this episode, Bryan, Kelly and Rob discuss the origins of pinball and why the names for prescription drugs are getting downright hilarious. The crew also covered cooking and trying to reverse engineer restaurant recipes.
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