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Archive for the ‘Security Bloggers’ Category


The Security of Various Programming Languages

Interesting research on the security of code written in different programming languages. We don’t know whether the security is a result of inherent properties of the language, or the relative skill of the typical programmers of that language. The report

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Dan Geer on Heartbleed and Software Monocultures

Good essay : To repeat, Heartbleed is a common mode failure. We would not know about it were it not open source (Good). That it is open source has been shown to be no talisman against error (Sad).

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Info on Russian Bulk Surveillance

Good information : Russian law gives Russia’s security service, the FSB, the authority to use SORM (“System for Operative Investigative Activities”) to collect, analyze and store all data that transmitted or received on Russian networks, including calls, email, website visits and credit card transactions. SORM has been in use since 1990 and collects both metadata and content. SORM-1 collects mobile and landline telephone calls.

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Friday Squid Blogging: Squid Jigging

Good news from Malaysia: The Terengganu International Squid Jigging Festival (TISJF) will be continued and become an annual event as one of the state’s main tourism products, said Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Said. He said TISJF will become a signature event intended to enhance the branding of Terengganu as a leading tourism destination in the region. “Beside introducing squid jigging as a leisure activity, the event also highlights the state’s beautiful beaches, lakes and islands and also our arts, culture and heritage,” he said

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Metaphors of Surveillance

There’s a new study looking at the metaphors we use to describe surveillance. Over 62 days between December and February, we combed through 133 articles by 105 different authors and over 60 news outlets. We found that 91 percent of the articles contained metaphors about surveillance

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Reverse Heartbleed

Heartbleed can affect clients as well as servers.

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Overreacting to Risk

This is a crazy overreaction: A 19-year-old man was caught on camera urinating in a reservoir that holds Portland’s drinking water Wednesday, according to city officials. Now the city must drain 38 million gallons of water from Reservoir 5 at Mount Tabor Park in southeast Portland.

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Tails

Nice article on the Tails stateless operating system. I use it .

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Auditing TrueCrypt

Recently, Matthew Green has been leading an independent project to audit TrueCrypt. Phase I, a source code audit by iSEC Partners, is complete

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Schneier Talks and Interviews

Here are three articles about me from the last month.

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