Post Tagged with: "privacy"

Updated: Google warns of unauthorized TLS certificates trusted by almost all OSes | Ars Technica

March 24, 2015 10:490 comments
Updated: Google warns of unauthorized TLS certificates trusted by almost all OSes | Ars Technica

In-brief: Google warned its users that unauthorized digital certificates have been issued for several of its domains. The certificates are linked to an intermediary certificate authority for CNNIC, which administers China’s domain name registry. Updated with comment from Kevin Bocek of Venafi. Paul 3/27/2015  Like this:Like Loading…

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Digital ‘Exhaust’ may be the biggest Internet of Things Worry | WIRED

March 17, 2015 12:120 comments
The digital "exhaust" emitted by Internet of Things technologies could pose the biggest privacy and security risk in the future.

In-brief: digital ‘exhaust’ emitted by Internet of Things technologies may pose the biggest risk to personal privacy and security a researcher warns.  Like this:Like Loading…

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Android SDK Flaw Could Enable Dropbox Data Theft

March 11, 2015 09:310 comments
Researchers at IBM say a flaw in an software development kit (SDK) by Dropbox could cause users to accidentally share data with a malicious actor's Dropbox account.

In-brief: IBM researchers say they discovered a flaw in an SDK from the cloud storage firm Dropbox that could result in Android users accidentally sending their data to a Dropbox account controlled by a malicious actor. Like this:Like Loading…

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Bitcoin Blockchain: A New Foundation for Online Trust?| NYTimes

March 3, 2015 10:440 comments
Bitcoin's blockchain technology may end up being more valuable than the online currency: enabling a wide range of third party applications, the New York Times reports.

The New York Times has a really interesting story on the rise of Bitcoin’s “blockchain” technology as the foundation of a whole new wave of start-ups and applications – some of which could have big implications for Internet of Things. From the article: “As Bitcoin’s price has declined over the last year, critics have been quick to declare the virtual currency dead. Bitcoin’s true value, though, might be not in the currency itself but in the engine that makes it possible. Underlying Bitcoin — created as a way to make payments directly, anonymously and outside government control — is the block chain, a decentralized database that is driven by cryptography.” While the future of Bitcoin as a form of digital “cash” is uncertain, block chain is turning out to be a very useful technology for a variety of purposes – from streamlining financial transactions online to vouching for the authenticity of […]

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The Deadly Game of Cyber Mis-Attribution | Digital Guardian

March 2, 2015 13:350 comments
Attribution for cyber attacks is all the rage - but tools for identifying the source of such incidents are still evolving. The result: damaging mis-attribution.

In-brief: Tools to attribute cyber attacks are still primitive – leading to potentially damaging mis-identification. (This post first appeared on the Digital Guardian blog.) Like this:Like Loading…

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