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Real-Time Attacks Against Two-Factor Authentication
From Schneier on Security

Real-Time Attacks Against Two-Factor Authentication

Attackers are targeting two-factor authentication systems: Attackers working on behalf of the Iranian government collected detailed information on targets and used...

Friday Squid Blogging: More Problems with the Squid Emoji
From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: More Problems with the Squid Emoji

Piling on from last week's post, the squid emoji's siphon is in the wrong place. As usual, you can also use this squid post to talk about the security stories in...

Marriott Hack Reported as Chinese State-Sponsored
From Schneier on Security

Marriott Hack Reported as Chinese State-Sponsored

The New York Times and Reuters are reporting that China was behind the recent hack of Mariott Hotels. Note that this is still uncomfirmed, but interesting if it...

New Australian Backdoor Law
From Schneier on Security

New Australian Backdoor Law

Last week, Australia passed a law https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-46463029">giving the government the ability to demand backdoors in computers and communications...

2018 Annual Report from AI Now
From Schneier on Security

2018 Annual Report from AI Now

The research group AI Now just published its annual report. It's an excellent summary of today's AI security challenges, as well as a policy agenda to address them...

Problems with the Squid Emoji
From Schneier on Security

Problems with the Squid Emoji

The Monterey Bay Aquarium has some problems with the squid emoji. As usual, you can also use this squid post to talk about the security stories in the news that...

Back Issues of the NSA's Cryptolog
From Schneier on Security

Back Issues of the NSA's Cryptolog

Five years ago, the NSA published 23 years of its internal magazine, Cryptolog. There were lots of redactions, of course. What's new is a nice user interface for...

Banks Attacked through Malicious Hardware Connected to the Local Network
From Schneier on Security

Banks Attacked through Malicious Hardware Connected to the Local Network

Kaspersky is reporting on a series of bank hacks -- called DarkVishnya -- perpetrated through malicious hardware being surreptitiously installed into the target...

Your Personal Data is Already Stolen
From Schneier on Security

Your Personal Data is Already Stolen

In an excellent blog post, Brian Krebs makes clear something I have been saying for a while: Likewise for individuals, it pays to accept two unfortunate and harsh...

Security Risks of Chatbots
From Schneier on Security

Security Risks of Chatbots

Good essay on the security risks -- to democratic discourse -- of chatbots....

Bad Consumer Security Advice
From Schneier on Security

Bad Consumer Security Advice

There are lots of articles about there telling people how to better secure their computers and online accounts. While I agree with some of it, this article contains...

The DoJ's Secret Legal Arguments to Break Cryptography
From Schneier on Security

The DoJ's Secret Legal Arguments to Break Cryptography

Earlier this year, the US Department of Justice made a series of legal arguments as to why Facebook should be forced to help the government wiretap Facebook Messenger...

Friday Squid Blogging: Japanese Squid-Fishing Towns in Decline
From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: Japanese Squid-Fishing Towns in Decline

It's a problem: But now, fluctuations in ocean temperatures, years of overfishing and lax regulatory oversight have drastically depleted populations of the translucent...

Click Here to Kill Everybody News
From Schneier on Security

Click Here to Kill Everybody News

My latest book is doing well. And I've been giving lots of talks and interviews about it. (I can recommend three interviews: the Cyberlaw podcast with Stewart Baker...

Three-Rotor Enigma Machine Up for Auction Today
From Schneier on Security

Three-Rotor Enigma Machine Up for Auction Today

Sotheby's is auctioning off a (working, I think) three-rotor Enigma machine today. They're expecting it to sell for about $200K. I have an Enigma, but it's without...

That Bloomberg Supply-Chain-Hack Story
From Schneier on Security

That Bloomberg Supply-Chain-Hack Story

Back in October, Bloomberg reported that China has managed to install backdoors into server equipment that ended up in networks belonging to -- among others --...

FBI Takes Down a Massive Advertising Fraud Ring
From Schneier on Security

FBI Takes Down a Massive Advertising Fraud Ring

The FBI announced that it dismantled a large Internet advertising fraud network, and arrested eight people: A 13-count indictment was unsealed today in federal...

Distributing Malware By Becoming an Admin on an Open-Source Project
From Schneier on Security

Distributing Malware By Becoming an Admin on an Open-Source Project

The module "event-steam" was infected with malware by an anonymous someone who became an admin on the project. Cory Doctorow points out that this is a clever new...

Propaganda and the Weakening of Trust in Government
From Schneier on Security

Propaganda and the Weakening of Trust in Government

On November 4, 2016, the hacker "Guccifer 2.0,: a front for Russia's military intelligence service, claimed in a blogpost that the Democrats were likely to use...

How Surveillance Inhibits Freedom of Expression
From Schneier on Security

How Surveillance Inhibits Freedom of Expression

In my book Data and Goliath, I write about the value of privacy. I talk about how it is essential for political liberty and justice, and for commercial fairness...
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