Category: Bruce Schneier

Resilient Systems News 0

Resilient Systems News

Former Raytheon CEO Bill Swanson has joined our board of directors. For those who don’t know, Resilient Systems is my company. I’m the CTO, and we sell an incident-response management platform that…well…helps IR teams to manage incidents

Stealing Fingerprints 0

Stealing Fingerprints

The news from the Office of Personnel Management hack keeps getting worse. In addition to the personal records of over 20 million US government employees, we’ve now learned that the hackers stole fingerprint files for 5.6 million of them

Identifying CIA Officers in the Field 0

Identifying CIA Officers in the Field

During the Cold War, the KGB was very adept at identifying undercover CIA officers in foreign countries through what was basically big data analysis . (Yes, this is a needlessly dense and very hard-to-read article. I think it’s worth slogging through, though.)

Spoofing Fitness Trackers 0

Spoofing Fitness Trackers

The website has a series of instructional videos on how to spoof fitness trackers, using such things as a metronome, pendulum, or power drill. With insurance companies like John Hancock offering discounts to people who allow them to verify their exercise program by opening up their fitness-tracker data, these are useful hacks. News article .

How GCHQ Tracks Internet Users 0

How GCHQ Tracks Internet Users

The Intercept has a new story from the Snowden documents about The UK’s GCHQ’s surveillance of the Internet: The mass surveillance operation ­ code-named KARMA POLICE­ was launched by British spies about seven years ago without any public debate or scrutiny.