Sep 062017
 

Nation-sponsored hackers have penetrated the operational networks multiple US and European energy companies use to control key parts of the power grid that supplies electricity to hundreds of millions of people, researchers warned Wednesday.

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Why your password is still important – even if you use multi-factor authentication

 Posted by on 2016-11-18 at 16:03  cyber security, infosec, password, privacy, Reblog, security, tech  Comments Off on Why your password is still important – even if you use multi-factor authentication
Nov 182016
 

Multi-factor authentication is steadily becoming a more mainstream login protection mechanism, with it being adopted for use in many organizations as well as many popular websites such as Twitter, Facebook, Gmail and Amazon.

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Bruce Schneier: ‘The internet era of fun and games is over’

 Posted by on 2016-11-16 at 22:48  cyber crime, cyber security, cyber terrorism, cyber war, infosec, Politics, privacy, Reblog, security, tech  Comments Off on Bruce Schneier: ‘The internet era of fun and games is over’
Nov 162016
 

Internet pioneer Bruce Schneier issued a dire proclamation in front of the House of Representatives’ Energy & Commerce Committee Wednesday: “It might be that the internet era of fun and games is over, because the internet is now dangerous.

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A 10-Digit Key Code to Your Private Life: Your Cellphone Number

 Posted by on 2016-11-12 at 21:09  infosec, Politics, privacy, Reblog, security, tech  Comments Off on A 10-Digit Key Code to Your Private Life: Your Cellphone Number
Nov 122016
 

The next time someone asks you for your cellphone number, you may want to think twice about giving it. The cellphone number is more than just a bunch of digits.

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Encrypted email service ProtonMail says new users up 100% since Trump victory

 Posted by on 2016-11-11 at 18:14  encryption, government spying, infosec, Politics, Reblog, security, tech, trump  Comments Off on Encrypted email service ProtonMail says new users up 100% since Trump victory
Nov 112016
 

The US election has divided America in two. You’re either cock-a-hoop that Donald Trump has won the keys for the White House, or you’re mortified. There doesn’t seem to be much of a middle ground.

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Worried about the NSA under Trump? Here’s how to protect yourself

 Posted by on 2016-11-10 at 13:28  government spying, infosec, nsa, Politics, privacy, Reblog, security, spying, tech  Comments Off on Worried about the NSA under Trump? Here’s how to protect yourself
Nov 102016
 

In January 2017, Donald Trump will become President of the United States of America, and the most technologically advanced surveillance infrastructure in the world will start reporting directly to him.

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Google’s AI creates its own inhuman encryption

 Posted by on 2016-10-28 at 17:12  ai, artificial intelligence, encryption, infosec, machine learning, Reblog, security, skynet, tech  Comments Off on Google’s AI creates its own inhuman encryption
Oct 282016
 

What happens when you tell two smart computers to talk to each other in secret and task another AI with breaking that conversation? You get one of the coolest experiments in cryptography I’ve seen in a while.

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