Saturday, January 20, 2018

SECURITY

SECURITY
Police

With three billion camera-equipped cellphones in circulation, we are awash in visual information. Cameras are lighter, smaller and cheaper than ever and they’re everywhere, making it possible for nearly anyone to watch, create, share...

By Julie Makinen, courtesy LATimes.com BEIJING -- The case of Edward Snowden, who is accused of criminal theft of government property and other charges in the U.S., has galvanized civic groups in Hong Kong where the...

by Braden Goyette, courtesy HuffPost Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald says he has another big scoop about the National Security Agency's surveillance practices up his sleeve. Speaking over Skype to the Socialism Conference in Chicago, Greenwald claimed...

Sri Sridharan, University of South Florida Our increasingly connected and digital world is vulnerable to attack and needs more skilled professionals who know how to defend it. As connected devices proliferate, particularly smart devices creating...

Publicly available SSH key makes it possible to hijack nation's warning system. The US Emergency Alert System, which interrupts live TV and radio broadcasts with information about national emergencies in progress, is vulnerable to attacks...

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is currently in legal limbo inside Moscow's busy Sheremetyevo Airport. Even though no one has actually seen him there, we checked out the amenities. by Neal Ungerleider, courtesy fasctcompany.com If Russian President Vladimir Putin...

by Declan Macullagh, courtesy cnet.com  -- Secret demands mark escalation in Internet surveillance by the federal government through gaining access to user passwords, which are typically stored in encrypted form. The U.S. government has demanded that major...

Firmware is often a tricky topic for service providers, but I’ve found there’s one major issue that keeps up with mid-to-large sized operators — and it doesn’t have an easy solution. How can you...

A disclosure that the government was collecting phone data from customers of Verizon has already generated controversy -- by John Ribeiro, courtesy CIO -- IDG News Service (Bangalore Bureau) — The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court has renewed...
Cyberbombs

Recently, United States Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work publicly confirmed that the Pentagon’s Cyber Command was “dropping cyberbombs,” taking its ongoing battle against the Islamic State group into the online world. Other American officials,...
wikileaks

Paul Webster Hare, Boston University The U.S. election has given WikiLeaks an opportunity to revive its image as a world leader in “transparency” leaks. For several years, its leader, Julian Assange, seemed a forlorn and frustrated...

Consumers use the Internet for banking, emailing, shopping and much more nowadays. With so much personal and private information being transmitted over the Web, Internet users must be able to rely on and trust the...