A new study out last month from the Pew Research Center show that americans understand the security risks online but are pretty bad at protecting themselves.
The survey also finds that Americans are not always vigilant in the context of mobile security. For instance, 28% of smartphone owners report that they do not use a screen lock or other security features in order to access their phone, while around one-in-ten report that they never install updates to their smartphone’s apps or operating system. Meanwhile, 54% of online adults report that they utilize potentially insecure public Wi-Fi networks – with around one-in-five of these users reporting that they use these networks to perform sensitive activities such as e-commerce or online banking.
By way of Schneier on Security
In Philadelphia, Magistrate Judge Thomas Rueter said: "Though the retrieval of the electronic data by Google from its multiple data centers abroad has the potential for an invasion of privacy, the actual infringement of privacy occurs at the time of disclosure in the United States". He ruled that ...
Really, what could go wrong here:
the system would tell a male customer in his early 20s to order a set meal of crispy chicken hamburger, roasted chicken wings and coke for lunch, while a female customer in her 50s would get a recommendation of porridge and soybean milk for ...
From the "the future kind of sucks" files comes this update out of the UK. There's now a company named for a SQL injection attack. I'm hopeful that the global economy will survive ; DROP TABLE "COMPANIES";-- LTD's first public offering.
Another great summary from Brian Krebs. No matter which side you fall on politically, this stuff should concern you. The problem isn't whether there is hacking, the problem is that we can't even believe the official responses so it leaves a vacuum of information that is readily filled ...
Here’s the relevant section many are concerned with (highlighting is mine):
Quincy Larson has a pretty reasonable approach to encrypting your data:
And when I use the terms “private” or “secure”, I mean reasonably so. The reality is that — as long as humans are involved — no system will ever be 100% private or 100% secure.
His list is short and pretty ...
I know many people that are fascinated by the hack of San Francisco's MUNI. I'm far more fascinated by the white-hat battles against the hacker, which may have resulted in breaching the miscreant's email accounts. From Brian Krebs:
On Monday, KrebsOnSecurity was contacted by a security researcher ...
Brian Krebs continues to follow the analysis of the biggest Botnet attacks the world has ever seen.
Tell me this doesn't sound like a William Gibson plot writing itself:
“This is an interesting development because a lot of the response to Mirai lately has been to find a Mirai ...
Akamai was the DDoS protection service used by security researcher Brian Krebs. At least until last September when they couldn’t offer pro-bono protection under the weight of new massive attacks.
As detailed here in several previous posts, KrebsOnSecurity.com was ...
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