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DHS <i>Still</i> Worried About Terrorists Using Internet Surveillance
From Schneier on Security

DHS Still Worried About Terrorists Using Internet Surveillance

Profound analysis from the Department of Homeland Security: Detailed video obtained through live Web-based camera feeds combined with street-level and direct overhead...

Popular Usernames and Passwords
From Schneier on Security

Popular Usernames and Passwords

Graphical representation.

Highway Honeypot
From Schneier on Security

Highway Honeypot

Police set up a highway sign warning motorists that there are random stops for narcotics checks ahead, but actually search people who take the next exit.

Not Answering Questions at U.S. Customs
From Schneier on Security

Not Answering Questions at U.S. Customs

Interesting story: I was detained last night by federal authorities at San Francisco International Airport for refusing to answer questions about why I had travelled...

Vulnerabilities in US-CERT Network
From Schneier on Security

Vulnerabilities in US-CERT Network

You'd think US-CERT would do somewhat better.

Kenzero
From Schneier on Security

Kenzero

Kenzero is a Japanese Trojan that collects and publishes users' porn surfing habits, and then blackmails them to remove the information.

Friday Squid Blogging: Cephalopod Consciousness
From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: Cephalopod Consciousness

"Three Arguments for the Consciousness of Cephalopods."

<i>The Onion</i> on National Security
From Schneier on Security

The Onion on National Security

"Smart, Qualified People Behind the Scenes Keeping America Safe: 'We Don't Exist'"

Problems with Twitter's OAuth Authentication System
From Schneier on Security

Problems with Twitter's OAuth Authentication System

Interesting case study.  

Orange Balls as an Anti-Robbery Device
From Schneier on Security

Orange Balls as an Anti-Robbery Device

In Japan: These balls full of orange paint are anti-theft devices. When someone robs a store, the clerk can throw the ball at the perp (or at the perp's feet)...

New German ID Card Hackable
From Schneier on Security

New German ID Card Hackable

No surprise.

Parental Fears vs. Realities
From Schneier on Security

Parental Fears vs. Realities

From NPR: Based on surveys Barnes collected, the top five worries of parents are, in order: Kidnapping School snipers Terroristsknows,...

Consumerization and Corporate IT Security
From Schneier on Security

Consumerization and Corporate IT Security

If you're a typical wired American, you've got a bunch of tech tools you like and a bunch more you covet. You have a cell phone that can easily text. You've got...

Terrorism Entrapment
From Schneier on Security

Terrorism Entrapment

Back in 2007, I wrote an essay, "Portrait of the Modern Terrorist as an Idiot," where I said: The JFK Airport plotters seem to have been egged on by an informant...

Friday Squid Blogging: Squid Car
From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: Squid Car

Squid car.

UAE Man-in-the-Middle Attack Against SSL
From Schneier on Security

UAE Man-in-the-Middle Attack Against SSL

Interesting: Who are these certificate authorities? At the beginning of Web history, there were only a handful of companies, like Verisign, Equifax, and Thawte...

Successful Attack Against a Quantum Cryptography System
From Schneier on Security

Successful Attack Against a Quantum Cryptography System

Clever: Quantum cryptography is often touted as being perfectly secure. It is based on the principle that you cannot make measurements of a quantum system without...

Cyber-Offence is the New Cyber-Defense
From Schneier on Security

Cyber-Offence is the New Cyber-Defense

This is beyond stupid: The Pentagon is contemplating an aggressive approach to defending its computer systems that includes preemptive actions such as knocking...

Wanted: Skein Hardware Help
From Schneier on Security

Wanted: Skein Hardware Help

As part of NIST's SHA-3 selection process, people have been implementing the candidate hash functions on a variety of hardware and software platforms. Our team...

More Skein News
From Schneier on Security

More Skein News

Skein is my new hash function. Well, "my" is an overstatement; I'm one of the eight designers. It was submitted to NIST for their SHA-3 competition, and oneselected...
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