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Sabotaging Encryption Software – The Perfect Crime?

February 27, 2015 11:110 comments
A paper co-authored by Bruce Schneier noting various methods for subverting cryptographic protections - the better to prevent back doors like those used by the NSA.

  In-brief: A report from Bruce Schneier and researchers at the Universities of Wisconsin and Washington surveys the (many) ways that cryptographic protections can be weakened or subverted, and calls for research on fool-proof technologies.  Like this:Like Loading…

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Verizon: 5 Billion Business IoT Connections by 2020

February 24, 2015 09:460 comments
Verizon: 5 Billion Business IoT Connections by 2020

    In-brief: A report by Verizon finds business adoption of IoT is growing quickly, boosting that company’s Internet of Things numbers. But increased business adoption of IoT brings risks to privacy and security. Like this:Like Loading…

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Update: Superfish is the Real End of SSL

February 23, 2015 12:010 comments
Update: Superfish is the Real End of SSL

In-brief: Outrage over Lenovo’s promotion of privacy busting adware continued to grow amid lawsuits and more spying revelations. The big question: is this the final – final straw for the beleaguered Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology?  (Updated to add comment from Kevin Bocek of Venafi.) Like this:Like Loading…

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Datakinesis? IoT Makes The Threat Real

February 17, 2015 09:390 comments
Datakinesis? IoT Makes The Threat Real

In-brief: The Internet of Things will make “datakinesis” – the impact of data attacks on the physical world – common, says Cisco’s Marc Blackmer.  Like this:Like Loading…

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Threats in 2014: Bears and Pandas and Malware – Oh My!

February 11, 2015 13:090 comments
Threats in 2014: Bears and Pandas and Malware – Oh My!

  In-brief: a report from the firm CrowdStrike finds sophisticated nation-backed hacking groups were very active in 2014, with attacks on governments, pro-democracy advocates as well as banks and retailers. Like this:Like Loading…

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