If the powers-that-be have their way, then the media sharing news about national security leaks as well as people sharing hyperlinks to hacks could become criminal offenses in the USA. The CIA, however, can alledgely hack Congress to spy on spy documents without it being a crime.
These two software developers are constantly having trouble with their middleware configuration -- and this pilot fish is having trouble figuring out what planet they're from.
Politically motivated hackers have been exceptionally busy. Anonymous OpUkraine hackers attacked the Russian government and then leaked the digital dirt. Russia Today website was hacked and defaced with Nazi in headlines about Russia/Ukraine conflict. The Syrian Electronic Army threatened to topple U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) like a “house of cards.”
SAN FRANCISO -- Dan Kaminsky looks like he could really use some rest. "Long day?" I ask him. He shrugs. It's been a long several days, weeks, and months, he says as we trudge our way to a table in the south foyer of San Francisco's Moscone Center to talk about White Ops, a company he helped found.
@Mikko, the notoriously publicity-shy CTO, doesn't trust RSA.
The RSA (NYSE:EMC) Conference was boycotted yesterday by TrustyCon attendees. A range of speakers criticized the company's alleged cosy links with the NSA, arguing that the industry badly needs a huge dose of trustworthiness.
In IT Blogwatch, bloggers reach for the bottomless bucket of popcorn. Not to mention: Hypponen explains his 'personal' reasons...
Google's made a lot of progress in protecting Android users from threats -- and the company's about to take another step in making all Android devices even more secure.
RSA CEO Art Coviello tackled the “trust” issue during his RSA keynote presentation, telling conference attendees that the NSA exploited its position of trust. He also proposed four principles that should guide the security industry . . . with the RSA as an 'agent of change' potentially heading up this march toward cyber utopia.
Where is Mt Gox CEO Mark Karpeles?
Major Bitcoin exchange Mt Gox is dead. Long live Mt. Gox? In a weird development, its Webmaster appears to have leaked plans for the exchange to be acquired. Or perhaps it's just an elaborate ruse.
In IT Blogwatch, bloggers scratch their heads.
In April, the law requiring REAL ID driver's licenses goes into effect, but 13 states are not ready. The Coalition for a Secure Driver's License has warned that Americans without a REAL ID license may need "acceptable" ID like a passport to get through TSA security screenings . . . even if U.S. citizens are not flying outside of the USA.
If you feel like you're being watched at Terminal B in the Newark Liberty International Airport, then that's real and not paranoia. It's not the TSA this time, but covert airport surveillance via LED light fixtures capable of taking video, identifying suspicious activity, as well as collecting and data-mining mountains of data about 'ordinary citizens.'