Bruce Schneier writes in The Atlantic that the most important thing for us to do is refuse to be terrorized.
HD Moore works for a security firm but as a hobby he decided to ping every single IP address and see what he got back. Of the 3.7 billion IP addresses checked he found 310 million with known security vulnerabilities. … Read More
Juan Cole rightly points out that Congress is obsessed with American Muslims, while neglecting the real threat of White Supremacists. But I’d like to also point out the media’s compliance in this – you never see the “terrorist” label on … Read More
Being an air traveler is a distinctly unpleasant experience at best, and downright degrading at worst. Worse, all this “security theater” doesn’t do a thing to make us safer. So maybe it really is time to speak up when the … Read More
I hate to sound like I told you so, but seriously, I told you so: Yet another vulnerability in industrial control systems from Honeywell has been discovered. Given a simple script it took only 25 seconds to take control of … Read More
Startup company Silent Circle introduced a “surveillance-proof” smartphone app last October that allows users to make calls and send texts securely. Now they’re introducing a data transfer app that will make sending files just as secure. Not only does the … Read More
Ever visit a site, not click on anything and still get personalized email from that site? Darren Nix has discovered a system of interrelated tracking sites that store and share information about you. Fill out a form on one of … Read More
Mathematician Zachary Harris got an email from a headhunter at Google with a job offer. Assuming it was a phishing attempt of some kind, he checked the email headers and discovered it appeared to be from someone in Google. But … Read More