Jun 302017
 

When law enforcement argues it needs a “backdoor” into encryption services, the counterargument has typically been that it would be impossible to limit such access to one person or organization. If you leave a key under the doormat, a seminal 2015 paper argues, a burglar eventually finds it.

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Got one of these 20+ Linksys Smart Wi-Fi routers? Bad news. 10 security vulnerabilities discovered

 Posted by on 2017-04-24 at 16:56  cisco, cyber security, linksys, network, News, Reblog, router, security  Comments Off on Got one of these 20+ Linksys Smart Wi-Fi routers? Bad news. 10 security vulnerabilities discovered
Apr 242017
 

Linksys is working on a firmware update for 10 security vulnerabilities affecting its “Smart” Wi-Fi series of routers.

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Why the Wikileaks CIA dump was the most damaging one yet

 Posted by on 2017-04-24 at 16:51  cia, cloud computing, counter surveillance, cyber security, cyber war, espionage, fbi, julian assange, News, Reblog, russia, surveillance, wikileaks  Comments Off on Why the Wikileaks CIA dump was the most damaging one yet
Apr 242017
 

It’s impossible to keep up with the nonstop news coverage and multiple storylines around the recent Wikileaks CIA dump.

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All smartphone users should take away these two lessons from the CIA Wikileaks files

 Posted by on 2017-03-09 at 13:41  android, cia, cyber security, cyber war, government spying, iphone, Mobile, News, privacy, Reblog, spying, whistle blowing, wikileaks  Comments Off on All smartphone users should take away these two lessons from the CIA Wikileaks files
Mar 092017
 

This week, WikiLeaks released “Vault 7?—a roughly 8,000-page document purporting to detail surveillance tools and tactics of the Central Intelligence Agency.

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US election agency breached by suspected Russian hacker

 Posted by on 2016-12-16 at 00:30  cyber security, election 2016, elections, fair elections, government, Hacking, News, Politics, Reblog, russia, voting  Comments Off on US election agency breached by suspected Russian hacker
Dec 162016
 

The US agency responsible for certifying the security of voting machines has reportedly fell victim to a hacker believed to be Russian.

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The FBI Now Possesses Expanded Hacking Powers Despite Last-Minute Efforts By Congress

 Posted by on 2016-12-01 at 18:02  cyber security, fbi, government spying, Hacking, homeland security, Internet, nsa, privacy, Reblog, security, spying  Comments Off on The FBI Now Possesses Expanded Hacking Powers Despite Last-Minute Efforts By Congress
Dec 012016
 

The FBI is not a fan of computer security, nor is it a fan of disclosing how it collects information. Just ask anybody trying to track its domestic drones and what they’re listening to.

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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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