Emergency Services in the UK

Read this article by Ray Bellis about the ongoing work in the UK to develop an emergency services architecture and the challenges they face. Ray writes: In my opinion the biggest problem with the architecture at the moment is that neither the ISPs nor the Access Networks actually operate Location

A5/1 Cracking

A group of security folks have cracked the GSM A5/1 algorithm. More information about their work can be found at http://wiki.thc.org/cracking_a5. A CCC Camp07 GSM Software Project and A5 Cracking Talk video (156MB! Quicktime/MP4, 50min) is available.

CfP: IEEE Workshop Policy 2008

FYI, Call for Papers: IEEE Workshop Policy 2008 (2-4 June 2008, NY) The call for papers for Policy 2008 is now available online: “POLICY 2008 is the 9th in a series of successful workshops, which since 1999 have provided a forum for discussion and collaboration between researchers, developers, and users

OpenID 2.0 Getting Ready

The OpenID 2.0 specifications are getting ready (based on a recent announcement, see here and here). Here are the documents: http://openid.net/specs/openid-authentication-2_0-12.html http://openid.net/pipermail/specs/2007-January/001155.html Open source code is also available: Python Code: http://openidenabled.com/python-openid/ Php Code: http://openidenabled.com/php-openid/ Java Code: http://code.google.com/p/openid4java/


W3C is pleased to announce the launch of the Policy Languages Interest Group (PLING), chaired by Marco Casassa-Mont (HP Labs) and Renato Iannella (NICTA). The group is chartered to discuss interoperability, requirements and related needs for integrating and computing the results when different policy languages used together, for example, OASIS XACML (eXtensible