Tagged: bruce schneier

WikiLeaks Spy Files 0

WikiLeaks Spy Files

WikiLeaks has organized the trove of documents about corporations aiding government surveillance around the world. It’s worth wandering around through all this material.

Wi-Fi Jammer 0

Wi-Fi Jammer

A device called Cyborg Unplugged can be configured to prevent any Wi-Fi connection: Oliver notes on the product’s website that its so-called “All Out Mode” — which prevents surveillance devices from connecting to any Wi-Fi network in the area — is likely illegal, and he advises against its use. Nevertheless, we can imagine activists slipping these little devices into public areas and wreaking a bit of havoc.

Security of Password Managers 0

Security of Password Managers

At USENIX Security this year there were two papers studying the security of password managers: David Silver, Suman Jana, and Dan Boneh, ” Password Managers: Attacks and Defenses .” Zhiwei Li, Warren He, Devdatta Akhawe, and Dawn Song, ” The Emperor’s New Password Manager: Security Analysis of Web-based Password Managers .” It’s interesting work, especially because it looks at security problems in something that is supposed to improve security. I’ve long recommended a password manager to solve the very real problem that any password that can be easily remembered is vulnerable to a dictionary attack. The world got a visceral reminder of this earlier this week, when hackers posted iCloud photos from celebrity accounts.