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www.net-security.org
Malware infected machines that are not connected to each other in any way can communicate by using thermal signaling. Wow.
Posted: March 25, 2015 @ 16:54
Modified: March 25, 2015 @ 16:54
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motherboard.vice.com
...but the US says that China shouldn't have it.

This is stupid - the US was asking technology companies to put back doors into their products so that intelligence and law enforcement agencies could "track terrorists" and "find criminals". But this would weaken the products - and back doors could be exploited by anyone else, including those terrorists and criminals; generally making everything less safe.

But when China wants to do the same thing, the US is all "no - you can't do that" - becaus...
Posted: March 1, 2015 @ 08:01
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www.geeksaresexy.net
Do users sometimes choose bad passwords or share the wrong thing? Sure. But when you're the digital regulator (charged with ensuring that the Internet is safe for "normal" people to use) - blaming the victims of crime is not the way forward.

Disappointing.
Posted: October 3, 2014 @ 09:03
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www.theregister.co.uk
NOT! CNN need a better security analyst. Someone who knows something would be a start.
Posted: September 4, 2014 @ 09:59
Modified: September 4, 2014 @ 10:00
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map.ipviking.com
No idea where the data is coming from but this is way cool.
Posted: June 25, 2014 @ 08:49
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www.nybooks.com
If someone ever says "we're only collecting the metadata - it doesn't mean much" they are lying. Completely. This article is title "We Kill People Based on Metadata".
Posted: May 21, 2014 @ 18:08
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yro.slashdot.org
This will end well given the various law enforcement agencies habits of abusing powers.
Posted: May 13, 2014 @ 15:03
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www.theguardian.com
...you were living in your own little fantasy world.
Posted: May 12, 2014 @ 23:57
Modified: May 13, 2014 @ 11:41
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delimiter.com.au
Which is good, because our government and opposition think it is a good idea.

Let's be clear: retention of metadata is just about as good as the retention of the data itself. You can glean a massive amount of intelligence and information from metadata. It should not be kept except where required by court-ordered warrant or other legal instrument.
Posted: April 3, 2014 @ 10:32
www.antipope.org
What if all of your embedded devices were hackable? There would be no way to secure all of them and to make sure that your data is kept private. Well, that world is probably here already.
Posted: February 28, 2014 @ 16:40
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www.itworld.com
While no software is perfect, Internet Explorer is the worst thing you can possibly use to browse the web. Swap to Firefox, Chrome or Opera (which I use and recommend) immediately.
Posted: February 27, 2014 @ 05:15
www.howsmyssl.com
While this won't test everything if your browser isn't listed as good for everything you should change to something that is.

This type of security affects almost everything you do on the Internet - including your banking so it is very important.
Posted: February 18, 2014 @ 19:52
www.bbc.co.uk
Most ATMs on the planet still run Windows XP - which is over a decade old. It isn't surprising that they can be hacked this way.
Posted: February 18, 2014 @ 19:49
Modified: February 18, 2014 @ 20:17
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