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Iranian Phishing 0

Iranian Phishing

CitizenLab is reporting on Iranian hacking attempts against activists, which include a real-time man-in-the-middle attack against Google’s two-factor authentication. This report describes an elaborate phishing campaign against targets in Iran’s diaspora, and at least one Western activist. The ongoing attacks attempt to circumvent the extra protections conferred by two-factor authentication in Gmail, and rely heavily on phone-call based phishing and “real time” login attempts by the attackers

Defending All the Targets Is Impossible 0

Defending All the Targets Is Impossible

In the wake of the recent averted mass shooting on the French railroads, officials are realizing that there are just too many potential targets to defend. The sheer number of militant suspects combined with a widening field of potential targets have presented European officials with what they concede is a nearly insurmountable surveillance task. The scale of the challenge, security experts fear, may leave the Continent entering a new climate of uncertainty, with added risk attached to seemingly mundane endeavors, like taking a train

Are Data Breaches Getting Larger? 0

Are Data Breaches Getting Larger?

This research says that data breaches are not getting larger over time. ” Hype and Heavy Tails: A Closer Look at Data Breaches ,” by Benjamin Edwards, Steven Hofmeyr, and Stephanie Forrest: Abstract: Recent widely publicized data breaches have exposed the personal information of hundreds of millions of people. Some reports point to alarming increases in both the size and frequency of data breaches, spurring institutions around the world to address what appears to be a worsening situation

The Advertising Value of Intrusive Tracking 0

The Advertising Value of Intrusive Tracking

Here’s an interesting research paper that tries to calculate the differential value of privacy-invasive advertising practices. The researchers used data from a mobile ad network and was able to see how different personalized advertising practices affected customer purchasing behavior.

Friday Squid Blogging: Calamari Ripieni Recipe 0

Friday Squid Blogging: Calamari Ripieni Recipe

Nice and easy Calamari Ripieni recipe , along with general instructions on cooking squid: Tenderizing squid is as simple as pounding it flat — if you’re going to turn it into a steak. Otherwise, depending on the size of the squid, you can simply trim off the tentacles and slice the squid body, or mantle, into rings that can be grilled, sautéed, breaded and fried, added to soup, added to salad or pasta, or marinated.