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Just had to laugh…

by @ 10:50 pm on 2/1/2007. Filed under general

Are we still out there Defending Infrastructure Security….. err no was it Defending Security Infrastructures?  Whatever… I received two emails today about the same basic topic and at first I was annoyed and then it cracked me up…

Someone unmentionable at Tandon Endeavors seems to have recently decided that he or I guess it is his “company” called Paramount Defenses was worthy of a Wikipedia entry… So went out and created it. I always kind of figured you had to actually accomplish something to get an entry on Wikipedia but I guess not, anyone can seem to just stick any old crap in that they want.

You can see the new article here -> It is just as fluffy, cheesy, and ridiculous as the press releases they write and distribute themselves (no believe it or not that isn’t media folks writing those saccharine releases). That all gave me a chuckle. What really cracked me up though was how obvious the contributor was about it…

The history for the entry linked to above:

  • (cur) (last) 20:02, 25 January 2007 YogicTechie (Talk | contribs) (Added Founder Info based on new received Press Release)
  • (cur) (last) 05:39, 17 January 2007 YogicTechie (Talk | contribs) (Added categories)
  • (cur) (last) 05:27, 17 January 2007 YogicTechie (Talk | contribs) (New content creation)
  • And then looking at this contributor’s history:

  • 20:02, 25 January 2007 (hist) (diff) Paramount Defenses (Added Founder Info based on new received Press Release)
  • 05:39, 17 January 2007 (hist) (diff) Paramount Defenses (Added categories)
  • 05:27, 17 January 2007 (hist) (diff) Paramount Defenses (New content creation)
  • Any guesses on who YogicTechie is… See the comment “Added Founder Info based on new received Press Release“. We are supposed to believe that some random person who has never written a single entry for Wikipedia sees a Press Release for some random company and then goes out and creates a new Wikipedia entry for it? Sorry, not buying it here and from the sounds of it, others aren’t either or else I doubt I would have heard about it. Thanks to those who emailed me… I needed the chuckle.

    I heard they will be out at the RSA conference in a week or three whenever it is. If you are out there, stop by and try to see if you can get any hard technical details on what the Golden Finger is about. Nothing with any actual meat has been published anywhere to date; I don’t expect it will be much if any different at the conference because… well just because. I do hope someone with the ability to judge the tech hears something deeply technical though, I wouldn’t mind hearing about it and being surprised. Getting reports on access rights throughout an enterprise is something that I have written about on several occasions in ActiveDir org and explained why it is currently impossible just in a Windows environment let alone across all platforms. I would love to be proven wrong on that but it isn’t going to happen no matter how pretty the web pages are. Even Microsoft doesn’t have the power to solve it on Windows and they have truly good developers who really understand Windows security. Anyone who says they can solve the problem absolutely doesn’t actually understand the problem.


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    3 Responses to “Just had to laugh…”

    1. Mike Kline says:

      oh wow this is a blast from the past. That was a fun series of blogs you wrote last summer. I was almost tempted to edit the page and put your blog entries in the external links 🙂

    2. Vic says:

      Was this man really involved as “Program Manager for Active Directory security at Microsoft Corporation” for 5 years?

      If answer is “Oh, yes!” …. I hardly doubt AD Security!!

    3. joe says:

      Well I received an email from a reader saying that my link was invalid for the Paramount page mentioned above. I went to go validate to make sure LiveWriter didn’t bite me and no it was fine. I went over to Wikipedia and sure enough… Someone else decided that Paramount Defenses shouldn’t have a Wiki entry either and deleted it…

      14:16, 9 February 2007 Lectonar (Talk | contribs) deleted “Paramount Defenses” (prod, nn, spamvertising)

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