Kategoriarkiv: Security

Change your passwords, now

People tend to use the same password more than one place Facebook stored the passwords of users in plain text, discoverable at least by Facebook employees, since 2012 Culture eats strategy for breakfast. But, in the case of Facebook culture … Læs resten

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A veritable spy thriller

Bellingcat’s investigation into the suspects in the Skripal poisoning is very interesting. They have found that the two named suspects are likely GRU officers and found a link to a third officer. While investigating this third officer bellingcat found that … Læs resten

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Huawei and western incompetence

So, Huawei-as–a-national–network-supplier is in the news; I wrote about this almost 7 years ago, so “news” should be taken lightly. Is Huawei a security problem for western countries or is this either political posturing or an attempt at protecting national … Læs resten

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Watching the future with horror

Someone has taken Orwell’s warnings as a recipe: Some Chinese schoolchildren will now be tracked using chips in their uniforms. They are starting with the poorest areas first and then, once the kinks are ironed out, it will spread. The … Læs resten

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Like in a movie from the 90’s

A secure portable drive, with a built-in keypad: It doesn’t look good that the specification can’t decide whether or not it’s a 500 GB drive or a 1 TB drive, but the principle looks good. The password is restricted to … Læs resten

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A “smart” car, just what we needed

As big corporations have decided to prefix any product with the word “smart” whenever they want to use it to harvest data on their consumers, it is getting a lot easier to spot these. GM (over here, Chevrolet) for instance … Læs resten

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A difference between Europe and China

I probably put to much into this, but I think it’s interesting that the largest, nominally communist country in the world uses this technology to enable banks to communicate securely, while capitalist west uses it to communicate between universities. It’s … Læs resten

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Surveillance and democracy

Edward Snowden, on Malkia Cyril’s work combating surveillance of citizens: Malkia’s radical lesson is about the nature of rights: The best way to protect somebody is to protect everybody—especially the most vulnerable among us.

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Google+ will not be missed

Google+ was unmotivated by any need for what it did. No one loved it. It was born only to slow Facebook growth. It’s like having a kid so it can beat up your neighbor’s kid. Products, to be any good, must … Læs resten

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Dating apps and data leakage

What could be worse than having a dating app make it possible for everyone else to pinpoint your current location down to less than a meter? Oh, have it be a dating app for a sexual orientation that is still … Læs resten

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